Upcoming In-Services and Learning Opportunities

These are the upcoming learning opportunities for professionals and parents taking place at Four Rivers.

Priority registration is given to those parents and professionals within the Four Rivers district cooperative.  All others will be considered if there are additional openings.

Please Register using the form at the bottom of the page. Click on the title for additional information

January 27, 2021

Accelerating Progress for Children with Severe Speech Sound Disorders

Presentation: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

SLPs Registration Only

This presentation will discuss assessment and intervention strategies for children with severe speech sound disorders, focusing on linguistically based analysis, target selection, and intervention methods. Practical strategies for implementing assessment and subsequent treatment based on the research of Gierut and colleagues will be reviewed.
Mrs. Farnham has implemented this phonologic selection process in a public school setting, with significant student success in a relatively short time. Key components of effective therapy for severe speech sound disorders will be the primary focus of the session.

Teresa Farnham has more than 40 years of experience working with children and adults with communication disorders as a speech-language pathologist, speech pathology supervisor, and assistive technology consultant. She has experience in both the private sector and public education, and currently is sole proprietor of Clarity for Communication
LLC, a speech-language pathology private practice. Teresa has served as ASHA SEAL from Ohio, and as President, SLP-at-Large and Conference Chair for the Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Coalition (OSSPEAC). She has given numerous presentations at the regional and state level on assistive technology, language and
literacy, and best practices in speech-language pathology. She has also presented at ASHA, and the Assistive Technology Industry Association national conference.

February 24, 2021

Autism: Addressing Hygiene, Puberty, Personal Safety, and Sexuality Issues

Presentation: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This day-long workshop will address strategies for: teaching and promoting self-care and independence, teaching puberty, emphasizing modesty and privacy, increasing personal safety while reducing fear and confusion and teaching sexuality related issues to children with ASD and related disabilities. The workshop will begin addressing the needs of children from the age of 3 (teaching hygiene, health and self-care) to elementary students (modesty, privacy, pre-puberty instruction and hygiene changes) to teenagers (puberty, personal safety and sexuality).

The target audience for this presentation is parents, social workers, teachers, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, and paraprofessionals, such as instructional assistants, and caregivers.


Mary Wrobel is the author of Taking Care of Myself, a hygiene, health, puberty and personal safety curriculum for students with ASD and related disabilities. Her book won the Autism Society of America Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award-Educational Division for 2004. Her most recent book, Taking Care of Myself 2  is a guide for teens and young adults with ASD, and covers the topics of hygiene, health, public behavior, relationships, personal safety, and sex and sexual relationships.  She has also contributed to three published books: Autism 101 Manual , Autism and Girls, and A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism: Treatment for Adolescents and Adults.  Mary also writes articles for a number of autism publications.

March 15, 2021

Restorative Practices: Realistic Practices and Expectations

Presentation 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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June 2, 2021

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial and Refresher courses

8:00 am registration

8:30 am-11:30 am Training


12:00 pm registration

12:30-3:30 pm Training

**more specific details to follow according to COVID tier

Please specify on your registration form under accommodations if you need the initial or a refresher.

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