Minnesota State University, Mankato

Camp Maverick Professional Development

Camp Maverick: Literacy Practices in Action
This professional development will provide an introduction to reading and writing foundations, development, assessment and intervention for Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, School Psychologists, Educators and other related professionals who work with children and adolescents with disabilities and/or children who struggle to learn to read and write. Foundational knowledge of literacy and development of school-age language and literacy will be addressed as well as comprehensive clinical assessment, informal assessment evidence-based intervention for language and literacy.

Comments from Past Attendees

  • "Wonderful course!! This was one of the best CE events I have ever attended in 40 years as a SLP."
  • "The format was perfect."
  • "The facilities are amazing!!" and "Classroom facility was great."
  • "I really liked the portion of the class that was talking about how to implement strategies... I also liked the videos on powerpoint and thought they were a helpful way to visualize what you were talking about during the course."
  • "So knowledgeable, approachable, and helpful.  I love the resources that you have provided, and I am beyond excited to start implementing them in my practice."
  • Excellent!  Exactly what I needed!  Thank you!"

Course Objectives and Completion Requirements

  1. Describe the process of learning to read and write in typical and disordered children.
  2. Describe the professional roles in literacy development, assessment and intervention.
  3. Identify and define different profiles of literacy disorders.
  4. Plan and implement a formal and informal data-drive language-literacy assessment protocol (including administration, analyzing data, interpreting findings and communicating results).
  5. Develop an intervention tool-kit for use in one's own practice.
  6. Write an intervention plan based on language and literacy assessment findings.
  7. Summarize evidence-based practice on literacy intervention or instruction for school-age children and adolescents.
  8. Describe reading and writing development and achievement among special populations of particular interest to course participants.
  9. Evaluate own intervention techniques and suggest changes to improve implementation of literacy assessment and intervention.
Completion of course will be determined by attendance and reflection and coaching sessions participation.

Course Sessions

Instructional Session #1: Monday, June 17th through Thursday, June 20th
Instructional Session #2: Monday, June 24th through Thursday June 27th
Meet daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm - Daily Schedule found here
Total hours of instruction: 26 hours or 2.6 ASHA CEUs, introductory, professional level

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