Presenters: Ruthann Jarvis, MA, CCC-SLP & Elizabeth Peterson, MA, CCC-SLP
– S.P., prior course participant
With growing and diversifying caseloads, SLPs are increasingly challenged to make meaningful therapy progress with each student. This course was designed to assist SLPs who are seeking practical, functional, and easy-to-implement strategies to target articulation, language, grammar, organizing thoughts, inferring and reasoning, written language, attention, fluency awareness, eye contact and more.
This course will guide SLPs in implementation of the Strategies Offer Solutions Formula along with the DOES Delivery Model. Together these strategies will help students to achieve a higher level of success where the student "DOES" the desired behavior with more independence and less cueing or prompting. Strategies are effective in whole-class, small-group, and individual therapy settings. This course includes all the downloads needed to implement this approach with success!
Offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs – 6 Contact Hours. Course Run Time: 6:00:22.
The SOS Formula uses three, short directions grouped into a SOS mnemonic to successfully develop quick and easy strategies to target speech and language deficits. These evidence-based strategies incorporate highly effective visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile cues. Strategies are effective in whole-class, small-group, and individual therapy settings. Adaptable for individualized strategies for a unique student need. Learn to use SOS to:
This unique model enables students to grow from a dependent stage of being constantly prompted, to achieve a higher level of success where the student "DOES" the desired behavior with more independence and less cueing or prompting. Learn how SOS strategies can be used with students with varying disorders to:
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– S.D., prior course participant
– S.B., prior course participant
This presentation will focus exclusively on SOS – Strategies Offer Solutions – interventions. Other treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage as part of this course. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area. This course includes all the downloads needed to implement this approach.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"The prompting hierarchies and how to elicit target behaviors were beneficial. I liked the examples." C.E. (Mar. 2023)
"The discussion on creating an S.O.S. for students so that they know what they are working on and generalizing the skills outside of the therapy room was beneficial. I liked implementing core curriculum using S.O.S strategies to promote generalization of skills." B.A. (Mar. 2023)
"All topics covered were great. The course was engaging and practical." G.B. (Jan. 2023)
"There was a lot of great information covered. I find it challenging to plan effective therapy lessons targeting syntax goals. I really loved the information provided in this course on how to use SOS to take a simple sentence to a "super-sized" sentence." M.B. (Jan. 2023)
"The presenters gave us strategies and showed us how to apply those strategies in the therapy setting, which I really appreciated!" M.B. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked how this course had a lot of practical information that has good clinical application and strong outcomes. The information was clearly presented." M.R. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the SOS cuing cards, and the handouts and scenarios provided." T.D. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning how to apply SOS in therapy sessions was beneficial. This course dealt with actual treatment options as opposed to other courses that talk mainly about diagnosis only." L.W. (Dec. 2022)
"I appreciated examples of how to utilize SOS with my caseload and the examples provided for goals and objectives." L.M. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning to apply this SOS approach to my caseload was beneficial. I liked that I was able to learn important info from home." J.B. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked all the resources supplied and learning how you can use the SOS approach with groups." P.M. (Dec 2022)
"I liked the real life examples and therapy situations. The various goals and strategies in which SOS can be used for a variety of students was beneficial." M.K. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the detailed discussion and application of the keys to an effective strategy based therapy program (SOS). The use of evidence based practices incorporating clinical skills and how applicable they are to student needs impressed me." C.F. (Nov. 2022)
"The strategies presented and delivered were interesting, practical & functional, encouraging flexibility in grouping & regrouping of students when necessary, therefore making the therapy program more manageable." C.F. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked that the course provided ample handouts to use easily." K.F. (Oct. 2022)
"I love the idea of teaching my students strategies that they can apply in multiple contexts. The speakers were great. The content was great. I feel like the information presented will be very useful and so will the handouts." F.L. (Sept. 2022)
"This course provides numerous ideas that encompass numerous areas of need, along with everything from goal writing, strategies, and data collection. Applicable to numerous areas of therapy and provides a new way to focus on one goal." H.M. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked that the instructors were very knowledgeable of the topic and thorough in the explanation of the program." C.W. (Aug. 2022)
"There was a plethora of applicable information for my practice. Good examples of developing SOS models for varied individuals." K.S. (Aug. 2022)
"I like the ease and carryover." T.M. (Aug. 2022)
"The flow and format of this course was excellent!" C.W. (July 2022)
"Liked that the SOS strategy therapy approach is evidence-based and continuous and ongoing. I also love the idea that carryover will be easier for my students with this approach." M.F. (June 2022)
"I loved the specific examples for use in therapy." M.F. (June 2022)
"Good presenters. Information was clear. Liked that I can use this to get my students involved in their own therapy." L.D. (June 2022)
"Practical and easy strategies that can be applied with most students on my caseload!" T.K. (May 2022)
"Short and simple strategies that are easy to implement!" J.P. (May 2022)
"I liked the strategy based therapy paired with the traditional therapy materials used in a new way. As well as the support for using core curriculum in therapy. Course was informative, presented effectively, and organized with supporting materials." S.F. (May 2022)
"I love the SOS model and how it can be applied to ALL areas of need. I liked how concrete models and goal/objectives were provided." E.A. (May 2022)
"Course was convenient and interesting. I liked all of the content!" S.B. (May 2022)
"I enjoyed learning how to write my goals in a more effective way. I like that the presenters reviewed the information and provided good examples." C.A. (May 2022)
"Functional strategies for use in the classroom!" B.S. (Apr. 2022)
"The entire course on how to create and use the program was wonderful. Many examples of how to implement for specific areas." K.G. (Apr. 2022)
