Parent and Professional Education Program (PEP)

St. Joseph Institute’s Parent and Professional Education Program (PEP) offers on-site educational presentations for parents and professionals. Local and world-renowned specialists discuss relevant topics, such as Audiology 101, Speech and Language Development, Executive Function, Sensory Integration, IEP Preparation, and more. Sessions are open to the public, and extended family members are encouraged to attend as well. This is a great opportunity for parents to connect with other families and professionals.
For those attending in person we offer a light meal and child care, all free of charge! Many sessions are recorded for parents who are unable to attend in person.

Reality AV

Parents and professionals are welcomed to join us for an innovative training opportunity designed to help you improve your Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) skills. This two-day training is a great opportunity to expand on PPCI training or other LSL workshops. On-site training at our Indianapolis school location, the program offers 6 LSL CEUs, and the registration cost is $75. For more information and registration for the Reality-AV e-mail list, please call the school at (317) 471-8560 or e-mail

Monthly Playgroup

PEP also offers a Monthly Playgroup on the second Saturday each month. This fun and casual setting is a great way for families pursuing listening and spoken language to connect with other families, regardless of the child’s age or school placement. There are no formal presentations so families can meet each other without pressures or expectations. All family members are welcome including parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors. For more information, call (317) 471-8560 or e-mail Rana Barghouty at