How can you tell if young bilingual children are making age-appropriate language progress? The Quick Interactive Language Screener ™: English–Spanish (QUILS ™: ES) can help—and this free coffee chat will introduce you to this web-based, game-like screener. Developed for use with English–Spanish bilingual children from ages 3 to 5:11, QUILS: ES measures not only language products (what the child already knows in both languages) but also language processes (how the child learns new words and grammar structures). Presented by co-developers of QUILS: ES, this webinar is a must for professionals who work with bilingual preschoolers.
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Sing & Sign for Young Children: Supporting Emerging Language and Attachment with Singing, Songs, and Play
Join Anne Meeker Watson, Ph.D., MT-BC, author of the Baby Sing & Sign book series and Sing & Sign for Young Children, and creator of the SING.PLAY.LOVE. program, to learn about practical, easy-to-use strategies for incorporating music, singing, and play into the daily lives of young children and their caring adults.
Editor of the new third edition of Bilingual Language Development & Disorders in Spanish–English Speakers, Goldstein will provide SLPs with crucial information on reliably and validly assessing and treating speech and language disorders in bilingual children.
Dr. Prelock will provide a helpful overview of the interventions highlighted in her new book and discuss how they support the social communication and social interaction of children with ASD. She’ll also talk about the supplemental casebook, and how the case studies featured in it can be exemplars for applying what we know about a child to evidence-based decision-making about interventions.
Led by a renowned school crisis expert and a family therapist, this coffee chat will offer practical advice for all school professionals on how to support grieving students and make sure that your school’s practices—and your approach with students—are grief-sensitive.
Storytelling is a sophisticated and academically important language skill that combines both comprehension and expression. The importance of storybook reading is often emphasized over oral storytelling, but when books are less accessible, the power of oral storytelling can be used to promote children’s language skills.
Challenging behaviors are a concern for many parents, especially during stressful times. This coffee chat will discuss how supporting young children’s communication skills can help prevent challenging behaviors. Practical strategies for use at home by parents will be highlighted.
When we evaluation bilingual children who are suspected of having DLD, it is important to consider both languages. Yet, given the shortage of bilingual SLPs it is important to know what we can glean from testing in one language and how reliable that information might be given children’s level of exposure to their home language and the school language. Dr. Elizabeth Peña will talk about instances in which we can make fairly good diagnostic decisions when testing in English and how the home language can be considered in making diagnostic decisions.
Referencing practical guidance from her book, Let's Talk, and podcast, Let's Talk about Super Special Kids & Cake, expert Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will present several ways for SLPs, particularly those working with young children, to talk with parents about language stimulation, behavior management, and family inclusion for their children with disabilities.
Comprehension is a complex task that involves multiple processes and skills. Informed instruction is only possible when educators understand how written language conveys meaning. Take a few minutes and check your comprehension fitness with this coffee chat from Nancy Hennessy, M.Ed.