Improving Reading Comprehension through Oral Language Intervention
60-80% of fourth grade students across the world do not read at a proficient level. A major solution to this “reading” crisis entails an explicit, integrated, multi-tiered focus on oral language. This seminar will make a strong case for the current, pressing need our schools have for a greater focus on oral language progress monitoring and multi-tiered systems of language support. Participants will learn about the most recent research demonstrating a causal relationship between oral language growth and reading comprehension outcomes and will be given specific training on the provision of multi-tiered contextualized language intervention that can be implemented by a single SLP with their caseload or implemented by teachers and other general and special educators across an entire school district.
5 mins - Disclosures, Introduction
25 mins - Review of current research
50 mins - Objectives
Identify specific oral language treatment targets that are essential for reading comprehension.
Apply principles of contextualized, narrative-based language intervention in their daily practice.
Support others in the implementation of a multi-tiered system of support for language across all tiers of instruction.
30 mins - Results and Recommendations
10 mins - Q&A
ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs,
CA SLPAHB: 2 hrs
CMH: 2 hrs
About the Presenter
Bio and Disclosures
Bio: Douglas B. Petersen, PhD, is the Maggie and Dick Scarlett Endowed Chair in the Division of Communication Disorders at the University of Wyoming and an affiliate professor in the College of Education. He is a speech-language pathologist with several years of experience working with diverse students from preschool through high school. His work focuses on turning the complex arena of language into simple, efficient, and effective assessment and intervention procedures. Dr. Petersen's research has resulted in dynamic assessments for decoding and language, progress monitoring tools for decoding and reading comprehension, and multi-tiered systems of support for language.
Financial— Dr. Petersen received a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference
Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- Identify specific oral language treatment targets that are essential for reading comprehension.
- Apply principles of contextualized, narrative-based language intervention in their daily practice.
- Support others in the implementation of a multi-tiered system of support for language across all tiers of instruction.
Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements
This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.
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