13th Annual SLP Institute

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 3/4/2015 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 2/23/2015 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Carolyn Meronek
Agency Assistant: Julia Jiannacopoulos 608-745-5423
Location: Glacier Canyon Lodge
45 Hillman Rd
Lake Delton, WI 53965
Facility: Conference Center
3/9/2015 07:30 AM - 04:00 PM
3/10/2015 07:30 AM - 04:00 PM

13th Annual CESA 5 School-Based Speech-Language Pathology Institute
March 9 & 10, 2015

 Fee increase to $275 after January 30, 2015 

Purpose: This two-day conference provides speech-language pathologists (SLPs) hands-on, ready-to-replicate strategies and techniques to benefit the students they serve with speech-language disabilities. The conference also provides an opportunity for SLPs to re-connect with the greater community of school-based SLPs and to facilitate a cross-pollination of service delivery ideas. In addition to distinguished key-note speakers, this conference features vendor exhibits, breakout sessions, an ethics presentation and door prizes.

Each year nearly 400-500 SLPs attend our conference. Please join us in 2015!

2015 Featured Presenters:

  • Keli Richmond, MS, CCC-SLP, founder of - "Why not? Enhance literacy and language skills while addressing speech sound disorders and childhood apraxia of speech!"
  • Trici Schraeder, MS, CCC-SLP, UW-Madison Faculty Associate - "Connecting to the Classroom Curriculum: the Role of the SLP"
  • More Breakout sessions!

Pre-Conference Session: Sunday, March 8 12:30-4:00pm  (You can add this pre-conference session to your registration for an additional $100.) 

  • Promoting Literacy and Language! Creating and Adapting Books SESSION FULL! (Registration closed - waitlist only)
    Judi Cumley, CESA 5 Assistive Technology Specialist
    SLP's and Educators are constantly looking for GOOD, appropriate books for students with significant disabilities. This fast-paced session will be a combo of “make-n-take” low to high tech books and exploring websites with options to either create your own book or read those that are already created. We will be using apps for the iPad and websites accessible to any platform, but resources and examples for the Chromebook and computer software will be shared. Participants should bring an iPad with permission/password to download apps. Have pictures available for creating your own books for students (student photos, school photos, choices, etc) in the iPad camera roll. Questions: email Judi cumley,



One Day Rates: We will offer one-day rates again this year. If you plan to attend on Monday or Tuesday ONLY, the cost is $165. Email and let us know which day you plan to attend and we will adjust your fee.

Student/Parent Rates: Special reduced pricing for full-time students/parents: $150 for both days.  When registering, it will ask if you are a full-time student or parent. Please check "Yes" and we will adjust your fee.

Graduate Credit: Optional 1 graduate credit is available for 2-day attendees (additional fee). Please register for credit by checking the appropriate radial button below. This will ensure that you receive the course registration form in February. You pay the Graduate Credit fee when you check-in at the conference.

ASHA CMHs: Certification Maintenance Hours: Both days = 11 CMHs.  This conference is not part of the ASHA CE Registry, which means it will not show up automatically in your ASHA CE Registry report. It is the participant's responsibility to submit a copy of the provided certificate of attendance with the other necessary documentation when submitting the 3-year Certification Maintenance renewal paperwork.

Please refer to for further clarification.

Payment: When paying by check or PO, make payment out to CESA 5 and please include a copy of your confirmation email. Mail or fax to: CESA 5, ATTN: Julia J., 626 E Slifer St, Portage, WI 53901. Fax: (608) 742-2384.

Our original lodging block has filled & the Resort is honoring State Rate rooms UNTIL February 28, 2015.  
The only Guest rooms available are in the adjoining Wilderness Hotel. There is a shuttle and an enclosed walkway.
*Waterpark wristband included for every registered guest.* 

For additional tax exempt status information refer to


  • If your organization is sales tax exempt in WI, please bring a completed Wisconsin S211 or copy of your Certificate of Exemption Status (CES) form and present it at check-in.
  • If paying with a personal credit card, you'll also need a letter on district letterhead stating that your employer is reimbursing you for business related travel.
  • If your district is paying by check, checks need to be received by the Wilderness 10 business days prior to the stay.
  • The Wilderness will accept a signed purchase order for payment, but said payment must be received PRIOR to your stay.
  • Bring the purchase order, S211 form or Certificate of Exemption Status (CES) form upon check in. This may be the best way to ensure that you are given tax exempt status.

Directions: Click here for a map and directions to Glacier Canyon.

Register early - limited to 450 participants.  Please Note: If you have any dietary restrictions or need special accomodations, please let us know when you register.

  • Conference Content Questions: Rebecca Johnson (608) 745-5440 or email:
  • Conference Registration/Payment Questions: Julia Jiannacopoulos (608) 745-5423 or email:

Cancellations: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel at least 10 working days before the conference. Because of our commitments to the venue, presenters, vendors and participants, no refund of any kind, for any reason, will be given for cancellation requests received after Monday, February 23, 2015. Registrations are transferable within your organization. Any lodging cancellations are the responsibility of the participant and not subject to any type of refund by CESA 5. CESA 5 WILL NOT CANCEL THE CONFERENCE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. This policy replaces the cancellation policy stated below.

Teacher Standards
WES2The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.
WES3The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of pupils, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.
WES4The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
WES6The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
WES8The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the pupil.
Administrator Standards
WAS3The administrator manages by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to pupil learning and staff professional growth.
WAS5The administrator models collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
WAS7The administrator understands, responds to, and interacts with the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context that affects schooling.
Pupil Services
WPS2The pupil services professional understands the complexities of learning and knowledge of comprehensive, coordinated practice strategies that support pupil learning, health, safety and development.
WPS3The pupil services professional has the ability to use research, research methods and knowledge about issues and trends to improve practice in schools and classrooms.
WPS5The pupil services professional understands the organization, development, management and content of collaborative and mutually supportive pupil services programs within educational settings.
WPS6The pupil services professional is able to address comprehensively the wide range of social, emotional, behavioral and physical issues and circumstances which may limit pupils’ abilities to achieve positive learning outcomes through development, implementation and evaluation of system-wide interventions and strategies.
Special Education
Graduation Ratespercent comparison of youth with and without IEP's graduating with a regular diploma
Participation and Performance on statewide assess.for students with disabilities
Suspension/Expulsion Ratesdiscrepancy between the rate of students with disabilities being suspended or expelled from school more than 10 days
Parent Involvementpercent of parents of children with IEPs reporting satisfaction with parent involvement
Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel before 10 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 10 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been canceled due to weather conditions.