University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Providing Quality Services on a Shoestring

Providing Quality Services on a Shoestring

Sherry Sancibrian, MS, CCC-SLP

Professor and Program Director, Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Sherry Sancibrian

Sherry Sancibrian is a Professor and Program Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She has served as President of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chair of the Texas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, ASHA Legislative Councilor, and Co-Chair of the ASHA 2008 Convention. Sherry serves on the West Texas Regional Autism Advisory Council, supervises speech-language services for children with autism spectrum disorder, and directs the South Plains Autism Network, which provides monthly meetings, family activities, and other supports for children with autism and their families.

Presentation overview
This presentation describes three strategies for doing better with less: using a continuum of service delivery models; engaging and supporting families; and creating collaborative community relationships. Practical guidance is provided for achieving quality services for individuals with ASD.

Educational objectives
As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. List the benefits and limitations of at least three service delivery models
  2. Match the features of a service delivery model to the current needs of an individual
  3. Identify strategies for developing services that honor family preferences and values
  4. Develop a community profile that includes new ways to connect existing resources
  5. Identify ways to enhance access to community life for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families

Time-ordered agenda

8:30-10:00 Navigating the Service Delivery Continuum
10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15-12:00 Engaging and Supporting Families
12:00-1:15 LUNCH
1:15-3:00 Building Community Capacity

Ms. Sancibrian is employed by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Disclosures: Financial: Honoraria from the University of Vermont for travel and speaking at this conference. Non-financial: Professional relationship with South Plains Autism Network as director & board chair.

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