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Course # 3849
Narrative Structure: Evidence-based Intervention for Storytelling

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Course Abstract

Narratives skills are important for the elementary grades. Narrative structure will be presented in terms of story grammar, cohesion, and story art. Intervention procedures and tools that meld research evidence and clinic craft will be discussed, including children's literature and pictography.
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This course was recorded on May 28, 2010


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to discuss how to assess narratives for episodic structure, cohesion, and story art.
  • Participants will be able to select children's literature that illustrates targeted narrative structure.
  • Participants will be able to list treatment activities and procedures to teach narrative structure.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction and overview
5-30 Minutes Analyzing narrative structure
30-40 Minutes Evidence-based practice and general research evidence
40-55 Minutes Narrative structure interventions and specific research evidence
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(247 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 81 most recent comments out of 247 reviews

Review by: marggy on May 29, 2013
organizationclear and complete information
Review by: Stephanie on May 18, 2013
Examples of types of narratives, story art, etc.
Review by: Kathy on May 9, 2013
The presenter loves the work she has done in this area, and pinpoints the problems kids have in telling stories and how to approach theit difficulty in therapy.
Review by: Sally on May 9, 2013
good visual examples and story analysis examples
Review by: Jennifer on May 5, 2013
Easy to follow and great examples
Review by: Melanie on April 4, 2013
Good presentantion with helpful information.
Review by: Amber on March 26, 2013
Great examples.
Review by: Rebecca on March 18, 2013
Presenter was very knowledgeable of topic.
Review by: Beverley on March 16, 2013
really interesting, well organised, relevant to practice, research linked
Review by: Lisa on February 27, 2013
The course was excellent in that it was well presented in an easy to understand manner. There were good explanations of each concept. I look forward to evaulating my student's writing with this information in mind. Thanks!!
Review by: Angela on February 13, 2013
not at all enough time for this seminar--need a part 2
Review by: Hollie on February 1, 2013
I liked the topic. I did feel that it needed to be longer
Review by: Tami on February 1, 2013
Good information that can be applied in therapy with students.
Review by: Samantha on January 27, 2013
There was a lot of information and we did not get through it all.
Review by: Eliza on January 25, 2013
Very informative.
Review by: Joanne on January 24, 2013
An inspired speaker and good information but it felt a bit rushed at the end. I wanted her to be able to finish the outline.
Review by: Rachel on January 21, 2013
The information was well organized and geared toward being able to apply it to your caseload immediately!
Review by: Dianne on January 19, 2013
Good discussion points with relevant examples from children's stories
Review by: Jane on January 13, 2013
Many examples of narratives and their analysis
Review by: Dennise on January 2, 2013
Interesting views of intervention
Review by: Diana on December 18, 2012
great class would love to learn more
Review by: Elizabeth on December 11, 2012
the presenter was clear concise and to the point
Review by: Christie on December 4, 2012
Detailed examples were helpful.
Review by: Kathy on November 27, 2012
good,relevant information that can be applied immediately
Review by: Jeannine on November 17, 2012
Very well organized.
Review by: Lori on November 15, 2012
Review by: Ellen on October 24, 2012
Explicit examples were provided.
Review by: Marie-Helene on October 22, 2012
Clear, strctured, organized.
Review by: Kimberly on October 12, 2012
She presented good examples and thorough information.
Review by: Heather on September 28, 2012
I like how the presenter clearly differentiates between episodic, pre-episodic, and elaborated structures.
Review by: Sarah on September 23, 2012
very informative, interesting, colorful. i learned a lot
Review by: Brenda on September 1, 2012
Loved the examples of stories and analysis
Review by: Katrina on August 28, 2012
This course was packed with useful information and ideas that can be utilized immediately.
Review by: Tracy on August 25, 2012
Review by: Heidi on August 10, 2012
Well organized, stayed on topic, good examples, intervention techniques
Review by: Ronda on August 1, 2012
Content is timely and appropriate to the SLP's role within literacy instruction in the schools. This is information that remains lacking in most graduate programs and is necessary for SLPs working within schools supporting access to and achievement within the common core.
Review by: Sarah on August 1, 2012
The examples were very useful and practical.
Review by: Erica on July 20, 2012
Great lecture!! Want more!!!!!
Review by: Susan on July 10, 2012
I enjoyed the information shared but would have liked more details.
Review by: Barbara on June 4, 2012
Very informative
Review by: Jennifer on May 12, 2012
The information presented was great! I wish there was more of it. I felt that it went quickly and was hard to follow.
Review by: Janet on April 28, 2012
Great topic and presentation. Only reason I gave it Good rather than Excellent wasthat it was a lot of information in that amount of time. But the topic is very interestingand useful, and the presenter has a lot of knowledge to impart. Could this be offeredas a 2-part presentation?
Review by: Joan on April 26, 2012
provided nice concrete examples of narrative structures and therapy ideas
Review by: Phyllis on April 3, 2012
Details and examples provided.
Review by: Monica on March 21, 2012
It was a bit too short and the presenter ran out of time, otherwise I would rate it as excellent. What she did present was informative and interesting - just needed more time. Two hours would be great!
Review by: Elissa on March 21, 2012
The student samples for additional clarity of topics discussed.
Review by: Jody on March 19, 2012
I am new to working with the school age population so this information was very helpful to me. I would have rated the course as "excellent" had Dr. Ukrainetz had 30 more minutes to complete her presentation.
Review by: Dana on March 10, 2012
This is very relevant to working with students in the schools as we are providing services to help the children meet their goals in the standard education realm.
Review by: Rhonda on March 7, 2012
Review by: Christina on March 2, 2012
Focused and immediately useful in my practice.
Review by: Heather on February 26, 2012
I loved the strategy of using the pictograms!
Review by: Linda on February 7, 2012
learning about the pictography and the different components of a narrative.
Review by: Laura on January 28, 2012
Good information; Very well organized.
Review by: cynthia on January 27, 2012
Useful information for literacy develoment
Review by: Jennifer on January 17, 2012
wonderful topic and useful info
Review by: Rachel on January 12, 2012
great examples for intervention. I loved that she gave recommendations for books.
Review by: Seana on December 30, 2011
Learning about pictography.
Review by: Kim on December 29, 2011
Very fast and hard to follow. Liked written examples.
Review by: Susan on December 29, 2011
thoroughly expanded the way in which I will examine and facilitate narrative development
Review by: Mary Courtney on December 28, 2011
I feel that I will be able to incorporate "storytelling" into my therapy techniques to help improve overall writing skills and grammar production as well as enhance overall language usage.
Review by: Michelle on December 27, 2011
I really loved the story art component - I also liked the idea of using pictography in teaching narratives. I would have loved a more detailed, comprehensive list of books to use in narrative therapy across the elementary grades.
Review by: Lydia on December 19, 2011
Clear, concise, useful
Review by: Carey on December 19, 2011
She provided good basic information and different ways to do intervention. I like that she provided examples of ways to do therapy and materials to use.
Review by: Lauren on December 19, 2011
New information that can immediately be utilized in my therapy sessions; Great examples from actual children's narratives; specific book titles that can be used in intervention
Review by: Lori on December 16, 2011
The presenter's expertise and the practical examples of narratives as well as the examples of children's books the presenter likes to use.
Review by: Kristin on December 15, 2011
Good Examples
Review by: Christie on December 14, 2011
Presenter well-spoken and knowledgeable about this topic. Well-organized, efficiant.
Review by: Anne on December 12, 2011
The information presented was useful and made me think about all of the elements and how to approach teaching them but it was too rushed. I would rather have had a longer presentation time so that all of the presenter's knowledge could have been more easily conveyed.
Review by: Kim on December 10, 2011
I can use this information immediately with my students.
Review by: Elyse on December 7, 2011
Speaker was well organized and had thorough knowledge of the subject...would love to hear more
Review by: sharon on December 6, 2011
Great content...not enough time allowed for elaboration.
Review by: Aleisa on December 2, 2011
Good examples. It was a little hard to remember the answers to the test questions because of the way they were worded and because there was so much information presented. I think this should have been a 2 hour presentation as there was a lot of information and the presenter seemed a little rushed. Great information though!
Review by: Juliann on November 10, 2011
organized and great examples
Review by: Lacey Thomas on November 7, 2011
examples, ties to evidence
Review by: Lynn on October 23, 2011
The information presented in this course was excellent and it was presented in an organized way. I especially liked the use of examples of narratives and an explanation of how to evaluate them. However, it was extremely frustrating that time ran out and the presenter didn't have time to present treatment activities and procedures. This should have been a 2 hour presentation---or a Part 2 should have been offered. If one were to evaluate this course using High Point Structure--I think we were, using the presenter's phrase, "left hanging on the cliff"!
Review by: Susan on October 21, 2011
Blend of theory and practical applications that lends itself well to intervention with children.
Review by: Tanya on October 18, 2011
The speaker was interesting and had good slides. I wish she had had enough time to finish.
Review by: jennifer on September 29, 2011
I truly appreciated the courses descriptions of narration and the lements to look at in story narratiion, what it is and what it is not. However I was dissappointed that this course ran to short and true discussions of intervention scaffolding was not spoken about beyond the pictograph. Although intervention was addressed in the hand out, I was looking to hear about these strategies and to where to start intervention. I am therefore left to inference this myself which is fine however would have appreciated the presenter to guide me through that as comprehensively as she did the analysis portion of narration.
Review by: Lindsay on September 21, 2011
The breakdown of analysis of a narrative. Very practical.
Review by: Art on September 13, 2011
It introduced me to the further benefits of using storytelling for various therapy purposes and reinforced my belief and interest in using storytelling as a therapy tool.
Review by: Jonathan on September 11, 2011
The presenter made good efforts in providing reliable and useful information.

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Course Presenter

teresa a ukrainetz

Teresa A. Ukrainetz, Ph.D.

Teresa Ukrainetz is Professor and Director of the Division of Communication Disorders at the University of Wyoming. Her research deals with the intersection of skill and context in school-aged language intervention. Publications include assessment validity, treatment efficacy, phonemic awareness, narrative, expository, and school SLP practices. Dr. Ukrainetz's book, Contextualized Language Intervention, published by Pro-Ed, provides principled evidence-based guidance on school-aged language intervention.

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