"Really liked the ease in preparation initially, and then the ability to easily adapt the program into classroom or other activities outside the therapy room. Made sense, incorporated several approaches in one to build on success." K.S. (Apr. 2022)
"Liked how SOS can be brought into the classroom and home to help the child generalize new behaviors. And how this program applies at any area of speech or language or behavior and can be individualized to a certain child's needs." T.S. (Mar. 2022)
"Very practical!! Liked that these strategies for therapy have better carryover and are easy to involve other professionals and parents." S.L. (Mar. 2022)
"So practical. It really helped that presenters took you through the entire program, step by step." A.R. (Mar. 2022)
"I hadn't heard of SOS until I took this course. It is quite interesting and can be applied in a variety of settings I work in." T.B. (Mar. 2022)
“The structure and organization made it easy to comprehend the thought process behind the SOS strategy and the practical applications.” S.S. (Mar. 2022)
“The explicit instruction and copious examples of the SOS and DOES Model were so beneficial and easily applicable to my day-to-day. Throughout the entire presentation, there were so many students of mine that I immediately thought of, and I cannot wait to apply these strategies with.” S.D. (Mar. 2022)
“I liked the students being involved in their own learning process from planning to applying and the using SOS to generalize.” J.H. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked it all! The additional examples of developing SOS for a particular need with a student was beneficial." L.W. (Feb. 2022)
"Very, very useful information!! This information was very relevant to my school based speech practice. I will now work to implement what I have learned." L.G. (Jan. 2022)
"This is a smart, quick and easily adaptable resource that is ready and easily used in the classroom. I liked that the main strategy of using the mnemonic device can be utilized immediately. Writing goals focusing on the use of functional strategies that aid in carryover will be especially helpful as well." S.B. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the mnemonic techniques that can be used across all settings." A.C. (Dec. 2021)
"The handouts provided good information to follow. I liked the use of mnemonics." L.G. (Dec. 2021)
"I enjoyed all the reading strategies and activities demonstrated to use with students." S.W. (Dec. 2021)
"I thought SOS was a beautifully simple, yet highly organized and effective way to deliver therapy to all students on a caseload. I liked the handouts that can be used in therapy immediately. This course was great!" S.P. (Dec. 2021)
"I've been working on using strategies with my students, and this was great. Easy to follow, great handouts, and downloads." M.A. (Dec. 2021)
"I found the overall strategy to be very compelling. It seems like a fantastic way to streamline therapy while keeping it effective and functional. I thought the content was excellent, as well as the flow and format." J.W. (Nov. 2021)
"Extremely functional, evidence-based, and easy to measure strategies/goals. Going over how to implement core curriculum into the therapy activities was most helpful. I am happy with what I learned." N.P. (Nov. 2021)
"Loved learning about this systematic way for kids to generalize skills into the classroom. Well presented, easily understood." K.W. (Nov. 2021)
"The presenters were very knowledgeable and had 'hands on' experience. Their enthusiasm for the topic makes me excited to try the method myself. All of the downloads included is great!!" C.W. (Aug. 2021)
"The data on the evidenced-based practice was very informative." D.W. (Jun. 2021)
“I thought the reminder to look at what I want my student to do and how to develop a system that they can take ownership of and do was very helpful. It was highly organized, also the handouts and resources were excellent.” R.D. (Jun. 2021)
"How to integrate clients targeting different areas into the same group session. The layout of the information is very thorough." K.G. (May 2021)
“I like that it is a systematic approach to therapy that incorporates the general ed curriculum and can be applied across goal areas. They did a great job incorporating all areas.” J.L. (Apr. 2021)
“I liked the detailed approach and moving from one level to the next. The presenters were excellent and held my attention. The handouts were very helpful and detailed.” J.A. (Apr. 2021)
"The aspect of the SOS system most intriguing to me was the DOES delivery model, especially 'Own it' and 'Evaluate it' These allow better ownership of the strategy by the student and better refinement and personalization of the strategy by for each student. I also appreciate the way the model facilitates application by SLPAs." D.G. (Feb. 2021)
"The SOS strategies will be very helpful. I work with a diverse population and can apply a variety of the strategies in my individual student sessions and my whole class language groups. The course was very comprehensive and well organized. The sequence of the presentation made comprehension of the material very easy." D.B. (Jan. 2021)
"I liked that this online course explored strategies other than traditional therapy techniques. I also liked that it provided additional materials for us to use with our students." K.B. (Jan. 2021)
Ruthann Jarvis, MA, CCC-SLP, graduated from California State University-Long Beach. She began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in 1983 at the Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders in Long Beach, California. She currently works in the Irvine Unified School District in California. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of positions including Special Education Teacher, Speech-Language Pathologist, Parent-Child Advocate, Master Teacher Supervisor, and Private Practice Clinician. Her work has focused primarily with students ranging in age from 18 months to 13 years. Areas of particular interest include early-language development, strategy-based therapy, autism spectrum disorders, and Tourette syndrome. Her emphasis has always been to empower her students by teaching and training strategies they can own for life.
Financial — Ruthann Jarvis is presenter of online courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Ruthann Jarvis has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Elizabeth Peterson, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and speech coach with experience working with adults and children. She has experience working with speech delays, language disorders, cognition, voice, regional and foreign accent reduction, and corporate communication. Elizabeth offers a full speech therapy practice addressing preschool, school age and adolescent needs by offering individual speech therapy programs and group therapy that are specific for speech and language disorders, social skills, life skills, as well as offering strategies for learning disabilities that promote academic success. She is a board member of the Colorado Speech Language Hearing Association, and also consults on the Traumatic Brain Injury Team for the Cherry Creek School District.
Financial — Elizabeth Peterson is presenter of online courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Elizabeth Peterson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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