The secondary-level academic environment creates particular challenges for effective education of students with special needs, including those with language-learning and motivational challenges. However, rather than reducing expectations, it is important to ramp up vocabulary learning in the middle and high school years to prepare students for vocational options and life pursuits. Numerous strategies, consistent with the current empirical literature base, will be provided that facilitate successful acquisition of higher-level vocabulary, including specialized tier-three vocabulary required for advanced content subject areas such as biology and math.
Course created on June 30, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the relevant literacy base related to teaching advanced vocabulary to adolescents.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe evidence-based strategies to support learning of content vocabulary for adolescents.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to work collaboratively with educators to deliver effective vocabulary instruction across a variety of subject areas.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction, disclosures and overview. How do our students feel?|
|10-20 Minutes||Review of background and research|
|20-55 Minutes||Demonstration and discussion of evidence-based strategies to facilitate advanced vocabulary|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Shari Robertson is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Dean’s Associate for Graduate Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Robertson is on the ASHA Board of Directors, serving as the Vice President for Academic Affairs in SLP. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, and clinical materials and presented several hundred workshops at state, nation, and international venues related to language and literacy.
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