Past Webinars

Using Digital Assessments to Evaluate Speech and Language Skills

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Complimentary Webinar

Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central

Presenter:
James Henke and Jarrett Lehner

Overview

Many of today’s students are “digital natives” who are attentive and engaged with presented with digital input. Digital assessments can provide streamlined test administration that is engaging for examinees, while automated scoring and reporting improves examiner efficiency and provides accurate test scores. This session will introduce clinicians to digital assessments available, compare assessment formats on Q-interactive and Q-global and provide an overview of the research supporting the equivalence of test results whether the test is delivered on paper or in a digital format.

PDF: Using Digital Assessments to Evaluate Speech and Language Skills

Video: Using Digital Assessments to Evaluate Speech and Language Skills

Language Assessment in Early Childhood: CELF Preschool-2 and PLS-5 Case Studies

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Complimentary Webinar

Thursday, March 23, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

Presenter:
Adam Scheller, Ph.D.

Overview

The assessment of a child’s language during the preschool years can be complex, not only due to variability in skill development, but also because of the differences between school and early childhood service criteria. By choosing an appropriate assessment battery based on strengths of the instrument, an SLP is often able to overcome the issue of qualifying children with different functional communication levels. During this webinar, participants will review best practice principles for early language assessment and learn how to choose between two widely-used comprehensive language batteries, the PLS-5 and CELF Preschool 2. Examples and analysis of common pre-schooler profiles will be provided through case studies.

PDF: Language Assessment in Early Childhood: CELF Preschool-2 and PLS-5 Case Studies

Video: Language Assessment in Early Childhood: CELF Preschool-2 and PLS-5 Case Studies

How Do Speech and Language Difficulties Impact Learning?

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March 8, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

Presenter:
Gloria Maccow, Ph.D.

Overview

In the school setting, we expect children to learn the skills and concepts that are identified as important for a specific grade level. Speech and language are essential components of the learning process. To receive and make sense of the information the teacher is presenting, children must understand words and sentences. To demonstrate that they have acquired the information, they must produce words to show that they can retrieve information from memory. This webinar will describe how difficulties with understanding and producing language can impact children’s performance in the classroom.

PDF: How Do Speech and Language Difficulties Impact Learning?

Video: How Do Speech and Language Difficulties Impact Learning?

Transitioning From GFTA-2 to GFTA-3: Interpreting & Sharing Test Results

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Complimentary Webinar

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central

Presenter:
Nancy Castilleja

Overview

GFTA-2/GFTA-3 scores may differ significantly, especially with children exhibiting certain error patterns. GFTA-3 research data showing age of emergence vs. mastery of speech sounds, combined with test scores, provide clinicians with data needed to make appropriate interpretations of test results and convey results in a meaningful way to stakeholders.

PDF: Transitioning From GFTA-2 to GFTA-3: Interpreting & Sharing Test Results

Video: Transitioning From GFTA-2 to GFTA-3: Interpreting & Sharing Test Results

Dyslexia: A Case Study

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Complimentary Webinar

Friday, February 24, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central

Presenter:
Adam Scheller, PH.D.

Overview

The process of dyslexia identification is complex and dynamic, starting with screening and moving through progress monitoring. With the introduction of the term “dyslexia” into the educational legislation of many states, there is a renewed need for clarity on the subject. The presenter will discuss a model that accounts for what we know to be true about dyslexia features in combination with what we know about factors relating to dyslexia. Through a case study format, this presentation will outline a hybrid model for dyslexia evaluation, highlighting several Pearson assessments.

Video: Dyslexia: A Case Study

PDF: Dyslexia: A Case Study

“Crossing the Bridge:” Developing Metalinguistic Awareness and Strategies

CELF®-5 Metalinguistics

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presenter:
Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D.

