Jan 7, 2015: Expanding Expression: A Multisensory Approach for Improved Oral Expression Writing|
Learn effective, multisensory strategies to improve comprehension, writing, and speaking across the curriculum. This full day training is for individuals who work with children at the preschool through high school level, including general and special education teachers, learning specialists, speech-language pathologists, parents, curriculum coordinators and administrators (other districts welcome). The Expanding Expression Tool (EET) is an approach used to faciliatate more detailed descriptions and definitions. Students are motivated to clearly define vocabulary, write informational reports, use vibrant details, and write from prior knowledge. As a mnemonic devise, the EET provides visual and tactle informaton for improved language organization. During the training, participants will be taught how to follow a hierarchical approach taking students' expression from words to paragraphs to reports. The research basis, hands-on activites, samples from students and curriculum-based strategies/ideas for students are all part of this presentation.
Presented by Sara L. Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, a national speaker, speech-language pathologist, and founder of the Expanding Expression Tool™ (EET). She began her career in the Bay City Public Schools (Michigan) where she focused on developing and teaching language strategies to facilitate academic success.
Jan 9, 2015: MSHA Executive Board Meeting
Via Conference Call
Jan 28, 2015: Macomb Intermediate School District and Macomb/St. Clair SLHA Present
The Accurate Identification and Prediction of Future Reading and Language Difficulty: Dynamic Assessment of Decoding, Dynamic Assessment of Language, and Progress Monitoring, presented by Doug Petersen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Wyoming and Trina Spencer, Ph.D., BCBA, Northern Arizona University.
This workshop will review new tools for dynamic assessment and progress monitoring. Learn about the dynamic assessment process and learn to administer and score the Predictive Early Assessment of Reading and Language (PEARL) and a progress monitoring tool, The Narrative Language Measure (NLM) Cubed. Participants will learn to administer, score, and accurately interpret results.