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Distinguishing Language Delays From Chronic Language Disorders (WEB19010)

Presenter(s): Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP,
Course Description

It is difficult to know in young children whether language delays are transient or will lead to chronic delays and cascading difficulties in academic language, reading, and writing. This session explores assessment methods that make use of evidence regarding the difference between delay and disorder to allow clinicians to make this distinction in daily practice.

This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • list the characteristics of language disorders in preschool children that contribute to long-term risk
  • choose assessment instruments, both standardized and observational, that will be useful in distinguishing between delays and disorders
  • explain to parents and teachers how we distinguish between language delay and disorder

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.

Related Courses

View all courses from the "Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment" online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19010
Available Through: February 20, 2024