This month’s Q&A Session will take place on:
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 2:00PM CST
30 minutes (0.05 ASHA CEU)
Early Intervention and Bilingualism research demonstrates that a receptive language focus supports expressive language growth. Moreover, language can grow receptively while expressive language growth remains temporarily unchanged.
This course shows how treating receptive language helps young and bilingual children, as well as children with attention, vocabulary, and expressive language deficits.
A receptive language disorder is an impairment in the comprehension of a spoken, written, gestural and/or other symbol system. When a child has receptive language disorder, he or she exhibits significant deficits in the level of development of comprehension of language. These deficits affect how the child functions socially or academically. Most children with a receptive language disorder will also have an expressive language disorder (difficulty using language to express ideas).
Children with a receptive language disorder can have difficulty with any of the following:
- Understanding meaning of gestures
- Following directions
- Understanding questions
- Identifying objects and pictures
- Taking turns when talking with others
- Understanding the order of words in a sentence
- Understanding plurals and verb tenses
- Understanding age-appropriate vocabulary and knowledge about objects and sequence of events
- Knowledge of the goals or functions of language (e.g. to obtain a desired object, tell a story, ask questions, comment)
- Knowledge of how to use language to achieve goals (e.g. appropriately using language to get a desired object)
- Carrying out cooperative conversations (e.g. perspective-taking and turn-taking)
Participants will be able to:
- List three ways receptive language therapy can bolster expressive language abilities
- Describe the influence of receptive language skills on attention deficits and vocabulary deficits
- Summarize the similarities between language growth in young children and in children learning a second language
FINANCIAL: Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP is an employee of Bilinguistics and receives a salary. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.
NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Scott Prath does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.
This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
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