Personal narratives offer unique opportunities to help students with developmental language disorders find their voices and improve their language. This course discusses an approach that uses language levels and writing processes to target language expression via written narratives, and includes methods for collecting and analyzing narrative samples. Case examples illustrate planning and implementation of individualized intervention for early elementary through high school students.
This course is presented in joint partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
Course created on May 20, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe language levels and writing processes to use for organizing written narrative-based assessment and intervention.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe procedures for gathering and analyzing baseline and progress-monitoring samples of personal written narratives.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to design age-appropriate intervention sessions that embed individualized language objectives in varied stages of the writing process.
|5-15 Minutes||Language levels as targets and writing processes as contexts|
|15-35 Minutes||Gathering and analyzing baseline samples|
|35-55 Minutes||Intervention across the grades|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Nickola Wolf Nelson
PhD CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is Professor Emerita at Western Michigan University but lives in Kansas. Nelson’s publications on language/literacy disorders include the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills (TILLS) and Language and Literacy Disorders: Infancy through Adolescence. She served as Editor of Topics in Language Disorders 2005-2018. Nelson is an ASHA Fellow and has received Honors of ASHA and the Kleffner Clinical Career Award from the ASHFoundation.
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