2018 Van Riper Lectures

SLP Practice in the Schools: Contextualizing Interventions and Implementing Policies
36th Annual Van Riper Lectures
October 25 & 26, 2018



Teresa Ukrainetz, Ph.D., ASHA Fellow
Professor and SLP Division Chair
Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, Utah State University

Dr. Ukrainetz's research and scholarship pertain to the framework, procedures, and tools of school-age language intervention. She studies how skills and contexts intersect, and how to optimize those intersections in treatment to make meaningful differences for SLPs and their students. She has investigated norm-referenced tests, dynamic assessment, treatment intensity, phonemic awareness intervention, narrative assessment and intervention, and the role of the school SLP. Dr. Ukrainetz's current research addresses how SLPs can use their distinctive expertise to improve students' expository language and learning. Her publications have included Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools; and Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Jaumeiko Coleman, Ph.D.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) School Services, Director

Dr. Coleman is responsible for tracking national trends that impact the work of school-based speech-language pathologists as well as coordinating the development of resources and collaborating on the creation of policy to support school-based ASHA members.  Her previous work positions include speech-language pathologist in a K-5 school setting, an assistant professor at both Pennsylvania State University and George Washington University, an administrator in two capacities (i.e., education program specialist and school improvement officer) for the District of Columbia Public School System, and associate director in ASHA’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice.


Thursday, October 25 – Dr. Ukrainetz

  • 8:00-8:30 Registration: Fetzer Lobby
  • 8:45-9:00 Dean’s welcome

Contextualized Expository Skill Intervention: Strategic Choices to Develop Strategic Learners

  • 9:00-10:30 Expository discourse and academic expectations across the grades
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:15 Expository language intervention goals and procedure
  • 12:15-1:45 Lunch on your own
  • 1:45-3:00 Treatment activities that scaffold students into ownership of simple learning strategies
  • 3:00-3:15 Break
  • 3:15-4:30 More treatment strategies
  • 4:30-5:00 Q & A
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Friday, October 26 -- Dr. Coleman

  • 8:15-8:30 Welcome and Housekeeping
  • 8:30-10:00 Federal policy and legislation pertinent to school-based speech-language pathologists
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-11:45 Methods to address workload and caseload issues
  • 11:45-12:15 Q&A and wrap up
  • 12:15  Adjourn

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Dr. Coleman is a member and employee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and receives a salary. She is receiving no honorarium for the Van Riper Lecture Series.

Dr. Ukrainetz is a book editor and author and receives royalties from Pro-Ed. She is receiving an honorarium for the Van Riper Lecture Series.


Dr. Coleman - There are no nonfinancial relationships to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Ukrainetz is a member of the Speech-Language Audiology Association, Canada and is a member of the Committee on School SLP Service Delivery and contributor to the position statement.

Continuing Education Credits

  • This course is offered for .95 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
  • This course is offered for .95 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH), pending approval.


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