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Literacy Assessment: Controversies, Explanations, and Essential Components (WEB19958)

Presenter(s): Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Course Description


This session explores the school-based SLP’s role—and how they can advocate for that role—in assessing students’ literate language skills as part of a comprehensive language assessment. The speaker outlines the essential components of a comprehensive language assessment and discusses how to interpret patterns of strengths and weaknesses, with implications for intervention planning. This session is a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Explain the role of the SLP in assessing literacy as part of comprehensive language assessment
  • Outline key components of literacy assessment for school-age children and adolescents
  • Analyze assessment profiles and describe patterns associated with language levels (sound, word, sentence, discourse) that point to distinct goal areas and approaches to language intervention

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

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PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
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Item #(s): WEB19958
Available Through: July 08, 2025