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Philosophy for Adolescents: Supporting Critical Thinking and Advanced Language Skills (PD102911)

Presenter(s): Marilyn A Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This session introduces a language intervention program for middle and high school students—Philosophy for Adolescents—that is designed to support critical thinking, narrative and expository discourse, and the use of complex syntax and literate vocabulary such as abstract nouns and metacognitive verbs. The speaker discusses and demonstrates intervention using Philosophy for Adolescents through role-playing activities that engage participants as they work through a lesson in pairs or small groups.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Schools Connect online conference.

Content disclosure: This course focuses on the language intervention program Philosophy for Adolescents.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Conduct language intervention using the Philosophy for Adolescents program with teens who have developmental language disorder
  • Teach adolescents specific communication skills related to syntax, the lexicon, and pragmatics
  • Facilitate teens’ ability to listen to others respectfully and authentically

Presenter Information

Marilyn Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Oregon, where she conducts research and teaches classes in school-age language development and disorders. She is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences, including ASHA, and is a former public school speech-language pathologist. Professor Nippold is also an ASHA Fellow, received Honors of the Association in 2015, and has published numerous textbooks and research articles.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Employee of University of Oregon

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 the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: July 13–25, 2022
End date: April 9, 2029

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102911
Available Through: April 09, 2029