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National Train-the-Trainer Institutes

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS: Strengthen Students' Functional Vision and Visual Perceptual Skills
Boston, May 1-2
Minneapolis, May 3-4
Seattle, July 6-7

Current, Best Strategies to Identify Reading Problems and Target Instruction to Help Your Struggling Readers Become More Proficient Readers (Grades 1-5)
St. Louis, May 15-16
Chicago, May 17-18

Differentiated Instruction That Works!
Chicago, June 26-29

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Paraprofessionals Who Work With Students with Special Needs
Anaheim, June 27-29

Co-Teaching That Works
Chicago, July 10-13

Guided Math That Works! (Grades K-6)
Boston, July 18-21

Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction That Works! (Grades K-6)
Seattle, July 18-21

Reducing Disruptive Behaviors to Increase Learning: Strategies that Work!
Chicago, July 18-21

Strengthening the EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS of Students with Special Needs
Boston, July 24-27

National Institutes

Using Cutting-Edge Tools and Strategies to Enhance World Language Learning (Grades 6-12)

Las Vegas, July 10 - 12

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Maribeth Plankers is an outstanding speech-language pathologist, presenter and professor. She has been practicing speech-language pathology for the past 34 years, working directly in schools for 28 of those years. MariBeth has developed a collaborative model of delivering education-based speech-language pathology services in schools, working with whole classrooms of students to provide dynamic communication interventions and effective classroom strategies that teachers use daily, with any student.

She is the author of SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS: Strengthen Students’ Receptive and Expressive Communication Skills to Increase Student Learning and Engagement in School (Preschool-Grade 12), the extensive resource handbook you will receive to help you train when you return to your school(s) and district.

In this high energy, hands-on, two-day institute, you will move, laugh and experience some of the challenges of students with deficits in their communication skills, and discover a wealth of practical strategies to address these challenges and train others. Wear comfortable clothing, as you will be actively moving throughout both days! Come and enjoy two days of training with MariBeth and your colleagues to address the communicative needs of students in the classroom and real world!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

The resources are fantastic! MariBeth has great energy and kept our attention throughout the training.”
– Nancy Friday, SLP

MariBeth is VERY engaging! I learned a ton of new ideas and strategies! Thank you!”
– Jen Rodrick, SLP

“Excellent! Finally, an institute worth attending! A wealth of information I can use right away!
– Loni Gobel, SLP

“I enjoyed MariBeth’s presentation style, knowledge and the amount of resources and examples she shared. I can’t wait to share all of this with my colleagues.”
– Mandy Deopere, SLP

“MariBeth brought great energy to this training. The content is relevant for all SLPs and special educators!”
– Julie Carey, SLP

Very informative! Great examples! MariBeth has a great sense of humor and is very knowledgeable. The resource handbook is going to be a valuable resource.”
– Carol Berler, SLP

Informative, upbeat and so helpful! MariBeth is awesome!”
– Theresa Howley, SLP

“MariBeth was fabulous! I have never been so engaged, educated and entertained!”
– Amy Morra, SLP

“This was one of the best trainings I have ever attended. So much great information – just what I was looking for!”
– Kimberly Clark-Fitzbuck, SLP