Interventions for Oral and Written Language in School-Aged Children: Exposition, Narration, and Curricular Discourse

October 18, 2016

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 1 Language Learning and Education

The processes that are involved in constructing information from oral and written language in the academic setting are varied and complex. Likewise, the level of demand for language expression in oral and written form increases as children move through the school years. This SIG 1 web chat will be a forum for discussing strategies that have been shown to augment student learning from expository text. Relationships between narrative language and expository language, often thought to be dissimilar, will be explored. Specific interventions for facilitating competence in narration and their impact upon developing competence with expository language will be advanced. The discussion will include cross-curricular applications, with specific attention to mathematical discourse and ideas for collaboration among teachers, speech-language pathologists, and math specialists. The following panelists will participate in this live chat:

  • Teresa Ukrainetz, PhD, S-LP (C), Professor, University of Wyoming
  • Douglas B. Petersen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming
  • Sandra Laing Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, Utah State University

This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).


ASHA Corporate Partners