PDA Language Development and Communication Skills for SLPs

Date(s)January 13 - March 16, 2020
Seats Remaining33
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Course:  PDA Language Development and Communication Skills for SLPs

Dates: January 13, 2020 - March 16, 2020 

Required Online Group Meeting Dates:  Monday, January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24 and March 9

5:00-7:00 PM (EST).

Requirements for Online Group Meetings:

We will be using Adobe Connect for your online group meetings. Prior to the first group meeting, you will receive an email with a link to your course’s Adobe Connect room. Adobe Connect does not require any special software.  You will simply be going to a website for your group meeting. All you need is a computer with a high-speed internet connection (you may want to avoid using a wireless connection or dial-up connection if possible). Since the online group meetings require interaction from all participants, you will need to obtain a microphone and headphones.  Headsets with microphones can be purchased for about $15-$20 at Target, Wal-Mart or all electronic stores. You may be able to borrow a headset from your school. If you have a built-in microphone on your computer, you will still need a headset with a microphone.

Course Requirements:

In addition to online group meetings, participants read and study online course content, complete required assessment tasks and communicate with the facilitator regularly.  Your syllabus will assist you in pacing your work throughout the course. Upon completion of all requirements, participants will receive 60 inservice points.

Course Description:  

This online course is only open to SLPs needing to earn CEUs.  It awards 6.7 CEUs and 60 inservice points towards teacher certification.  This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills in the sequence of receptive and expressive language development/communication and appropriate interventions. Information is provided on the sequence of typical reading development and strategies to address reading difficulties. Content includes ways to integrate communication instruction into educational settings, and how to select appropriate assistive technology and alternative communication systems.


The PDA courses, developed by the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, are included in the Master Inservice Plan in all Florida school districts.  If you are not currently employed in education in Florida, it is your responsibility, prior to starting the module, to contact your former school district or private school agency to determine if they are able to submit inservice credits to FDOE for you.  

Course Objectives:  http://fl-pda.org/facilitated/

Course Syllabus: http://bit.ly/32deznW 

Q and A: http://bit.ly/2oOuUC2

Additional Questions: PDAQuestions@gmail.com


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