Nicole Kieson currently works with the Bemidji Area Schools, and serves as the Department Chair of Speech Language Pathologists at ISD #31 in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Nicole has spent her career in education working with speech therapy in various educational and medical settings. From public schools, private schools, and a variety of healthcare settings, Nicole has extensive experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of communication disorders, especially with preschool and school-aged children with special areas of interests within these settings are SLP-A supervision, the role of Speech Language Pathologist on the MTSS team and early literacy skills. Nicole has also led Teach Assistance Teams (TAT) and is a member of her district wide, MTSS team.
Nicole graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She went on to get her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Minot State University. Nicole is also a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed to practice speech language pathology in the state of Minnesota.
Do you feel like your role as the Speech Language Pathologist is not related to your building’s MTSS meetings with regular education? This breakout session will review the MTSS/RTI protocol while providing you with a robust discussion regarding how the MTSS process can assist in keeping your caseload numbers lowered, in addition to assisting students with articulation/language and early literacy skills all within the MTSS framework. Sample documents referencing parent communication, data collection, periodic reviews and exit protocol will be provided.