April 3, 2020 - 9:00 am
Webinar – Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations with Phuong Palafox, M.S., CCC-SLP from Bilinguists
*This is a CLOSED event for T2K / GAT Therapists only*
Audience: This event is open to SLPs and SLP-As
CEU Hours: 5.5 Hours (pending TSHA approval)
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Location: Webinar for THERAPY 2000 / GAT therapists – stay tuned for details you’ll need to join!
Pricing: THERAPY 2000 / GA Therapists – FREE
Phuong Palafox, M.S., CCC-SLP
Currently, more than a fifth of school-age children speak a language other than English at home, and the population of English language learners will continue to grow. SLPs need to conduct assessments that will determine whether speech-language production errors are indicative of a disorder or the result of the normal process of second language acquisition. Then, considerations for serving our diverse populations will be discussed, including family-centered practice. We must then provide treatment that supports the needs of diverse learners. This course will provide an easy-to-use framework to distinguish speech-language disorders from speech language differences as well as introduce practical, evidence-based interventions SLPs can use immediately to support English language learners. SLPs will walk away feeling energized, confident and ready to effectively tackle clinical goals.
1: Describe and apply framework to differentiate speech/language differences from speech/language impairments
2: Identify appropriate speech and language goals to support English language learners
3: Describe considerations related to academic performance, socio-emotional support and social justice to support the comprehensive needs of our diverse learners.
4: Identify and describe effective speech and literacy-based language therapy strategies that yield optimal outcomes for diverse learners