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Strategic Language Use: Supporting Secondary Students (On Demand Webinar) (PD102595)

Presenter(s): Shannon Hall-Mills, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

SLPs who work in secondary schools have an essential and unequivocal role in helping students with communication disorders develop disciplinary literacy so they can learn and communicate their knowledge in various subjects. This webinar will present strategies and ideas for developing programs and engaging in evidence-based practices that leverage collaboration to help middle- and high-school students learn how to use language strategically to gain and communicate their knowledge.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe the SLP’s value and contribution to disciplinary literacy for secondary students with communication disorders 
  • Identify evidence-based, collaborative approaches to support students' strategic use of language 
  • Identify ways to tailor language interventions to the disciplinary needs of the curriculum

Rated 4.7/5!

Course Reviews

"Excellent topic and so refreshing to see trainings that take us beyond 'surface level' therapy, as well as therapy conducted outside of meaningful context."

"This course had literally everything you need to know on this topic. It gave me a plethora of ways to individualize for each student while still being able to work in a small group with different knowledge levels that could be provided different levels of prompting or scaffolding."


  • Welcome, introduction, and objectives (10 minutes)
  • SLP's role in supporting disciplinary literacy for secondary students (20 minutes)
  • Discussion activity: Communicating your contribution to disciplinary literacy (10 minutes)
  • Review of evidence-based, collaborative approaches to support strategic use of language (20 minutes) 
  • Examples of strategic language practices (20 minutes)
  • Participant polling, discussion of polling results (5 minutes)
  • Decision-making framework to identify practices participants can implement, case example (20 minutes)
  • Participant polling, discussion of polling results (5 minutes)
  • Wrap-up and Q&A (10 minutes)

Presenter Information

Shannon Hall-Mills, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. Her work focuses on language and literacy development and disorders in children and adolescents, educational policy and practices for students with disabilities, and school-based issues in speech-language pathology. Dr. Hall-Mills is a proactive researcher, leader, teacher, speaker, and advocate for school-based speech-language services.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Salaried employee of Florida State University
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

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

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: November 1, 2023
End date: November 3, 2028

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102595
Available Through: November 03, 2028