School-aged children with language and learning impairments often experience significant difficulty as they learn to use language in academic, literate contexts. Two key areas of difficulty are reading comprehension and written language. These complex skills fall within the SLP scope of practice, but can be challenging to address. The first half of this presentation will focus on written language. We will review key areas of struggle as children with language and learning impairments work to develop written language skills. Empirically-based intervention strategies, including self-regulated strategies, will be presented. The second half of this presentation will focus on reading comprehension. After reviewing common areas of difficulty, specific, evidence-based intervention techniques will be presented. Numerous examples will be provided throughout the presentation.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Jennifer Larsen is a speech-language pathologist and has been practicing since 1993, when she received her M.S. from Purdue University. Dr. Larsen received her doctorate in 2002 from the University of Oregon. Her specialty areas include school-aged language development and disorders, literacy, and clinical leadership, training and supervision. She is currently the Director of Speech-Language Pathology at the Artz Center for Developmental Health and Audiology.
This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
|10 min: Introduction to self-regulated strategies; importance of self-regulation for writing|
|10 min: Review of underlying skills needed for reading comprehension|
|60 min: Specific intervention strategies for reading comprehension, to include:|
|10 min: Questions and discussion|
|10 min: Review of key areas of reading comprehension difficulty for children with language/learning impairment|
|10 min: Review of skills involved in written language, with focus on key areas of difficulty for children with language/learning impairments|
|60 min Specific intervention strategies for written language, to include:|
|10 min: Questions/Discussion|
|Financial||Jennifer Larsen received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |