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Three Secrets to Expanding Sentences and Building Vocabulary

1.0 Hours
58
Audio

Course Description

It can be challenging to get students with language disorders to use longer, grammatically correct sentences. In this course, Dr. Dudek-Brannon delves deeply into the topic of vocabulary as it relates to syntax. It’s especially frustrating when we want our students to correctly use target vocabulary words in sentences and they struggle; you’ll learn why they struggle and what to do about it. In addition, you’ll learn the secrets to troubleshooting and getting students to add complexity to their sentences by teaching them specific rules of syntax. Ever wonder how to use “kid-friendly” language to explain difficult concepts (like challenging Tier 2 words or conjunctions)? She’ll cover that, too.


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Objective

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

1
Explain one point of how vocabulary and syntax are interrelated (not separate things.)
2
List 2 features about the importance of vocabulary and what words do (extending beyond the meaning of words).
3
Describe how to write meaningful vocabulary and syntax goals.
About Presenters

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

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

EdD, CCC-SLP

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.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
5 min: Introduction
4 min: First Secret: Syntax; the missing link in working with vocabulary
12 min: Second Secret: Vocabulary and Syntax are NOT separate things; FANBOYS
6 min: Where to get sentences for sentence combining
4 min: Sentence combining within context
7 min: Third Secret: How to make this method kid-friendly
8 min: How to write good goals
3 min: Conclusion
11 min: Questions and Answers
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.
Disclosure Statement for Karen Dudek-Brannan
Financial Karen Dudek-Brannan received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

Karen Dudek-Brannan

EdD, CCC-SLP

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