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Language RTI & Common Core: Using a Universal Language Benchmarking Process

Course: #7203 Level: Intermediate2 Hours 2967 Reviews

This course will cover how a Response to Intervention (RTI) model for language in kindergarten and preschool can guide schools to incorporate Common Core Standards at every Tier. Assessment and intervention at all three tiers will be discussed. In addition, using RTI to differentiate English Language Learners (ELL) from children with speech/language impairment will also be covered.

Course created on July 29, 2015

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/2.0 Domain 3, Domain 8, CE-SPC-15-401; ASHA/0.2 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas LTS-S1370/2.0; SAC/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify 1-2 Common Core-based interventions that can be used at all three tiers of instruction.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain how universal language benchmarking can guide the RTI process.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain how data from universal language benchmarking can assist SLPs in differentiating ELL from children with speech/language impairment.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how universal benchmarking data can be used to write and update SMART language goals.


0-10 Minutes Introduction and Overview of Response to Intervention
10-20 Minutes Evidence-based research
20-40 Minutes Universal Benchmarking and using data to create tiered groups
40-70 Minutes Overview Common Core Standards & interventions at every tier
70-80 Minutes Making time for RTI in your schedule
80-90 Minutes KLBA: A universal benchmark tool overview
90-105 Minutes Using universal benchmarking to differentiate ELL from speech/language impairment
105-115 Minutes Other uses of universal benchmarking data
115-120 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Jennifer Preschern - Financial: Jennifer Preschern was paid an honorarium by SpeechPathology.com for this presentation. She co-owns intellectual property rights and receives royalties for sales of the KLBA, a universal language benchmarking tool that will be discussed in this presentation. Nonfinancial: Jennifer is an unpaid consultant to Eastern Illinois University, assisting with further development of the KLBA and other assessment tools that will be offered freely to schools.Angela Anthony - Financial: Angela Anthony was paid an honorarium by SpeechPathology.com for this presentation. She is employed by Eastern Illinois University, which co-owns intellectual property rights to the KLBA and is assisting with development and distribution of it. Angela and students she has mentored have received university funding for research related to this topic. Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 2 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 2 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.