This course discusses the syntactical complexities of written language and reasons why adolescents struggle with writing. It further identifies the characteristics of adolescents who are struggling with syntactic demands of writing, and provides ideas for therapeutic practices/activities to target these specific difficulties.
Course created on October 20, 2020
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, Domain 9, CE-SPC-20-0321; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0
Course Type: Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to list characteristics of students who are struggling with the syntactic demands of written text.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain why written language is so challenging for this population.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify therapy practices/activities that target syntax for students who are struggling with the syntactic demands of written text.
|5-15 Minutes||Importance and complexities of writing for adolescents, and characteristics of struggling students|
|15-20 Minutes||Therapy Practices/Activities #1: Explicit instruction of syntactic rules|
|20-25 Minutes||Therapy Practices/Activities #2: Explicit instruction of genre|
|25-35 Minutes||Therapy Practices/Activities #3: Sentence formulation|
|35-45 Minutes||Therapy Practices/Activities #4: Sentence manipulation|
|45-50 Minutes||Therapy Practices/Activities #5: Use of the reciprocal process (listening, speaking, reading, writing)|
|50-55 Minutes||Therapy Practices/Activities #6: Use of a metalinguistic approach|
Dr. Lynne Telesca is an assistant professor of Communication Disorders at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her research interests are writing and syntax intervention that helps all students, but especially struggling adolescents. Dr. Telesca is passionate about sharing knowledge and ideas that will make a difference in speech-language pathologists’ daily therapeutic practice.
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