You are invited to the 3rd annual Speech-Language Awareness and Information Day (SAID) hosted by the San Diego State University School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.
May 1, 2017
10AM – 3 PM
SDSU Montezuma Hall
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Many children and adolescents with language weaknesses experience significant weaknesses in their grammar. This is true across many populations with language impairment, including those with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, and specific language impairment. Such weaknesses begin in the pre-school years and often continue throughout adolescence. In this lecture, we will examine approaches to identifying grammatical weaknesses across populations. We will also explore various intervention approaches that clinicians may use to treat grammatical deficits, including both traditional implicit approaches as well as non-traditional explicit approaches. There is a modest evidence-base supporting the use of implicit approaches and evidence emerging supporting the use of explicit approaches, which we will examine.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify grammatical weaknesses common across children and adolescents with language impairment.
- Identify useful approaches to evaluate grammatical weaknesses.
- Understand the defining principles of implicit and explicit approaches and clinically apply either approach
- Understand the evidence in support of both implicit and explicit intervention approaches.
Admission is FREE, but please register if you will be attending the 1:00 PM keynote presentation: