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4/26/2022, Co-Treating:  Using Art to Address Motor and Communication Goals

Date: 4/26/2022 Time: 12:00-1:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar


In this webinar we will introduce you to Diane Alber’s work and how to use art to teach social-emotional language. Her books and activities lend themselves to a team approach with your SLP, OT and Special Education Teacher. Let address fine motor, the language of emotions and the application of social-emotional skills with your students.  Join this webinar with your therapy team and leave with a plan for co-treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn three ways to adapt art to match each complex body you are working with
  2. Learn three ways to address emotional language using low or high tech AAC
  3. Identify three benefits of using social emotional curriculum in your special education classroom


Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCC
Brenda Del Monte has been working as a therapist for over 18 years. Brenda received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Washington University. She has worked with children and adults with multiple disabilities since 2003. Brenda owns Technically Speaking, PLLC, a company that serves those who use AAC.  As an expert in AAC, Brenda contracts with Advanced Therapy Solutions to evaluate, train and treat those with multiple disabilities and complex medical conditions. 

Brenda serves as a practice scholar research mentor at Northern Arizona University’s OTD program. Brenda has taught courses for Central Washington University, Arizona State University Speech-Language Pathology SLP Master’s Program and Northern Arizona University Occupational Doctoral students.

Kristin Leslie, ATP, MAT, OTR/L

Kristin Leslie is an occupational therapist and an assistive technology professional who is currently in the role of director at the Special Education Technology Center (SETC).  She has worked in special education in Washington state public schools for 23 years. Her leadership role at SETC includes providing guidance to administrators, families, and school teams on assistive technology tools and best practices to remove barriers to student learning.


Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: