The impact of language disorders and language-learning disabilities, including dyslexia, on students’ success in school is addressed in this course. Practical, collaborative strategies for transdisciplinary language-literacy assessment are provided. Ways for SLPs to support literacy development, including appropriate language intervention goals, transdisciplinary service delivery, and evidence-based treatment methodology are also addressed.
This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders.
Course created on December 1, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify areas of language SLPs may address to support literacy development in students with language disorders and language-learning disabilities, including dyslexia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the SLP's role in literacy assessment in the public schools and how to link the assessment results of transdisciplinary team members in the assessment process.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe transdisciplinary treatment techniques, strategies, and approaches that may be used to support this population of students.
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Jeannene Ward-Lonergan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific (Pacific). She recently held the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, and she is the Co-Founder of the Language-Literacy Center at Pacific. Dr. Ward-Lonergan has served as a member of the California Speech Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Foundation Board, the Ambassador for CSHA to the Decoding Dyslexia California organization, and as the CSHA Representative for the California Department of Education's (CDE) Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group. Dr. Ward-Lonergan has also served as a member of CSHA's Literacy Task Force and is the first author of their position paper/resource guide. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses, published research articles, book chapters, and presented numerous workshops in the areas of language disorders, expository discourse, dyslexia, language-learning disabilities, and supporting literacy through written language intervention in school-age children and adolescents.
Robert Pieretti, Interim Associate Dean in the College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State, is also a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the university. He is the founder and Director of the Sacramento State Literacy Connection. He was employed for twenty-one years as a Language, Speech, and Hearing Specialist in the Sacramento City Unified School District, formerly serving as the Head Language, Speech, and Hearing Specialist for the district. Dr. Pieretti's scholarly interests include language disorders, language-based reading disorders, Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and English Learners. He has made over 100 presentations at the local, state, and national levels, co-authored literacy skill development materials, and published several co-authored peer-reviewed journal and periodical articles regarding his research and work supporting the language and literacy skills of both monolingual and bilingual students. He is a California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Fellow.
Robert Pieretti - Financial: Robert Pieretti has co-authored & receives royalties for books related to this topic. Nonfinancial: Robert co-authored the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association position paper on SLP roles and responsibilities with respect to literacy.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented jointly by SpeechPathology.com and the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
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