This course will provide an overview of a comprehensive online animated kindergarten screener drawn from the specialized fields of speech-language pathology, education, psychology, and child development. Patterns of language-learning performance will be identified and described.
Course created on June 10, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to list and describe pre-reading skills that are important to screen and monitor throughout kindergarten.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe language-learning performance patterns of typically and atypically developing kindergarten students.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify language-learning patterns that are atypical and require immediate evaluation and intervention.
|20-30 Minutes||Well Screening Demo|
|30-40 Minutes||Longitudinal Study|
|40-55 Minutes||Case Studies|
Barbara L. Ekelman, PhD, CCC-SLP
Barbara L. Ekelman, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and learning specialist in private practice, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She established the school-aged language and literacy course at CWRU and continues to teach this graduate level class. Dr. Ekelman has 30+ years of clinical and research experience in childhood, adolescent, and adult language and learning disorders. She has designed research, presented papers, and published articles in the areas of language-learning disabilities, childhood stroke, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism (hyperlexia), dyslexia, and developmental apraxia. Since 1993, she has developed and administered kindergarten screenings. Her screenings identify language and learning profiles that help guide classroom instruction and support early intervention. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Early Intervention Related Services Training Program at CWRU, which is funded by the Department of Education.
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Content Disclosure: While this course will discuss general concepts about kindergarten screenings, it will focus on research/development/use of the Well Screening tool specifically.
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