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- Bilingualism 101 Course Content
Difference vs. Disorder – Speech Development
1 hour Have you ever wondered whether certain articulation erros that a bilingual child produces should be counted as incorrect? The sound systems of a bilingual child's two languages interact in preditable ways. Using Spanish and English as an example, this course provides a framework for identifying "errors" that are typical and those that are atypical.
Difference vs. Disorder – Language Development
1 hour You want to take this course? Did you know that in Spanish you don’t need to add a word at the beginning of the sentence to make it a question? When Spanish speakers are learning English, they often use Spanish rules for making sentences in English. This course helps SLPs differentiate typical and atypical language patterns.
Working with Interpreters
2.5 hours Working with interpreters is becoming more common, and is often a necessity, when providing services to culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Gain important skills needed to train qualified interpreters. Skills include appropriate vocabulary and cultural considerations necessary for effective communication with parents regarding disabilities, services, and rights.
2 hours Successfully navigate contentious situations when confronted with an ethical dilemma. Learn about the origin of ethics, how professions address ethical issues, and dissect intriguing case studies supplied by speech pathologists. Have you ever had an ethical question or dilemma arise? Or do you work with clients who speak a language other than English and have concerns about how ethical the services are that they receive? In this presentation we consider the ASHA Code of Ethics, its relation to multicultural populations, and numerous case studies of SLPs in the field.
- School-Age Children Courses
Collaborating with teachers to make great referrals
Evaluations are a major chunk of our week in the schools and evaluating students who do not qualify for services exacerbates the situation. Yes, Response to Intervention has minimized some unnecessary referrals but teachers continue to struggle with classroom interventions and the referral process. The simple and useful tools provided in this presentation can help reduce your workload, decrease unnecessary referrrals, and increase the support for your campus.
Evaluating Students from Second Language Backgrounds
Do I really have to test in both languages? Yes, and we’ll tell you why. We’ll also give you tools for interpreting scores when your student is not well represented in the test norms. We’ll provide you with great information about language samples, norms, and other informal testing procedures that will make you feel confident about your diagnostic decisions for your bilingual students. Our case studies will provide you with hands-on experience.
Language Therapy for Students from Second Language Backgrounds
Do you have to pick a single language for therapy? Therapy programs should mimic your student’s classroom environment so that new skills can be generalized across the academic day. If both English and Spanish are used in the classroom, we’ll help you pick goals that are appropriate for both languages so that you can provide the most effecient treatment possible.
Success with Speech Sound Disorders
Why don’t my speech tricks work equally with all of my speech students? This course provides a framework for better classification of speech disorders. Research has shown a benefit to using different therapy techniques for different speech disorders. We’ll arm you with ways to better define your students and give you intervention strategies to best match their specific deficit.
- Early Childhood Intervention Courses
Evaluation of Young Children from Second Language Backgrounds
1 hour A lot of Early Childhood Intervention programs across the states have a set group of evaluation tools that are approved for evaluation. The problem is that many of them are not great for the area of speech and language, and most of them do not consider other languages. In this course we dissect a number of the tools used in the birth-to-three population and show you what types of items to look out for. We’ll equip you with great information to build your clinical judgment with children from homes where a language other than English is spoken.
Increasing Parent Involvement
1 hour What’s the best way to make quick progress in therapy? Get parents on board. Practice makes perfect, right? If we are going to be successful at helping children achieve their speech and language goals quickly, we need to make sure that they are practicing a lot. In this course we talk about research on parent involvement, including the benefits of it, the barriers to strong involvement, and ways to improve it.
This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (15 hours) (Professional Area, Intermediate Level).Visit Course Page to See Special Offer!