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Course # 5473
Break a Leg: Idiom Use and Comprehension

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0


Course Abstract

Approximately two thirds of our spontaneous conversational interactions are comprised of figurative language, mostly idiomatic expressions. For this reason it is imperative that individuals can use and understand these expressions. This course discusses the various types of idioms, how they are learned, as well as describing techniques for improving idiom use and comprehension.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


Handouts

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the various types of idioms.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how idioms are learned.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list techniques for improving use and understanding of idioms.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introductory comments
5-25 Minutes Discuss types of idioms
25-35 Minutes Discus how idioms are learned
35-55 Minutes Suggestions for improving idiom use and comprehension
55-60 Minutes Conclusionn; Q&A

Average Rating

(2379 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 2379 reviews

Review by: Member on April 17, 2014
Very informative. Well-organized.
Review by: Member on April 16, 2014
Interesting information,
Review by: Member on April 10, 2014
Excellent information.
Review by: Member on April 7, 2014
I was not aware of the difference between idioms, metaphors, similes, or proverbs. Specifically metaphors and similes. I also did not know there was such a thing as an Idiom Dictionary. I will definitely try to find one to order so that I can better teach my students.
Review by: Member on April 3, 2014
learning about opaque vs. transparent idioms
Review by: Member on April 2, 2014
Interesting information. I use proverbs/expression analysis in my work with geriatric/dementia populations, but now I will incorporate idiom analysis also!
Review by: Member on April 1, 2014
I love the english language and all the rule breakers
Review by: Member on March 31, 2014
Well organized and a good breakdown of the subject matter
Review by: Member on March 31, 2014
good examples
Review by: Member on March 28, 2014
It provided useful information and strategies to help teach figurative language to students.
Review by: Member on March 24, 2014
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Review by: Member on March 18, 2014
Good examples
Review by: Member on March 9, 2014
Lots of examples of idioms but more on how to teach them would have been nice
Review by: Member on March 5, 2014
It was well organized and easy to follow but I didn't really learn anything new.
Review by: Member on March 1, 2014
I like how she gave a great variety of examples of various idioms, similes, metaphors, and proverbs.
Review by: Member on March 1, 2014
Well organized and informative
Review by: Member on February 23, 2014
It gave a great overview to idioms as a whole and went in depth to the various types of idioms
Review by: Member on February 22, 2014
so very informative
Review by: Member on February 13, 2014
I am more aware of the impact of figurative language comprehension as it relates to reading comprehension
Review by: Member on February 11, 2014
Well-organized, practical; good suggestions and references
Review by: Member on February 11, 2014
Understanding figuarative language is an important part of language therapy I always in cooperated into therapy, but now I have specific strategies to implement depending on the student's weaknesses.
Review by: Member on February 10, 2014
easy understood material
Review by: Member on February 3, 2014
clear, understandable and interesting
Review by: Member on February 2, 2014
Great info!
Review by: Member on January 28, 2014
Great useful information
Review by: Member on January 27, 2014
The handouts were very well organized & easy to follow.
Review by: Member on January 26, 2014
The organization and detail of material.
Review by: Member on January 19, 2014
Very clear and concise presentation.
Review by: Member on January 3, 2014
Detailed information provided, great handout.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Dr. Spector's presentation was easy to follow, her slides were concise, and I learned information I didn't know- it was fun!
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
learned new info, it was fun
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Very interesting
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Organization of the material facilited easy learning
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Included great resources
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
clearly outlined and easy to follow.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
It was a good, basic course in idioms, etc., but I am not sure how much I can really apply to my practice.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
I needed some information on idioms for my students and they are rarely if ever addressed
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
I loved the specific examples and just how difficult our language can be to learn
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
Very well organized, and having the information for this topic all in one place is extremely helpful.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
Good refresher, excellent examples of the types of idioms
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
Course content and overall presentation of material...very engaging
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
I love incorporating figurative drills in much of my daily therapy sessions
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
None
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Information clear
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
useful topic
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
The different categories used to present figurative language.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Clear examples of therapy tasks
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
It was interesting and fun to read. I had almost given up on teaching idioms, but this course gave me some ideas and ways to teach idioms that I hadn't thought of before.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Good information for all children.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
the humor of idioms make this class fun
