Assistive Technology for Language Based Learning Needs

Presented by Sara Valli M.A., CCC-SLP

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Course Description

This course will discuss specific assistive technology to support reading and writing in the classroom. A middle school case study will be included. Options for how to provide direct instruction for students with language based needs in the use of independent assistive technology for reading and writing in the classroom will be reviewed. This course […]
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Meet Your Presenter

Sara Valli is a certified and licensed speech and language pathologist who has worked in the Fall Mountain Regional Schools since 2014. She has been a speech and language pathologist since 1999 specializing in assistive technology for learning disabilities, language and literacy, as well as in adolescent language, executive functioning, social cognition skills, and self advocacy for transition. She was a tenured faculty member at the Santa Rosa Junior College in the Disability Resources Department and has served as an adjunct instructor for The Collaborative for Educational Services Licensure in Special Education Program. She lives in Unity, NH with her family.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will identify a minimum of three assistive technology supports for students with language based learning needs.
  2. Participants will apply knowledge on how to instruct students in the use of independent assistive technology for reading and writing in the classroom.
  3. Participants will demonstrate the ability to include assistive technology in student IEPs.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Quick overview of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT)
  • 0:10 - Case study of middle school student with language based needs
  • 0:30 - Specific assistive technology instruction
  • 0:45 - Including needs based assistive technology in an IEP and supporting classroom staff
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

SLPs who work with children.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until September 17th, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter receives a salary from Fall Mountain Regional School District.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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