A Sentence-Level Framework for Written Language Intervention (Live Webinar)
Live Broadcast: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern time
Last day to register for Live broadcast: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Noon, Eastern time
This webinar will provide a framework for sentence-level instruction and intervention as an alternative to the more traditional, grammar-focused (or word-by-word) approach. A focus on the sentence level can be particularly useful for students of all ages with language disorders, whose difficulties with syntax acquisition and verbal working memory affect their abilities to express themselves in writing and comprehend what they read. The sentence-level framework is based on four key concepts about how sentences work. Each concept represents a “functional chunk” of language – a meaningful unit comprised of multiple words. We will define and anchor each concept using concrete language and visual imagery that aid students’ conceptual understanding. We also will illustrate how each concept can be taught using direct instruction followed by instruction in “real time” that draws naturally from curriculum-based materials.
You will be able to:
- design direct intervention targeting students’ ability to identify, comprehend, and formulate four meaningful grammatical units (“functional chunks”) within written sentences
- use curriculum-based materials to guide students’ identification, comprehension, and production of four meaningful grammatical units (“functional chunks”) within written sentences
- use nonstandardized measures to assess students’ ability to comprehend a variety of written sentence structures
Group Registration Note: A group registration entitles you to view this program one time, on one connection. Any number of people may watch and earn ASHA CEUs/professional development hours. The person who will act as group leader for the broadcast should register on behalf of the group. The group leader will be able to play the webinar and pass out a link to group members so they can access handouts and the learning assessment to earn CE credit. The group leader needs to have, or create, a login to the ASHA Web site.