Training and Consulting

BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 provides a variety of professional development services and technical assistance to school districts and their staff in partnership with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Bureau of Special Education. The Consultation and Training Staff have been identified in specific areas to serve as a contact point for districts.

Professional development activities are designed to support all students in the inclusive environment. They can address needs at the district, building, and team level. Consultants work with districts to provide professional development that meets individual districts staff development needs. Consultants can work with school districts to develop a district-specific plan to address professional development needs.

These services are free for our member districts.

Areas Supported:

  • Reading
  • Behavior Support
  • Response to Instruction and Intervention
  • Inclusionary Practices
  • Autism Support
  • Transition Support
  • School Wide Positive Behavior

Training and Consulting Staff

Dana Vermilya

Speech Language Pathologist, Assistive Technology Consultant
Work Phone: 570-673-6001 x2005
Categories: Student Services, Training and Consulting