This course will introduce modern video-based assessment methods of pragmatic language across six new pragmatics domains (including nonverbal language) that produce a comprehensive pragmatic language profile, and discuss how using these results leads to more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Social communication profiles of individuals with various neurodevelopmental disorders will also be reviewed to assist clinicians with differential diagnosis. The course is designed to address the needs of children and young adults, ages 6 to 18.
Course created on March 21, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to list and define six new pragmatic language domains for the assessment of social communication judgment and performance.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how assessment of non-instrumental, higher-order pragmatic language skills along with paralinguistic decoding and use of paralinguistic codes is critical in differential diagnosis of various neurodevelopmental disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to create a comprehensive protocol for the informal assessment of social communication judgment and performance, based on interactive, self-made, video-based assessment tasks.
|5-20 Minutes||Review of current assessment methods, presentation of six new constructs, rationale and video-based assessment techniques|
|20-55 Minutes||New construct validation study and comparative analysis study procedures/methods/results|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Adriana Lavi, PhD, CCC-SLP
Adriana Lavi, PhD, CCC-SLP is a practicing licensed school-based speech-language pathologist with more than 15 years of experience working with children and young adults who present with a variety of communication disorders. She is the clinical director and owner of Go2Consult Speech and Language Services with a staff of over thirty speech-language pathologists and Clinical Fellows in various school districts in Southern California. Dr. Lavi has also served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communicative Disorders at Loma Linda University, and recently, she founded the Lavi Institute for Research and Professional Development. Her primary research interests focus in the areas of pragmatics, as well as the assessment and treatment of culturally and linguistically-diverse students with communication disorders. She earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from California State University at Sacramento and a PhD degree in Rehabilitation Sciences with an emphasis in speech-language pathology from Loma Linda University.
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