Managing the SLP School Workload

ASHA CEUs: This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

This course provides an overview of how SLPs might best manage a school workload. Topics include maximizing technology supports, maximizing staff supports, planning, scheduling considerations, barriers in time management and ways to overcome, and using a clinical decision-making process that aligns to student outcomes/learning objectives.

Instructor Information

Dr. Dawn Callahan Dennis, Ed.D. CCC-SLP, is a Regional Director with The Stepping Stones Group in the Kansas City area. Dr. Callahan Dennis has a successful career that has spanned working in hospitals, private practice, schools and universities. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Boston University (‘90 & ‘91) and completed her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS (2012). Her passion is empowering others, which she fulfills through providing mentorship, guidance, and collaboration with SSG staff. She is sought out by school districts for consultation and professional development in topics of speech language pathology and education, including IDEA Compliance, Stress and Trauma Informed School, Tiered Interventions and Collaborative Teaming. She currently resides in the Kansas City area.

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Dennis is an employee of The Stepping Stones Group. She has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Dr. Dennis has no other non-financial information to disclose.

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify key organizational supports (tech and staff) that improve efficiency at work.
  2. Identify barriers to time management and how to overcome them.
  3. Discuss the clinical decision making processing that aligns to student outcomes/learning objectives.


  • 25 minutes: Introductions and meeting norms
  • 3 minutes: Pre-test
  • 10 minutes: Organizational Methods
  • 15 minutes: Time management barriers and solutions
  • 15 minutes: Utilizing technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • 15 minutes: Support staff enhancing student outcomes
  • 10 minutes: Evidence-based clinical decision making: What is it? How to do it
  • 10 minutes: Alignment of IEP goals to learning standards and outcomes
  • 10 minutes: Goal Sensitivity: Writing relevant goals
  • 20 minutes: How do we exit students from services?
  • 2 minutes: Post-test
  • 5 minutes: Questions and Discussions