Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MEETING 2/9/10

**COMMENT TO THESE MINUTES TO GET CREDIT FOR THIS MEETING!!**

Announcements: bake sale feb 16-17, schlotzky’s fundraiser feb 23 all day bring receipt to meeting to get credit, tshirts in $15, explore ut- march 6

Speakers from the Capitol School of Austin: Jeanette Young and Karen Bodden
A little history of the Capitol School: it was started in 1990 by Amy Cunningham an SLP, used a church funded by parent tuition and fundraising, originally a preschool setting added kindergarten in 1994 to help the kids with learning disorders as well, goes thru 3rd grade, 2000- horizon was started for kids with autism spectrum disorders 17 teaching staff, 29 members

Programs for preschool and school age, and kids with behavioral or learning problems; 2-8 yrs… but really based on the learning ability of the kids
Preschool- half day except prek
k-3 Academic is whole day
occupational therapy for pe, music therapy for music, drama for older kids, 8-10 kids per class for preschool with 1 teacher and 1 assistant, up to 12 for older

can volunteer- brief orientation, requirement commit to 2 hrs a week and be consistent, let Jeanette know if you are interested, can get observation hrs here, on tues and thurs observation hrs open
summer program- 1 month theme based 4 hrs, camp like helps with language development, can volunteer with this
hire speech pathologists??- they do hire SLPs when a spot becomes available, lots more opportunities for volunteer
teaching certificate??- not required but a lot of the staff do have one, will have to have some training on how to teach subjects/special education
requirements to meet to go to school- application case history and goes to a committee, then 1-3 day visit to see if a good fit, must have a speech language eval, neurology evaluation, kids that are language learning disordered, on a 6 week trial basis
a few examples of the types of disorders that the kids have that go to the Capitol School: receptive expressive language disorder, apraxia, add, aspergers, auditory processing

divide classrooms based on diagnosis??- kids on autism spectrum work better with almost 1-1 setting, but not divided specifically by disorder

advice: as undergrad- expose yourself to typically learning kids to recognize disordered kids, daycares, afterschool programs, babysit; interested in medical route sit in on swallowing studies, shadow speech path to figure out what youre interested in; learn about AAC devices; go to TSHA take advantage of all the opportunities; grad school- get involved in research, interact with patients; practicum sites- try to get a diversity of settings; look for courses in related fields- counseling, therapy, client relationship, reading disorders; begin building referral list for your clients; take part in speech and hearing screenings; grad school advice- keep in touch with others in your field; try to do as much continuing ed as you can; try to look for a cfy where you will get 1 on 1 time with your supervisor

DONT FORGET!!!!

BAKE SALE- FEB 16-17 CONTACT ROBYN TO SIGN UP!

SCHLOTZKY'S FUNDRAISER- FEB 23 all day thing bring reciept to get credit!!!

T- SHIRTS ARE IN!!!!! $15

DUES ARE DUE BY THE NEXT MEETING! FEB 23

EXPLORE UT- MARCH 6 contact Sarah to sign up to work a shift

27 comments:

  1. Read the minutes!
    Thanks for the info!
    Kelly Jerden

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  2. Thank you!
    Lindsay Judy

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  3. I read the minutes. Thanks!
    Angela Gauronskas

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  4. I read the minutes; thanks!:)

    Lindsay Dorman-lgd256

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  5. I was sick and couldn't make it to the meeting today. I read the minutes though!
    Dana Thorson
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  6. Read the minutes!
    Kadi Eaton
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  7. awesome information! aisha khan ak8437

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  8. read the minutes :)

    Lauren Christenson
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  9. i read the minutes!
    thank you!
    ana garcia akg528

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  10. I read the minutes! I couldn't make it to the meeting! thanks!
    Andrea Gifford alg2443

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  11. Read the minutes! Gracias!

    Kelsey Davis
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  12. Thanks for the updates! I'll make it out to one of the fundraisers for sure!

    See you soon!
    Kelly Long
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  13. I had a performance at the Union today. Sorry I couldnt make it, but thank you for the information!

    Lopa Shah
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  14. I read the information thank you!
    Pilar Johnson

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  15. Read the minutes.

    Jennifer Ho
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  16. Read the minutes! Thanks!

    Kelsey Laferriere
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  17. Thanks!

    Siobhan Marcucci
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  18. I unexpectedly had to miss meeting, but I read the minutes! Thanks!

    Olivia Reed

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  19. Had to miss. :(
    I read it!
    -Gabriela Saenz

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  20. Read the minutes, thank you so much!

    Christina Morales
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  21. I'm a regular member but I missed this meeting
    Kayla Kirts

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  22. I'm also a regular member, but I couldn't make it to the meeting! Thanks!
    -Kayla Hall
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  23. I've read the minutes! Thanks!

    Sandra Gonzalez

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  24. Read the minutes. Thank you for the information.

    Annika Atkinson

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  25. Read the minutes - sorry for missing the meeting!
    Ashley Burzo
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  26. Read the minutes!

    Natalie Horstman

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