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Course Type: Video – 1 1/2 hours

ASHA Course Code: Developmental Language Disorders – 3010

Learn how to improve the effectiveness of your therapy activities to account for individual difference and increase therapy outcomes.

Cultural differences, language influence, and socio-economic status can impact how successful we are in therapy. We show you how to adapt existing therapy materials and goals in order to take cultural differences and classroom needs into account. Strategies for literacy-based intervention and increased vocabulary are presented along with downloadable therapy materials. We share therapy goals for Spanish-English speakers in early childhood, pre-school, and school-age populations.

Level, Authors, and Disclosures

Financial Disclosure: Ellen Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. Dr. Ellen Kester is the owner of Bilinguistics and receives a salary. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Ellen Kester does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP is a salaried employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Scott Prath does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

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This course discussed issues to consider in selecting the language of intervention. Speech Language Pathologists selected appropriate language goals for students who are bilingual and identified appropriate approaches to address the goals. Different intervention approaches, including function, attribute, category therapy and storybook intervention were used in case studies.

Participants will:

Describe the cognitive process for acquiring and storing new vocabulary
Create therapy plans that include 2 strategies to effectively serve children from second-language backgrounds
List 3 cultural and socio-economic issues that can affect therapeutic outcomes
Identify 2 appropriate language intervention goals for bilingual children

Time-Ordered Agenda:

15 minutes:   Intro and review of learner objectives
15 minutes:   Guidelines related to language intervention
15 minutes:   Identifying appropriate language goals
10 minutes:   Case study using Function Attribute Category therapy
10 minutes:   Case study using Storybook Intervention
15 minutes:   Summary and Discussion of Case Studies
05 minutes:     Wrap-up
05 minutes:     Take Quiz


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