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CELF-5 Metalinguistics: Language Competence and Classroom Success

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Complimentary Webinar

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

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Presenter: Wayne A. Secord, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


School-age students need to use their communication and language system as a tool to master grade level curriculum. Students unable to do this, clearly risk being left behind. This program provided information on the assessment of metalinguistic competence and its overall impact on every-day classroom and curriculum-based performance difficulties and needs. Two case studies were presented.

Learner Outcomes

After the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Illustrate how students with marginal oral language test scores might perform on the CELF-5 Test of Metalinguistics.
  2. Describe how students with poor to marginal metalinguistic skills might impact classroom-based language and learning.
  3. Describe how practical classroom assessment focuses on what students struggle to do, say, make and use in school.

Time-ordered Agenda (Eastern Time Zone)

1:00 – 1:25 pm Metalinguistic Ability (What it is; how important is it?)
1:25 – 1:40 pm Case Study 1
1:40 – 1:55 pm Case Study 2
1:55 – 2:00 pm Questions & Answers

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About the Presenter

Wayne A. Secord, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is currently the Coordinator of School Speech-Language Pathology at The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, OH, and a Summer Visiting Instructor at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ. An ASHA Fellow and Honors recipient, Dr. Secord has authored or co-authored more than 90 publications and served as the editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools from 1992 to 1998. His publications and other innovations have helped millions of children with disabilities and empowered thousands of professionals in the field. A former school SLP, Dr. Secord Dr. Secord is a frequent presenter and a nationally recognized expert on clinical and educational assessment, children with disabilities in speech, language, and literacy, and the delivery of school-based speech-language services.


Financial disclosure: Dr. Wayne A. Secord is a co-author of the CELF-5 (including the Observational Rating Scale) and the CELF-5 Metalinguistics. He receives an honorarium for these two assessments.

Non-financial disclosure: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

The Pearson Assessment Division, the sponsor of this webinar, develops and distributes assessments and intervention tools for speech-language pathologists. Course information will only cover information that pertains to the effective and appropriate use of CELF-5 and CELF-5 Metalinguistics, two tests developed by Pearson Clinical Assessment. No other assessments will be discussed during this presentation.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

ASHA CEUs and Eligibility
ASHA CEUs are awarded through the ASHA CE Registry to SLPs, audiologists, or speech/language/hearing scientists. To receive ASHA CEUs, eligible persons must join the ASHA CE Registry, which functions like a college registrar. In addition to maintaining a permanent, cumulative record of courses and ASHA CEUs (taken from ASHA Professional Development as well as other providers), you may also request official transcripts from the CE Registry. Learn about the CE Registry.

Joining the Registry is optional. If you are eligible to earn ASHA CEUs, but choose not to join the Registry, you may track your own professional development hours.

Who is eligible to earn ASHA CEUs?
Effective July 1, 2011, individuals must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs.

  • ASHA Member (includes Life member and International affiliates)
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If I’m not eligible to earn ASHA CEUs, can I attend courses offered by ASHA Approved CE Providers? Each ASHA Approved CE Provider sets the pre-requisites for their course. If you meet the pre-requisites to attend the course, you can attend but you would not be able to earn ASHA CEUs. Unless you meet the eligibility requirements to earn ASHA CEUs, do not turn in an ASHA CEU Participant form at the course or indicate that you wish to earn ASHA CEUs if taking a distance learning course.

If I earned ASHA CEUs prior to 7/1/2011 but I’m no longer eligible to earn ASHA CEUs, what happens to the CEUs I earned? ASHA CEUs earned prior to 7/1/2011 will be retained on the ASHA CE Registry transcript. If you become eligible in the future to earn ASHA CEUs, contact the ASHA CE Registry for information about confirming eligibility.

What is the ASHA CE Registry?
The ASHA CE Registry is the only service that tracks the ASHA CEUs you earn. The ASHA CEUs are recorded on a transcript that lists all the continuing education courses you have taken through ASHA’s network of Approved Continuing Education Providers.

The ASHA CE Registry functions much like a college registrar. In addition to maintaining a permanent, cumulative record of courses and ASHA CEUs, official transcripts are also issued upon request. The ASHA CE Registry is open to ASHA/NSSLHA members, those who are ASHA certified, and other eligible individuals

What is the ASHA CE Registry doing to determine eligibility?
In May and June 2011, ASHA will contact current CE Registry users who do not meet the new criteria and ask them to document eligibility. After July 1, 2011, if ASHA receive an ASHA CEU Participant form for an attendee who is not in their database as an “eligible” Registry user, ASHA will ask them to provide documentation of eligibility prior to awarding ASHA CEUs. If you have questions about this new criterion, contact Ellen Fagan, Director of ASHA CE efagan@asha.org

Professional Development Hours and Eligibility
Professional development hours (PDHs) are an alternative measurement unit for continuing education activities. Related professionals, SLP and audiology assistants, and others may receive PDHs.
PDHs from ASHA Professional Development courses apply toward ASHA certification maintenance. You should check with other authorities (such as state license boards or departments of education) to see if they recognize PDHs.

How CEUs/PDHs Are Calculated
Keep the following points in mind while keeping track of your CEUs:

  • One ASHA CEU equals 10 hours of instruction.
  • One PDH equals 1 hour of instruction.
  • Both ASHA CEUs and PDHs are rounded down to the nearest half hour.

Three easy ways to sign up!
For questions about the ASHA CE Registry, call an Action Center representative Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET at 800-498-2071 or e-mail continuinged@asha.org