This session will explore mechanisms for assessing narrative comprehension and production that can be practically implemented in schools, and that can be adapted to the needs of children from different backgrounds and applied to culturally relevant texts and content. Narratives provide a functional context and purpose for addressing and integrating the language components. Therefore, to develop appropriate, effective language interventions, it is essential to adequately assess child narrative skills, ensuring that the assessment is relevant to children from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Participants will learn how to view narrative assessments and adapt or select assessments for children with cultural and linguistic differences.
You will be able to:
- Use readily available and free or inexpensive tools to assess narrative skills
- Adapt and implement procedures for assessing narrative skills for students from various cultural backgrounds
- Understand linguistic and conceptual elements that impact complexity of texts
- Connect personal with fictional narratives and use personal narratives as a bridge to fictional ones
- Apply assessment information to intervention planning
Group Registration Note: A group registration entitles you to one Web or telephone connection to this program. Any number of people may listen and earn ASHA CEUs on that connection. The person who will act as site leader for the broadcast should register on behalf of the group. After registering, the site leader will be able to download seminar instructions, handouts, and CEU materials. The site leader needs to have, or create, a login to the ASHA Web site.
Live Broadcast: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (1-3 p.m. ET)
Last day to register for Live broadcast: 12 Noon, May 20, 2014
Earn 0.2 CEUs (2 professional development hours).