In this course, Dr. Karen stated that although there is no one standardize language therapy curriculum there are three evidence-based Language principles on which to base our therapy and streamline our strategies to generate effective results. She discussed the underlying concepts of vocabulary, how to include definitions and metacognitive therapy, and how to select words. Examples were given.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Char Boshart is a speech-language pathologist, author, seminar presenter, and president and co-founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University under the extraordinary tutelage of Dr. Charles Van Riper, the “father” of articulation therapy during the final years of his illustrious career. Char began her career in the public schools in the early 70’s with a caseload of over 110 children. Since then, she has worked many years in the public schools, developed and ran her own private practice, and, for seven years was an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Loma Linda University in southern California. Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques has evolved into the development of several practical articulation publications, videos (articulation and language), and articles.
Karen Dudek-Brannan received her bachelor’s degree in 2002, and master’s in 2004 in speech-language pathology from Illinois State University. She immediately began working in the schools as a speech-language therapist. She started her postgraduate work in 2005, then in 2014 received her doctorate in special education also from Illinois State University. She holds certificates in Assistive Technology and in Director of Special Education. Her research focused on vocabulary and metalinguistic strategies and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. She has taught several graduate-level courses. Karen is adept at analyzing problems and generating with solutions. She helps SLPs make therapy breakthroughs via her weekly blog, her programs and resources, and through her practical online training program called “Language Therapy Advance Premium.” And all of this can be found at DrKarenSpeech.com. Currently, she does online therapy and consulting.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
|5 min: Introduction; Why language therapy can seem overwhelming to SLPs|
|8 min: First Principle, and why you don’t have to target every single language skill|
|3 min: If vocabulary is the “root” cause, how do I zero in on the skills to address?|
|8 min: Processing; “skills” within vocabulary; addressing underlying language skills|
|8 min: Teachers, phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words|
|6 min: The Principles (review) plus the Third Principle; metacognition and strategies|
|4 min: Word definitions, defining features (nouns/verbs); plus, more meta info.|
|4 min: Dealing with the “fear” of doing therapy incorrectly; data collection|
|4 min: Criteria for choosing words; word books; and “MOIs”|
|10 min: Questions and Answers|
|Financial||Char Boshart is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receive royalty payments. She also owns and operates Speech Dynamics. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationship exists. |
|Financial||Karen Dudek-Brannan received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |