Rebecca Alva - Early Intervention Trainings

I am a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with 20+ years experience.  I have worked primarily with the Pediatric-Preschool Populations.  I have also worked as a Provider in NYC-Early Intervention Program.  I have extensive experience presenting to colleagues, personnel and parents within the Hospital, School, University & Conference settings.  At the NYC DOH – Early Intervention Program, I worked as an Evaluation Reviewer for two years as part of the Evaluation Standards Unit.  There I successfully guided EI Providers in understanding and navigating through State/Federal Regulations and Guidelines in order to perform evaluations in the EIP.  I’ve continued to guide EI Providers through ongoing trainings (live and online for 7 years) such as Performing Evaluations in Early Intervention and Feeding Evaluations In Early Intervention.


I have lectured at Hunter College, NY and Teachers College, Columbia University, NY on the Standards and Procedures for Evaluations and Eligibility Requirements.  I served as one of  the Master Clinicians and Mentors in the Bilingual Extension Institute Program in Speech-Language Pathology Teachers College, Columbia University, NY.


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I have also worked as a Clinical Supervisor at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders at Teachers College, Columbia University.


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I served as one of the Board Members for ASHA’s Hispanic Caucus, Vice President For Professional Practices In Speech Language Pathology (www.ashahispaniccaucus.com). 


ASHA Presenter

I presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention in New Orleans-November 21, 2009, Using Multiple Sources of Information for Evaluations in Early Intervention.  I also presented in Philadelphia-November 18, 2010, Using Clinical Practice Guidelines: Evidence Based Practice in Evaluations For Early Intervention.


What Do I Do?

 Copy of IMG_5318I help all providers who perform evaluations in the Early Intervention Program. They include Special Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Audiologists and Agency Directors & Supervisors.


Why Did I Create This Website?

While I was at the NYC DOH Early Intervention Program-Evaluation Standards Unit, I got to speak over the phone with hundreds of providers, helping them understand and navigate through State/Federal Regulations and Guidelines in order to perform evaluations in the EIP.  Inevitably these conversations would end with the provider asking, “Would you come and do a training for us”? After two years I decided I could help providers better if I were on the outside rather than on the inside.


How Could You Find Out More?

It is my sincere hope that you found the information on my site useful and I look forward to your comments and questions via my contact page.  Or if you’re active on any of these social networks, please click on the icons below to connect with me that way.

 Early Intervention Trainings

 Rebecca Alva

To Your Success!!!

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