This presentation reviewed evidence-based strategies of determining the impact of a developmental language disorder (DLD) on educational progress and social interactions using rating scales that analyze real-life authentic observations by teachers and clinicians. This session examined ways to assess real-world challenges faced by individuals with DLD in the school setting and their adverse educational and social impact.
ASHA: 0.1 ASHA CEU, Intermediate Level
CA SLPAHB: 1.0 hr
CMH: 1.0 hr
Adriana Lavi, PhD, CCC-SLP, is well known for her work in the area of assessment and treatment of pragmatic language disorders. Dr. Lavi is author of the Clinical Assessment of Pragmatics (CAPs), Social Squad program, the IMPACT Social Communication Rating Scale, and the Articulation and Phonology Video Assessment Tool. Dr. Lavi has also served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communicative Disorders at Loma Linda University. Additionally, Dr. Lavi is founder of the Lavi Institute for Research and Development and she is former owner of Go2Consult Speech and Language Services, where she supervised close to forty speech-language pathologists and clinical fellows in Southern California. Dr. Lavi is the proud mother of four young, highly energetic little boys, ages 6, 5, 4 and 20 months
- Explain the need for school-based language evaluations to include teacher observations when determining adverse educational and social impact
- Explain the valuable information that teachers can provide regarding a student’s speech understanding of spoken language, oral language, language integration, literacy, and social language abilities in the school-based setting
- List educational and social communication areas that were found to be directly affected by difficulties in language comprehension and expression
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.
Financial— Adriana is a Power Up Conference host, owner of the CEU SmartHub and the videoassessmenttool.com assessment platform for SLPs.
Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction
50 mins – Objectives
Explain the need for school-based speech evaluations to include teacher observations when determining adverse educational and social impact
Explain the valuable information that teachers can provide regarding a student’s language performance in the school-based setting
List educational and social communication areas that were found to be directly affected by difficulties in language comprehension and expression
5 mins – Q&A