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Organizing Language Therapy: Fun Narrative Instruction

3.0 Hours

Course Description

Language therapy is typically abstract, tough to plan for, and difficult to document improvement. In this course, you’ll learn a language therapy SYSTEM, if you will, that will save organization and planning time, establish therapy continuity from therapy session to therapy session, and improve your stress level and sanity. You’ll also learn the Keys to Language Therapy Instruction (research-based strategies you’ll want to include in your therapy sessions to help your kids learn and retail), and, the “INSTIL” Program (a therapy acronym) that outlines a new Narrative Therapy Method that’s not only fun for your kids, but effective, and assists in the transfer of knowledge outside your therapy room. We’ll cover how to successfully use stories, poems, and readers theater.

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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Name at least 5 methods to organize and expand their language therapy impact.
Demonstrate 3 activities to teach vocabulary from initial exposure to generalization.
List and explain at least 3 learning strategies to help students increase their word consciousness.
Describe 3 specific methods to merge language lessons with reading and writing, and implement narrative language and literacy activities.
Name several current language books, materials, apps and websites that are highly effective and user-friendly for the school SLP.
List and briefly describe the Instill the Love of Words therapy sequence.
About Presenters

Char Boshart


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.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
60 min: Describe the Keys to Therapy Instruction, The Nine Necessities, and Using Questions in Therapy.
60 min: The "INSTIL" Acronym: The Instill Love of Words Language Therapy Method, and Instilling Word Consciousness Via the Use of Narratives in Therapy.
60 min: The Process of applying the INSTIL method in Narrative Therapy: Stories and Poems, and applying the INSTIL method in Narrative Therapy: Reader's Theatre.
Course Disclosure
The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Char Boshart
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.

Char Boshart


Included In:
Audio Basic Professional

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