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Good use of examples.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
good content
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Interesting, organized, informative
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
The information was very organized and helpful. It was presented in such a way that made it easy to understand an apply to the students I work with. I feel like I learned something very useful and practical!
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
It covered the topic well and gave lots of examples
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
Easy to understand.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
Very well organized, common material made interesting and useful for the classroom and therapy
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
Clear and concise information. Good examples.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
Very informative and useful information.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
very informative
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
it concisely described figurative language. i have a better understanding of how to teach and support student's in this area of learning.
Review by: Member on December 25, 2013
Beginner level discussion about Figurative Language.
Review by: Member on December 25, 2013
Information was well explained and great examples.
Review by: Member on December 22, 2013
Well organized.. Clearly presented .. With some humor.
Review by: Member on December 22, 2013
Interesting material and well presented.
Review by: Member on December 22, 2013
N/A
Review by: Member on December 21, 2013
Clear with good examples.
Review by: Member on December 18, 2013
Great ideas for techniques and materials to target figurative language!
Review by: Member on December 18, 2013
organized well
Review by: Member on December 17, 2013
included things I did not know
Review by: Member on December 17, 2013
easy to follow
Review by: Member on December 17, 2013
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Review by: Member on December 17, 2013
I liked the detailed explanations of the different types of idioms.
Review by: Member on December 15, 2013
Great examples
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
This course provided me with some new information for me to use when teaching idioms to my students.
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
interesting subject
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
I found this course to be very informative, interesting, and well organized.
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
easy to read, informative, clear, concise information.
Review by: Member on December 10, 2013
simple explanations of idioms
Review by: Member on December 10, 2013
I love learning about this area of language. Our English language is so full of idioms and we forget about it and how confusing it can be! Great overview!
Review by: Member on December 9, 2013
Very interesting information about figurative language, but I did not feel that the presentation linked that information very well to how to work on this area in therapy.
Review by: Member on December 9, 2013
useful information
Review by: Member on December 8, 2013
Good review of figurative language; excellent teaching strategies
Review by: Member on December 8, 2013
Well written and organized.
Review by: Member on December 7, 2013
Practical application of material presented
Review by: Member on December 5, 2013
In-depth content
Review by: Member on December 5, 2013
The information was presented in a very clear manner, which was good because it had the potential to be confusing!
Review by: Member on December 5, 2013
more comprehensive than expected, many examples, very interesting topic that benefits all SLPs involved with language Tx.
Review by: Member on December 4, 2013
Clear and brief information
Review by: Member on December 4, 2013
Clear
Review by: Member on December 4, 2013
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Review by: Member on December 3, 2013
clear and concise
Review by: Member on December 1, 2013
explanations
Review by: Member on December 1, 2013
The information was explained clearly and concisely. It was very relevant to the title and gave very useful information
Review by: Member on November 30, 2013
I am now better able to break down various idioms into more complex categories.
Review by: Member on November 30, 2013
It was a fun course with some good references.
Review by: Member on November 27, 2013
I work with many students who have goals for figurative language. This course was very informative and gave me a few more ideas.
Review by: Member on November 26, 2013
Very clear examples provided!!
Review by: Member on November 26, 2013
organized, easy to understand, clear
Review by: Member on November 25, 2013
P,entry of examples to assist with different learning styles

Course Information

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Course Presenter

cecile cyrul spector

Cecile Cyrul Spector, Ph.D.

Cecile Cyrul Spector earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees at the City University of New York, Brooklyn, and her Ph.D. at New York University. For more than 35 years, Dr. Spector has been involved in many aspects of speech-language pathology. She started her career by providing clinical services in public schools, private practice, and at the Hofstra University clinic. She has taught many courses as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University and New York University. She was on the faculty of Long Island UniversityOrangeburg Campuswhere for 10 years she taught a wide range of courses and was the director of the speech-language department. Dr. Spector is past president of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Rockland County. She has acted as a reviewer for numerous journal articles and textbooks. Most of her journal articles, workshops, and books (Saying One Thing, Meaning Another; Sound Effects; As Far As Words Go; and Between the Lines) have focused on various aspects of humor, ambiguity, figurative language, phonological awareness, and inferencing. The intervention activities Dr. Spector develops are geared for individuals from eight years through adulthood.


Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 1 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."


American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)


Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.


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