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Presenter(s): Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: Do you wonder why you have children on your caseload who have had the same speech sound production errors for years? Do you wonder what you can do to help the 5th grader who continues to have trouble with the /r/ sound? Do you wonder what happens to these children after they are off your caseload? This webinar will discuss these and other questions that the presenter herself had as a practicing school-based SLP and that she now attempts to solve as a researcher. In this webinar, she will explore the factors that influence language, literacy, and cognitive skills for children with early, persistent, and remediated speech sound disorders. Discussion will include how SLPs can help these children more quickly as well as assessment considerations for ensuring the best outcomes from intervention.
Presenter(s): C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 3.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.35
Summary: Clinicians frequently find that children with speech sound disorders progress in intervention more slowly than desired, or they may make expected progress within sessions but not carry over or generalize improved speech skills to their daily activities. There is some evidence that using normalized speech sound intervention – treatment activities that reflect the real-world activities and interactions in which children communicate – can lead to more rapid increases in intelligibility. This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to implement normalized speech sound intervention using age and developmentally appropriate curriculum-based learning activities in which the production of speech sound targets is integrated in meaningful verbal and social interactions.
Presenter(s): Colleen K. Worthington, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: Language is a highly complex human behavior, and yet SLPs often are expected to assess children for language disorders by administering a single, standardized test. However, this "one-size-fits-all" approach often yields inadequate results. This webinar will describe steps to help SLPs develop clear rationales and clinical decision-making strategies to assess fundamental language skills more effectively and facilitate intervention planning. The speaker will identify and discuss models that align the clinical questions underlying an evaluation with desired diagnostic outcomes.
Credit(s): PDHs: 5.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.55
Summary: English grammar develops in a fairly predictable sequence, and errors are common as children learn grammar rules. Children with language impairments often demonstrate continued difficulty with grammatical morphemes. This journal self-study explores issues related to grammar development, as well as factors to consider when assessing and treating grammar deficits. Clinicians can use this information to improve intervention and optimize grammar development in children with language disorders.
Presenter(s): Colleen K. Worthington, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: SLPs often assess school-age children for speech-sound disorders using a single, standardized test. However, this "one-size-fits-all" approach can yield results that do not account for the impact of speech-sound disorders on other aspects of academic performance. This webinar will describe steps to help SLPs develop clear rationales and clinical decision-making strategies to assess speech-sound skill areas more effectively and facilitate intervention planning.
Presenter(s): Raul Prezas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 3.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.3
Summary: This video program provides comprehensive information about identifying, assessing, and treating bilingual children ages 3–11 who have highly unintelligible speech. The presenter discusses case studies and current research to provide concrete solutions to common challenges such as figuring out where to begin when providing services, identifying bilingual children at-risk for other concomitant deficiencies, differentiating language difference vs. disorder, and selecting the most effective treatments.
Credit(s): PDHs: 9.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.95
Summary: This journal self study explores the nature of working memory and its relationship to language and learning. The articles – from a recently published Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools clinical forum – discuss working memory and how it relates to language development; executive functions and working memory as they relate to bilingualism, math, and decoding; and practical assessment and treatment strategies related to working memory and language. Clinicians can use this research to improve their assessment and intervention processes to help students with memory deficits succeed.
Credit(s): PDHs: 6.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.6
Summary: Children with speech sound disorders make up a large part of the caseload for many SLPs who work with preschool and school-age children. Speech sound disorders not only affect a child’s ability to communicate at a young age but also may lead to later speech and literacy difficulties. This journal self-study explores issues related to managing speech sound disorders, including assessment and treatment options. It also includes articles that identify predictors of future speech and literacy problems. Clinicians can use this information to help identify appropriate assessment tools and potential treatment options, as well as counsel parents and teachers of children who may be at risk for continuing speech and academic difficulties.
Presenter(s): Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: Curriculum-based language assessment is one way for SLPs to create a comprehensive picture of a student’s oral and written language needs and pinpoint areas to target in intervention. In this webinar, the speaker will discuss how to perform curriculum-based language assessment, beginning with the selection of areas of the curriculum to work on. Participants will explore how to use dynamic assessment to identify a student’s particular strengths and weaknesses and answer four questions based on selected curricular tasks: (1) What does the task require? (2) What does the student currently do when attempting the task? (3) What does the student need to do differently to be more successful at the task? (4) What, if any, modifications to the task are needed to support the student’s success? The course will demonstrate how to integrate formal and informal assessment data to understand students’ individualized needs and plan intervention that can improve language/literacy skills and foster better academic outcomes.
Presenter(s): Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: Curriculum-based language assessment and intervention is one way for SLPs to create a comprehensive picture of a student’s oral and written language needs and pinpoint areas to target in intervention. This webinar focuses on how to use information from curriculum-based language assessment to provide curriculum-based language intervention in classroom or pull-out settings. The course discusses techniques such as using actual curricular materials to target students’ individualized goals while meeting core curriculum standards in classroom-based writing labs and small group contexts. The course also offers case studies of students across grade levels (and encourages participants to reflect on their own examples) to illustrate techniques for addressing problems of word structure knowledge, vocabulary, sentence structure, and discourse formulation and comprehension across all modalities. Discussion includes how to decide when pull-out approaches might be necessary to supplement intervention in classroom-based contexts.
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