This course will (1) describe the nature of a "multiliteracies" approach to language literacy learning and development of self-identity, and (2) demonstrate how this methodology has been implemented with elementary school-age refugee children, English Learners, and children with complex language impairments. This course is presented in joint partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the components and "why" of multiliteracies.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the "what" of multiliteracies - the multimodal ways for communicating to "make meaning."
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the "how" of multiliteracies, including the sequence of strategies for developing language for social and academic discourse in refugees, English Learners, and children with language impairments.
|5-15 Minutes||The "why" of multiliteracies|
|15-30 Minutes||The "what" and "how" of a multiliteracies approach to language/literacy learning|
|30-55 Minutes||Programmatic examples of a multiliteracies approach with EL students and students with complex disabilities|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Westby is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services in Albuquerque, NM and an affiliated professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. She is a fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), holds Specialty Recognition in Child Language, and has received the Honors of the ASHA and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Geneva College and the University of Iowa. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on theory of mind, language-literacy relationships, narrative/expository development and facilitation, assessment and facilitation of written language, and issues in assessment and intervention with culturally/linguistically diverse populations.
Elizabeth Biersgreen, MS
Elizabeth Biersgreen, MS, is a Speech-Language Pathologist based in Albuquerque, NM. She has presented on speech sound and language disorders at conferences and received the Student Research Travel Award (SRTA) from ASHA in 2013. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas and primarily works with children in schools and clinics.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented jointly with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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