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ESL/bilingual/multicultural CEU Courses for SLPs

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Multilingualism for Monolingual Clinicians: Narrative and Vocabulary Assessment Options
Presented by Teresa Signorelli Pisano, PhD, CCC-SLP, Teresa Signorelli, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8421 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course surveys best practices, regulations, and assessment options for monolingual and bilingual clinicians working with linguistically and culturally diverse children. Assessment protocols to help in differential diagnosis of language differences from genuine disorders are reviewed, including ethnographic principles, dynamic assessment, narrative analysis, and vocabulary measures.

Accent Management: Approaches, Evidence, and Outcomes
Presented by Alison Behrman, PhD, CCC-SLP, Amy Neel, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8244 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Theory, research evidence, and practical “how-to” techniques of management of accented speech will be presented. Discussion will include segmental and prosodic targets, and global approaches such as use of clear speech. The relationship among intelligibility, ease of understanding, and accentedness, and their relevance to treatment planning, will be examined.

Children's Speech and Language in a Pluralistic Society: Application of the ICF
Presented by Karla Washington, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8169 Level: Advanced1 Hour
Bilingualism (and multilingualism) has become the norm rather than the exception within North America. Using the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a basis, this course provides theoretical and practical information and resources for supporting SLPs’ clinical and cultural competence for working with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Using Parent Report in the Assessment of Dual Language Learners
Presented by Kerry Danahy Ebert, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8128 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will discuss the rationale for and implementation of parent-report instruments in the assessment of children who are learning a minority home language and English. A variety of tools appropriate for different ages will be presented, and considerations in eliciting accurate reports from diverse families will be discussed.

Research Watch Report, Issue 4
Presented by Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8138 Level: Intermediate0.5 Hours
This collection of reviews highlights a month of clinically relevant research findings for pediatric and school-based SLPs. Topics include dialect, language disorder, and communicating with families from a strengths-based perspective.

Overview of GFTA-3 Spanish Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation, presented in partnership with Pearson Clinical Assessment
Presented by Marie Sepulveda, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8058 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides a review of administration and scoring of the Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation, 3rd Edition Spanish (GFTA-3 Spanish) as well as an overview of the research base and psychometric characteristics of the GFTA-3 Spanish. Discussion includes developmental considerations when interpreting GFTA-3 Spanish results.

Language RTI & Common Core: Using a Universal Language Benchmarking Process
Presented by Jennifer Preschern, MA, CCC-SLP, Angela Anthony, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7203 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
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.

Assessment and Treatment of School-Age Dual Language Learners with Language Disorders, presented in partnership with Rush University
Presented by Kerry Danahy Ebert, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7136 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course covers best practice for the assessment and treatment of language disorders in school-age children learning two languages. It reviews evidence-based options in both areas, and then applies these options to practical clinical scenarios using case examples. This course is presented in partnership with Rush University.

Emergent Literacy Outcomes in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Preschoolers: Considering Test Scores and Parental Perspectives
Presented by Karla Washington, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7099 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Emergent literacy outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse preschoolers enrolled in a parent shared-reading program are explored. Parental perspectives along with scores on preschool tests are used to establish outcomes over time. Techniques and intervention program materials are discussed that support development in emergent literacy.