No One Can Whistle a Symphony Alone

Mark Strait

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ASHA Course Number: ACEF0555
Course Credits: 0.2 ASHA CEUs (2 hours)

There is really no place on earth that collaboration and inter-professional practice is more important than in our educational system today. This is increasingly so when dealing with our students who have disabilities and special needs, such as our speech impaired students. This presentation will focus on the importance of working as a collaborative team to secure the best possible educational outcomes for students (and have fun doing it).

Instructor Information

Marva Mount, M. A., CCC-SLP, F-NAP – Marva has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 3 decades, with much of her practice being with children from birth to 24 years of age. She does presentations across the US on a variety of topics related to speech pathology. A chapter author in the Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Fifth Edition, A passionate supporter of professional issues that impact our field, Marva has devoted many years to school-based therapy. She received the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Hall of Fame Award in 2018 in recognition of exemplary commitment and contribution in serving those with communication disorders. Marva was also recently selected for the Distinguished Fellow in Speech-Language Pathology Academy of the National Academies of Practice, and will be inducted in March 2022. 

Financial Disclosure: Marva Mount is paid an honorarium from The Stepping Stones Group. She has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Learner Objectives

By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of collaboration and/or inter-professional practice for a speech-language pathologist working in the school setting.
  2. Describe at least two models of collaboration to utilize within the school setting.
  3. Describe three classroom-based collaborative interventions for students with an identified speech impairment.


  • 30 minutes: Why is Collaboration Important?
  • 30 minutes: What does it look like?
  • 45 minutes: Intervention and Strategy Ideas
  • 15 minutes: Wrap up – Q and A