Program Description:

The demands of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are unrelenting. Impacted by increased workload, lack of opportunity to collaborate with staff and families and increased compliancy demands, SLPs carry a heavy load. This session will address literacy-based practices that will maximize SLP time, effort and impact. The course will prioritize the power of narrative-based content, methodologies for incorporating narrative assessment and intervention and considerations for empowering communication through literacy. Through a lens of evidence-based data and human-centered practices, Phuong will walk you through a high-impact and meaningful session to align with your current days. Here's to the power of stories.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will identify the roles, responsibilities, and challenges of school-based speech-language pathologists within an educational setting.
2. Participants will identify and describe literacy-based assessment and intervention practices to support the comprehensive needs of students.
3. Participants will describe considerations for narrative-based practices for low-incidence populations.
4. Participants will design literacy-based activities to align with their current workload to immediately implement.


Agenda: MST

Start Time: 8:00am

8:00-8:30 am: introduction, disclosures and roles/responsibilities of speech-language pathologists

8:30-9:15am: evidence-based and brain-based considerations for narrative-based interventions

9:15-10:00am: literacy-based assessment considerations and practices

Break: 10-10:15 am

10:15-11:45am: evidence-based, literacy-based intervention considerations and practices

11:45-12:15am: intersection of literacy-based practices and service delivery considerations

12:15-12:30 pm: cumulative literacy-based planning and conclusion

End Time: 12:30 pm

Instructional Method and Course Materials:

PowerPoint, hand-outs, discussions, case studies, examples

Technical Support:

The webinar is going to be accessed via Zoom platform sponsored by the University of Texas at El Paso with an IT person available for troubleshooting and assisting should the need arise. Participants will be provided with a link and password to enter the session on the day of the presentation.

Attendance will be taken per participant roster at time of start of session and after break time during event. The session will be monitored by an online administrator/moderator/cohost.

Presenter Bio:

Phuong Lien Palafox, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Vietnamese-Chinese bilingual speech-language pathologist, author and advocate. Currently, her time is spent serving clients and their families, SLPs and educators across the United States. Her work has been featured in various publications including the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and content for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. With a foundation of evidence-based and human-centered practices, she is continually invested in Cultural Responsiveness, Advocacy, Narrative-Based Interventions and the Mental Health of Educators. She is the author of The Heartbeat of Speech-Language Pathology. Attendees leave her presentations and storytelling feeling validated, refueled and re-engaged to fuel their meaningful work. You can find more information at


• The purpose of this wholehearted work is to provide equitable SLP support with consideration to organizational resources. If the aforementioned fee schedule is not feasible, please reach out to Phuong at

• How is the compensation determined? Presentations are individualized to the needs of the organization. Efforts include: research related to content and individualized needs of organization/attendees, development of PowerPoint with consideration to brain-based needs and development of case studies and/or activities. Current rates are based on Phuong’s experience, international attendee feedback and current compensation models within the educational and medical fields.

• Phuong is a licensed speech-language pathologist with experience in the following areas: school-based SLP (elementary and secondary), district lead, regional SLP and Autism lead, clinic-based SLP for all ages, family consultant, heritage Vietnamese speaker. Presentations, with consideration to evidence-based practices and emphasis on human-centered approaches, will draw from Phuong’s experiences as a speech-language pathologist and advocate.


Phuong Lien Palafox, M.S., CCC-SLP she/her | Communication Advocate

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