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5/03/2022, Co-Treating:  Using Literacy to Address Motor and Communication Goals

Date: 5/3/2022 Time: 12:00-1:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar


In this webinar we will discuss the benefits of SLPs and OTs working together in ways you may not have considered before for those with complex bodies. Let’s get every kind of body moving to increase each one’s level of alertness and motivation. This can be done with literacy activities to maximize participation and learning. Using literacy in small group activities highlights the meaningful use of literacy. You also have the privilege of witnessing true friendships being formed among classmates as they explore mutual interests. Let’s bring our creative ideas on how to access reading and writing.   

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify voluntary, repeatable and independent movement for each student to access reading and writing.
  2. Learn how to establish a “yes” and a “no” using no technology at all. 
  3. Gain understanding on how to structure sessions to address each one’s literacy goals.
  4. Identify books that lend themselves to movement based activities.


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: