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Language and Literacy in Individuals with Intellectual Disability (WEBS0120135)

Course Description

This SIG 1 Perspectives activity focuses on assessing and treating students with intellectual disability (ID) in the areas of language and literacy. The first article discusses the primary components of a parent-implemented language intervention for children with fragile X syndrome. The second article discusses emergent and conventional literacy skills and the strengths and challenges in reading and spelling for adolescents with ID. The third article describes the key components and modifications that can be utilized in narrative interventions when working with individuals that are diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The final article provides the parents’ perspectives of the home and school literacy experiences of children with ID in preschool.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • identify aspects of parent well-being that may potentially influence parentimplemented language intervention-related outcomes
  • summarize the factors one should consider when selecting literacy assessments for adolescents with ID
  • describe key components of narrative interventions used with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • discuss a range of home literacy components for children with developmental disabilities in preschool

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

Articles in This Course

  1. Family and Caregiver Characteristics Contribute to Caregiver Change in Use of Strategies and Growth in Child Spoken Language in a Parent-Implemented Language Intervention in Fragile X Syndrome by Sarah Nelson Potter, Lauren Bullard, Amy Banasik, Robyn Tempero Feigles, Vivian Nguyen, Andrea McDuffie, Angela John Thurman, Randi Hagerman, and Leonard Abbeduto, published in SIG 1, October 31, 2022
  2. Reimagining Assessment of Literacy Skills for Adolescents With Intellectual Disabilities: A Tutorial for an Individualized Approach by Nancy S. McIntyre, Carrie Loughran, and Jacqueline Towson, published in SIG 1, August 15, 2022
  3. Narrative Interventions for Children Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A Call and Plan for Future Research by Corinne Neal and Nancy Brady, published in SIG 1, October 4, 2022
  4. Home and School Literacy Experiences in Preschool-Age Children With Developmental Disabilities: Identifying Relationships Between Speech, Language, and Early Literacy Skills by Andrea Barton-Hulsey, Rose A. Sevcik, MaryAnn Romski and Sara C. Collins, published in SIG 1, October 24, 2022
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 6
ASHA CEU*: 0.6
Item #(s): WEBS0120135
Available Through: November 17, 2027