No One Can Whistle a Symphony Alone

Mark Strait

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ASHA Course Number: ACEF0555
Course Credits: 0.2 ASHA CEUs (2 hours)

School based clinicians are charged with assisting students with their language skills needed to fully access their eThere is really no place on earth that collaboration and inter-professional practice is more important than in our educational system today. This is increasingly so when dealing with our students who have disabilities and special needs, such as our speech impaired students. This presentation will focus on the importance of working as a collaborative team to secure the best possible educational outcomes for students (and have fun doing it).

Instructor Information

Marva Mount

Marva Mount, M. A., CCC-SLP has worked in a variety of settings in her 35+ year career, with school-based services being her favorite work setting due to the amazing treatment programs that may be delivered there. Marva has presented at the state and national level on a variety of school-based issues. Marva is a chapter author/contributor to the Fifth Edition of Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as well as a contributing author to ASHA Special Interest Group 16 (School-based Issues) Perspectives. Marva was awarded the TSHA Hall of Fame Award for outstanding contributions to the profession in March 2018.

Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Marva Mount has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Marva Mount has no other non-financial information to disclose.

Learner Objectives

By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of collaboration and/or inter-professional practice for a speech-language pathologist working in the school setting.
  2. Describe at least two models of collaboration to utilize within the school setting.
  3. Describe three classroom-based collaborative interventions for students with an identified speech impairment.


  • 30 minutes: Why is Collaboration Important?
  • 30 minutes: What does it look like?
  • 45 minutes: Intervention and Strategy Ideas
  • 15 minutes: Wrap up – Q and A