Secondary Transition Basics for the School Based SLP

Secondary Transition and SLPs: The Roles of the SLP

Multiple locations

Session Dates

Thursday October 13, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Thursday October 20, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Webinar


This is a training designed to support the successful implementation of the secondary transition process by increasing the knowledge of speech-language pathologists regarding the various roles these professionals play within secondary transition planning.

Participants in this course will examine the various responsibilities that the SLP may have within the secondary transition team: organizer, facilitator, collaborator, advocate, data analyst, and progress monitor. They will discuss the duties of the SLP as a facilitator of transition programming, including self-advocacy activities and student-led IEPs.

Participants will also examine methods for increasing effective collaboration between stakeholders, including families and agencies. Additionally, SLPs will identify ways that speech-language data can be presented and utilized to complement the transition planning process. They will also discuss how they advocate for and support students’ rights to communicate, both within the educational environment and within transition planning itself.


Participants will be able to:

  • State the 6 possible roles of the SLP on the Transition team
  • Identify three methods of collaboration that can be used to facilitate communication between IEP team members
  • Describe three ways in which students can participate in their own progress monitoring

Target Audience

School Based Speech and Language Pathologists

Topics Covered: Speech & Language

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Melissa Howell, at 717-901-2288, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Michael Stagemyer

Content Contact:

Elizabeth Christopher