CESA 5 SLP Institute

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 2/13/2023 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 2/14/2023 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Erikke Nystrom-Grothaus
Agency Assistant: Taber Hodgson 608-745-5423
Location: Glacier Canyon Conference Center at The Wilderness
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Facility: Sandstone Ballroom
2/27/2023 08:30 AM - 03:45 PM Registration & Breakfast begin at 7:30AM
2/28/2023 08:30 AM - 02:30 PM Registration & Breakfast begin at 7:30AM

CESA 5 Speech-Language Pathology Institute

PURPOSE: This 2-day Institute provides Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) with a wide variety of strategies to support various communication needs. Our speakers cover current topics for SLP's. Our unique setup allows for direct interaction with multiple vendors, including therapy and educational materials & assistive technology strategies. The Institute also provides an opportunity for SLPs to reconnect with the extended community of school-based SLP's. In addition to our distinguished keynote speakers, this conference features vendor exhibits, one ethics session, and fabulous door prizes provided by our wonderful vendors.

2-Day Conference Cost: $275.00


2023 Keynote Speaker

Monday, February 27, 2023

Paula Kluth, PhD

"Your Going to Love This Kid" Educating Autistic Students in the Inclusive Classroom 

In this interactive session, participants will learn practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels & other disabilities within a general education classroom. Topics addressed include defining (and redefining) autism, listening to the voices of autistic people, and seeing inclusion as a process (vs. as a place). Several practical strategies will be provided including several relating to communication and social skill development (e.g., gaze avoidance, content-connected materials, using indirect communication), teaching to strengths, fascinations and areas of expertise (e.g., rolodex reader, DIY ABC book, laptop lecture "fidget"), and movement. Three easy-to-implement tools will be shared and a range of DIY classroom supports will be introduced. This session is specifically focused on rethinking—rethinking inclusion, rethinking autism, and rethinking possibilities for all students. Come for the content and stay for the glittery microphone, whale-themed dance party, and birthday present swag




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  • 2 Day: $275.00

STUDENTS: Special pricing for full-time students: ONLY $100 for both days. Register with your University email account. (Email hodgsont@cesa5.organd we will adjust your fee.)

ASHA 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.

A Certificate of Attendance with seven hours for each day will be furnished based on your attendance.  Participants attending the Ethics Training will be provided with a certificate of completion (1 hour).

PAYMENT: If paying by check or PO, make it out to CESA 5, and please include a copy of your MyQuickReg confirmation email. Mail or fax to: CESA 5, ATTN: Taber Hodgson, 626 E Slifer St, Portage, WI 53901. Fax: 608.509.7035. Email


You can make your hotel reservations by calling Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells, at 1-800-867-9453.

Single Occupancy Room: $82

Double, Triple, or Quad Occupancy Room: $109

*Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.25%) in effect at the time of check-in unless proper tax-exempt documentation is provided prior to check-in.*

Room block is available until January 27, 2023.

Reference leader #815048


Click here for a map and directions to Glacier Canyon Lodge.


  • Conference Coordinator: Erikke Nystrom-Grothaus 608.745.5440
  • Registration/Payment Assistance: Taber Hodgson 608.745.5423 or email:

Please Note: If you have any dietary restrictions or need special accommodations, please let us know when you register. We will do our best to work with the resort to accommodate medical issues - not food preferences.

DISCLAIMER: CESA 5 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten-free, and basic food allergies. To better serve those with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your MyQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event. We will do our best to work with the resort to accommodate medical issues - not food preferences.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel at least 10 working days before the conference.  Because of our commitments to the conference facility, presenters, vendors, and participants, no refund of any kind, for any reason will be given for cancellation requests received after February 13, 2023. CESA 5 cannot make exceptions to this policy. Registrations are transferable within your organization. Any lodging cancellations are the responsibility of the participant and are not subject to any 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.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
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.
WES9The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effect of his or her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
WES10The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support pupil learning and well being and who acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
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
Parent Involvementpercent of parents of children with IEPs reporting satisfaction with parent involvement
Secondary Transition GoalsPercent of youth aged 16 and older whose IEP includes coordinated, measureable annual goals and transition services
Timely and Accurate Datastate reported data are timely and accurate
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.