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Developmental Language Disorder in Early Childhood and Elementary School: Evidence-Based Intervention

Developmental Language Disorder in Early Childhood and Elementary School: Evidence-Based Intervention (Live Webinar) (PD102871L)

Presenter(s): Rachel K Powell, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Course Description

Live broadcast (one-time viewing only): July 16, 2024, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time

Last chance to sign up: July 16, 2024, Noon, Eastern time

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SLPs who practice in schools may struggle to develop evidence-based interventions for students with developmental language disorder (DLD), especially methods that are aligned to their state’s academic standards. This webinar will define and discuss DLD as it relates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations. The speaker will explore curriculum-based language assessment methods aligned to grade-level academic standards and share evidence-based interventions to treat DLD in early childhood and elementary school settings.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Define DLD and identify the eligibility categories for DLD under the IDEA regulations 
  • Describe methods of curriculum-based language assessment for DLD aligned to the grade-level academic standards 
  • Apply evidence-based intervention methods to treat DLD in early childhood and elementary schools


  • DLD definition and IDEA  
  • Curriculum-based language assessment for DLD 
  • Evidence-based intervention methods to treat DLD 
  • Case studies
  • Q&A 

Presenter Information

Rachel Powell, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is a speech-language pathologist and literacy lead teacher for Brookhaven School District. She specializes in language development and disorders as well as literacy acquisition and disorders. She has worked in schools for 20 years and received the 2021 ASHFoundation Rolland Van Hattum Award for Contributions in Schools.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Salaried employee of Brookhaven School District
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Co-Chair, Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2024 Convention 
  • Co-Chair, ASHA 2024 Convention Topic Committee, Language Disorders: Adults 
  • Member, ASHA Committee on Nominations and Elections

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 July 18, 2024. 

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar: July 16, 2024
1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102871L
Available Through: July 26, 2024