This course discusses the importance of considering dialect when there is suspicion of a disability, key tools for reliable assessments, and the difference between code-switching and code-meshing. It will identify key considerations related to literacy development that should be shared with school staff, in order to improve reading outcomes for all students.
Course created on January 6, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to list key features of assessment for students who speak a dialect other than General American English
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between code-switching and code meshing.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe strategies for improving reading outcomes for students from bidialectal backgrounds.
|5-10 Minutes||What is a dialect|
|10-20 Minutes||Code switching vs. code meshing|
|20-25 Minutes||ASHA’s statement on dialectal differences|
|25-30 Minutes||IDEA and dialect|
|30-40 Minutes||Assessment considerations|
|40-55 Minutes||Dialect and literacy|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Angie Neal is the SLP Contact for the South Carolina State Department of Education, a member of ASHA's School Issues Advisory Board, a graduate of ASHA’s School-Based Leadership Development Program and a board member with the South Carolina branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
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