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Common Core State Standards and Contextualized Skill Intervention

Teresa Ukrainetz, Ph.D., S-LP(C)

February 24, 2014



Why does the  Common Core work well with contextualized skill intervention?


It works well because all through Common Core, you see the standards keep linking to purposeful communicative activities.  You can pick out discrete skills. Sometimes the standard is a discrete skill itself like pronoun-antecedent agreement or subject-verb agreement.  That is an example of a discrete skill, but you can see how it links to purposeful activities.  I always want to go back and forth between the communicative context and the individual skill.  I think Common Core helps us justify our individual skills and keep us focused on the communicative event.

Teresa Ukrainetz, Ph.D., S-LP(C), ASHA Fellow, is Professor and Director of Communication Disorders at the University of Wyoming. Her work deals with the intersection of skill and context in school-aged language intervention.

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Teresa Ukrainetz, Ph.D., S-LP(C)

Teresa Ukrainetz, Ph.D., S-LP(C), ASHA Fellow, is Professor and Director of Communication Disorders at the University of Wyoming. Her work deals with the intersection of skill and context in school-aged language intervention. She has publications on assessment validity, treatment efficacy, phonemic awareness, narrative, expository, and school SLP practices. She authored a book on school-aged language intervention, Contextualized Language Intervention, published by Pro-Ed.

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