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It's More Than Writing, It's Communication! Writing Assessments and Goals for Preschool Through High School (PD102369)

Presenter(s): Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Course Description

This session examines methods for gathering written language samples and the rich findings SLPs may gain about a child’s or adolescent’s knowledge of language and related skills, including discussion of advantages and limitations of more- and less-structured assessment methods. The speaker discusses how to apply a language-levels model for analyzing discourse, sentences, word choices, and lexical and sublexical word-structure knowledge and how to use that information to plan goals and language interventions targeting written expression and more.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021/2022 online conference “Reading, Writing, and the SLP: Preschool to High School.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Select written language assessment methods for different purposes and populations
  • Apply a language-levels model (discourse, sentence, word, and writing processes) to analyze a student writing sample
  • Work with a classroom teacher to plan an authentic curriculum-based activity that targets goals for both oral and written communication

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.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102369
Available Through: October 13, 2026