Educational Relevance of Communication Disorders
To help children with speech-language impairments meet state and local academic expectations, you need to understand the source and structure of current standards. In this program, we analyze academic standards and released test items from several states, with special attention to the linguistic demands on students. Practical strategies to integrate state and local academic expectations into service delivery for students in grades K–12 are discussed.
You will be able to:
- describe the communication expectations of sample academic standards
- describe the language demands of illustrative state assessment items
- discuss the educational impact of communication disorders
- identify strategies for integrating the language expectations of academics into speech-language services