ASHA Course Number: ACEF0498
Course Credits: 0.3 ASHA CEUs (3 hours) Intermediate Level, Professional Area
Speech pathologists in the public school setting have a challenging task when evaluating a student to determine if the student has a language impairment. Students arrive with varying experiences that shape their language, particularly in the area of vocabulary. How do we determine if a student has a disorder in the area of vocabulary? If the student does have a vocabulary deficit, how do we adequately address it in a way that makes the biggest impact on academic performance? This webinar will look carefully at those components of evaluation and treatment in the area of vocabulary.
Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Marva has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Marva has no other non-financial information to disclose.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe characteristics of typically developing vocabulary development versus atypical vocabulary development as it relates to academic performance.
- Explain how to support assessment results, when a language impairment in the area of vocabulary is suspected, by incorporating curriculum information and informal assessment results in full and individual evaluation reports.
- List at least two evidence-based tools/activities for teaching and supporting vocabulary development as it relates to educational performance.
- 15 minutes: Introduction
- 45 minutes: Vocabulary Acquisition: Typical versus Atypical
- 60 minutes: What Information Do We Address in Reports to Adequately Support/Explain Our Diagnostic Findings?
- 50 minutes: What’s In Your Tool Box for Teaching Academically Relevant Vocabulary?
- 10 minutes: Questions and Answers
- 10 minutes: Course Test