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

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

What is this course?

An update on the current evidence base for intervention for school-aged children with language impairments. 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.

Start date Tuesday 12 March 2019

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location The Studio... 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP

Fee £215

Discounts available

Can be booked using class passes here.

  • 2019 Masterclass Loyalty Scheme for individuals or teams
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Course presenter: Dr Susan Ebbels

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Director of Research and Training at Moor House School & College

Dr Ebbels devised the Shape Coding by Susan Ebbels® system to help school-aged children with language impairments improve their understanding and production of English grammar. She has carried out many intervention studies and is former editor of the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. She is on the editorial board of Child Language Teaching and Therapy and also acts as a specialist advisor to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Why attend this course?

  • Your caseload comprises a significant number of cases where language is the key issue
  • You desperately want to be up to date with regard to the current evidence base, re intervention and support, but time constraints make it impossible to read all the relevant articles and papers yourself
  • You will be taught by someone who is a working practitioner and understands about translating research evidence into practice
  • You want to fully understand the implications of the term ‘developmental language disorder’ and where this leaves the term SLI in current thinking

Who is this course for?

This course is highly relevant for speech and language therapists, Educational Psychologists and Specialist Language Teachers.

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?

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