Supporting Collaborative Services in Schools ECHO

Program goal

Our mission is to connect with our community partners to collaborate and share evidence-based practices in order to create future speech-language pathologists, educators and health care providers with critical problem-solving skills and expertise.

The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) platform will link graduate student clinicians, student teachers and their supervisors and mentors to interdisciplinary specialist teams and experts to share best practices. The specialist teams mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling future speech-language pathologists, educators and health care providers to improve educational and health outcomes for all the people they serve.

About the SCSS ECHO

The ECHO meets every other week on Thursdays from 5—6:30 p.m. These online Zoom sessions are free and led by ASU faculty. Participants will receive continuing education credit.

Each 90-minute session includes a short didactic presentation from an expert, as well as case presentations and discussion by all participants. Through ECHO’s model of "all teach and all learn," future SLPs, educators and health care providers will develop collaborative clinical problem-solving expertise to improve services for all individuals with communication disorders.

Who should attend?

  • Regular and special education students and their mentor teachers.
  • SLP students and their SLP supervisors.
  • Related service providers (OT, PT, audiology, orientation and mobility, school psychology, counseling) and student interns in those fields.

Meet our team

  • Catherine Bacon, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Laurel Bruce, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Victoria Clark, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Maria Dixon, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Kate Helms Tillery, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Kelly Ingram, MA, CCC-SLP

Program schedule

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Program Contact:
Maria Dixon

General ECHO Inquiries:


Date Speaker and Topic Disclosures
Feb. 17, 2022
5—6:30 p.m.
Beate Peter
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Many Genes, One Brain Region
Beate Peter is employed by Arizona State University.
March 3, 2022
5—6:30 p.m.
Melissa Walsh
Sex Differences in Brain Patterns and Social Difficulties in Autism
Melissa Walsh is employed by Arizona State University and receives F31 NRSA grant funding.
March 17, 2022
5—6:30 p.m.
Lynne Hebert Remson
Alternative Perspectives in Stuttering Intervention
Lynne Hebert Remson is a member of the National Stuttering Association.
March 31, 2022
5—6:30 p.m.
Sara Griggs
SLP and OT Collaborations for Goal Writing
Sara Griggs is employed by the Alhambra Unified School District.
April 14, 2022
5—6:30 p.m.
Lisa Naylor
Identification of Voice Disorders in School-Age Children
Lisa Naylor is employed by Banner.
April 28, 2022
5—6:30 p.m.
Lara Taggert, OT
Interprofessional Case Study: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lara Taggert is employed by Northern Arizona University.


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This course is offered for up to .9 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)