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Overview
Metalinguistic awareness is often underdeveloped in children with language disorders and learning disabilities and may require classroom and other interventions to foster metalinguistic abilities and strategic language use. This program will give a short overview of metalinguistic development followed by a case study that illustrates a multi-step process. Methods and strategies for developing critical thinking and semantic, syntactic, and conversational flexibility will be outlined and discussed with emphasis on the CELF-5 Metalinguistics test results. Methods and processes for developing critical thinking and semantic, syntactic and conversational flexibility and strategies will be outlined and discussed. Participants will acquire new perspectives of metalinguistics and strategic language use and obtain immediately applicable templates for implementing the methods and strategies discussed.

Video: “Crossing the Bridge:” Developing Metalinguistic Awareness and Strategies

Case Studies: Progress Monitoring and Intervention with Review360 for SLPs

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Complimentary Webinar

Monday, October 17, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Presenter:
Tina Eichstadt, MS CCC-SLP and
Ryan Fast, Director of Sales, Reviiew360

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Overview
This course highlights a tool–Review360 for SLPs–that will manage multiple needs: rigorous, measurable goals, evidence-based intervention, progress monitoring, and reporting needs. An integrated tool for these tasks in clinical practice saves time and increases the ability of SLPs to focus on delivering exceptional services and to communicate the value of those services across stakeholder groups.

A case-study approach to continuing education allows professionals to consider both clinical and process issues in service delivery. With the ever-increasing need for a focus on clinical outcomes and describing the value of SLP services, progress monitoring and robust reporting on intervention status grows central to the work of SLPs in schools. Increasing demands of a workload approach to clinical practice works together with outcome-based intervention to support relevant SLP practice patterns.

A Model for Dyslexia Screening

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Complimentary Webinar

Thursday, August 25, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

Presenter:
Adam Scheller, Ph.D.

Overview
Dr. Shaywitz will make comments about her work and research at the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity and the new evidence-based dyslexia screener that will publish this fall. Participants will be able to ask questions via chat which will inform future training sessions and FAQ responses. The new Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen is an efficient, reliable, and user-friendly Dyslexia screening tool for K-1 students who may be at risk for having Dyslexia. It emphasizes phonological, linguistic, and academic performance based on teacher observations, all in just a couple of minutes per student.

Handout: A Model for Dyslexia Screening

Video: A Model for Dyslexia Screening

Audio – Sept. 9, 2016: Dyslexia Screening with Dr. Sally Shaywitz

Case Studies: Progress Monitoring and Intervention with Review360 for SLPs

Review360

Complimentary Webinar

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Presenter:
Tina Eichstadt, MS CCC-SLP and
Ryan Fast, Director of Sales, Reviiew360

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Overview
This course highlights a tool–Review360 for SLPs–that will manage multiple needs: rigorous, measurable goals, evidence-based intervention, progress monitoring, and reporting needs. An integrated tool for these tasks in clinical practice saves time and increases the ability of SLPs to focus on delivering exceptional services and to communicate the value of those services across stakeholder groups.

A case-study approach to continuing education allows professionals to consider both clinical and process issues in service delivery. With the ever-increasing need for a focus on clinical outcomes and describing the value of SLP services, progress monitoring and robust reporting on intervention status grows central to the work of SLPs in schools. Increasing demands of a workload approach to clinical practice works together with outcome-based intervention to support relevant SLP practice patterns.

AD/HD, (C)APD, or Listening Comprehension Featuring the ASA

Auditory Skills Assessment
(ASA)

Complimentary Webinar

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Eastern: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Presenter:
Donna Geffner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A

Overview
Overlapping symptoms make it difficult to differentiate AD/HD from (C)APD or deficits in comprehending spoken language. This presentation reviews characteristics of each disorder, examines recent research, and discusses using ASA to distinguish between auditory processing and language comprehension.

Handout: AD/HD, (C)APD, or Listening Comprehension Featuring the ASA

Video: AD/HD, (C)APD, or Listening Comprehension Featuring the ASA