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The School-Based SLP's Guide for RTI

This course explains the SLP’s role in RTI in the school system. It outlines the RTI tiers and gives examples of each. This course gives real life tips on how to make time in your busy schedule for RTI and how to get other professionals on board. RTI won’t sound so overwhelming and confusing after this course. Earn 1 clock hour of continuing education credit (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
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ASHA requires that CE courses take attendance (your unique login) and learner earns a certificate of completion (by passing the quiz). This program has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. TSHA continuing education (CE) hours can be used toward renewal of your Texas license (and most other states too) and as professional development activities for the maintenance of your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). The Pep Talk Podcast for SLPs podcast episode courses have been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). TSHA is accredited by the ASHA CEB to provide continuing education for speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

  Learner Objectives:

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to:

1. List a reason why we do pre-referral interventions

2. Give an example of tier 1 RTI

3. Give an example of tier 2 RTI



5 min: Introduction, bio, disclosures, learner objectives
10 min: What is RTI, the tiers, why do we do RTI
10 min: What SLPs should and shouldn’t do
10 min:  Making time for RTI, meetings, and support
15min: Tier 1 examples, tier 2 examples, tier 3 examples and afterwards
10 min: Summary, closing points


The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. Pep Talk Podcast, its host, and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during episodes unless otherwise stated. TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Michelle Andrews M.S., CCC-SLP

Founder and Managing Director of Pep Talk LLC
Michelle has been a speech-language pathologist since 2014. She has worked in the schools, private clinics, and home health. She started creating speech therapy materials for SLPs years ago and founded Pep Talk LLC. She discovered her passion for education and developed this continuing education podcast for SLPs everywhere. She desires to help SLPs feel confident and to produce the best treatment by increasing knowledge and skills.

Darla Gardner M.S., CCC-SLP

Guest Speaker
Darla Gardner is an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist with extensive experience in both the skilled nursing and educational settings. Darla has been an SLP for 19 years. For the last 7 years she has primarily worked with 3-6 year olds in her district's Early Childhood Center. She Collaborates with and educates PreK andKindergarten teachers to provide language interventions in the classroom through RTI. It has not only enlightened many teachers but she says it has made her a better school based SLP as well.


Michelle Andrews’ financial disclosers: She has a Teachers pay Teachers, Boom Learning, and Teach with Medley store under Pep Talk LLC. She is also the founder and manager of the Pep Talk Podcast. 
Michelle Andrews’ non-financial disclosures: Speech Arcade is an in-kind sponsor for this podcast.
Darla's financial disclosures: Owner, author, and creator of Ms Gardenia's Speech Room, she is an early childhood SLP at Ennis ISD, and uses some affiliate links in handouts. 
Darla's non-financial disclosures: Owner of some Facebook groups mentioned. Mentions books by Leslie Sullivan. 

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I will definitely be using this information starting tomorrow in therapy sessions. There is more to learn, but it definitely opened my eyes to why certain kids I have or have had were not progressing like their other peers.
— Hailey P.
I love this podcast! What a fun way to earn continuing education. I have learned new skills that I will be using going forward.
— Emily W.
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