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5/10/2022, Co-Treating:  Using Mobility to Address Motor and Communication Goals

Date: 5/10/2022 Time: 12:00-1:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar


Movement is motivating! Once our bodies are moving, we are ready for new challenges and excited to communicate. Whether in a one-on-one or group setting, SLPs and OTs together can address motor goals through movement and increase the motivation to communicate.  When SLPs and OTs team with a group of students you have the unique opportunity to use sports, competition, and social interaction to motivate students to try hard things. Let’s step out of our silos, domains, goals, agendas, and comfort zones and dig deep into treating two students together to address the whole person in front of us.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to adapt sports to increase motor and communication skills
  2. Identify areas you can combine switch access and social interaction
  3. Create group projects or activities that address all areas of education in meaningful ways.


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: