The current evidence base for school-aged children with Developmental Language Disorder - May 2020

Tuesday, 19 May '20   9:30am - 4:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom

An update on the current evidence base for intervention for school-aged children with language disorders. It will focus predominantly on the effectiveness of different methods of service delivery, comprehension and production at the word (vocabulary and word-finding), sentence (sentence construction and comprehension of sentences) and narrative level. It does not focus on articulation, phonology, literacy, phonological awareness, pragmatics or social skills.

A day for speech and language therapists and other interested professionals to reflect on their own practice in the light of the evidence presented and to consider what changes they may wish to make as a result.

Course Topics

  • Tips for appraisal of research evidence – how to efficiently judge reliability
  • Studies which contrast the effectiveness of different methods and agents of delivery
  • A possible model for delivery of school-aged services is provided along with a flowchart showing how an individual child could move through the system
  • The evidence for different intervention approaches to improve; sentence production and comprehension, narrative and vocabulary and word finding.
  • Self-reflection: Do I need to make changes in my practice in the light of the current research evidence I have reviewed today?

More details

Dr Susan Ebbels is Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Director of the Research and Training Institute at Moor House School & College. She devised the Shape Coding™ system to help school-aged children with language disorders improve their understanding and production of English grammar. Susan has carried out many intervention studies and is former editor of the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, is on the editorial board of Child Language Teaching and Therapy and acts as a specialist advisor to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

The day includes a comprehensive pack of handouts and certification for CPD purposes.

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Online Webinar - Zoom