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Unpacking IEPS: Addressing the Problem of Inherited Goals




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Presenters: Jeri Weinstein Blum, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD And Jason Rosas, M.Phil., M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 

: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Member: $60.00

Student Member: $25.00

Non-Member Professional: $85.00

This program is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level; Professional Area



Jeri Weinstein Blum, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD and Jason Rosas, M. Phil., M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for their presentation.


Jeri Weinstein Blum, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD and Jason Rosas, M. Phil., M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD have no non-financial relationships to report.


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Allison Lynch, M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Speech-Language Pathology


The purpose of this course is to identify strategies that simplify the implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEP): how to connect student’s actual Present Level of Performance (PLOP) to recommended Annual Goals and how to develop measurable and achievable Short-Term Goals from Annual Goals for actionable treatment plans. Specifically, this session will focus on assisting Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) with “inherited” IEPs. Routinely, SLPs receive IEPs that they did not write and, therefore, ‘inherit’ outdated documentation with goals that are either too “old”, too general, or too complex. Additionally, the IEP must be translated into meaningful treatment plans that address current struggles in the classroom. This session will address those issues.


Jeri Weinstein Blum, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD is the Director of EBS Therapy of New York where she has managed EBS's Bay Ridge clinic, oversees the NYCDOE Assessment contract for EBS, organizes the continuing education events for employees and performs recruitment and outreach activities for field based and clinic employees. She completed her B.S. at Sargent College, Boston University, and M.S. at Teacher's College, Columbia University, and her Advanced Certificate in Non-Profit Management at Long Island University- Brooklyn. Ms. Blum previously held clinical positions at numerous area hospitals and clinics and was Director of the Speech-Language and Hearing Center at Beth Israel Medical Center and Director of the Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic at Long Island University. She is currently in her second term as the Speech/Language Pathology representative for New York on the ASHA Advisory Council. Ms. Blum has also previously held positions on the New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association’s Executive Council and served as Vice President of the New York Metropolitan Council of Academic Clinic Directors.

Jason Rosas, M. Phil., M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD is the Director of School Relationships and Services for EBS Therapy of New York, where he oversees clinical performance and compliance to DOE, NY State and ASHA standards. He completed his M.S. at Teachers College, Columbia University and is pursuing his doctorate at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Jason is also the past-Chair of the NYS Licensure Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. He has coauthored journal articles and book chapters on bilingualism, and taught courses on assessment and intervention practices for speech-language pathologists. 

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control.**

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

1.    Describe and interpret ‘Present Level of Performance’ (PLOP) section of IEP.
2.    List appropriate educationally relevant Annual (long-term) SMART goals.  
3.    Define how short-term goals (quarterly) and session goals (daily) can facilitate development of data tracking tools.
4.    Identify strategies to handle “inherited” goals while staying within the IEP process.


5:30 – 5:45    Registration
5:45 – 6:30     Understanding Present Level of Functioning (PLOP): Determining Baseline Functioning and Relevance to Academic Achievement
6:30 – 7:00     Understanding Annual Goals: Determining Attainability of Goals and Connecting Relevance of Goals to Academic Achievement 
7:00 – 7:15     BREAK
7:15 – 8:15     Discerning Short-Term Goals and Session-Goal Objectives
8:15 – 8:45     Analyzing sample PLOPs to Determine Appropriate Annual Goals –Samples Provided with On-line Chat 
8:45 – 9:00     Questions and Answers


Confirmations of registration can be obtained at or e-mail at


Cancellations are refundable if received 72 business hours prior to the event. Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed. 


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations and Zoom link will be emailed to confirmed attendees 72 hours prior to the workshop. 

February 25th, 2021 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
United States
Event Fee(s)
Professional Fee $ 85.00

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