Professional & Continuing Studies

A half-day professional development opportunity for speech-language pathologists

Assessing and Treating Narrative Language in School-Age Students
Saturday, December 1, 2018
8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
STAR Atrium, 540 S. College Ave.

University of Delaware, Newark, Del.

Addressing communication skills in school-age students while meeting academic and curriculum demands is challenging for school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs). This half-day course provides an opportunity to practice a narrative intervention approach that bridges oral expression, comprehension and literacy in contextualized activities.

Focusing on evidence-based techniques for narrative intervention, the course begins with introductory discussions of speech-language terminology and typical development trajectories. It then explores a standardized test of narrative language and criterion-referenced scoring systems for progress monitoring. Participants will apply assessment and intervention strategies using a case study approach.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of narrative language intervention in supporting literacy
  • Discuss the application of narrative intervention in listening comprehension and oral and written expression
  • Describe a standardized procedure for assessing narrative ability
  • Use a method for coding microstructural and macrostructural aspects of narrative ability
  • List the steps in a framework for setting goals and teaching narrative language

Course Agenda

Saturday, December 1, 2018
8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

8–9 a.m.―Breakfast and registration
9–9:30 a.m.―Terminology and typical development
9:30–10:30 a.m.―Review of assessment
10:30–10:45 a.m.―Break
10:45–10:55 a.m.―Questions
10:55–11:30 a.m.―Intervention
11:30 a.m.–12:05 p.m.―Case study
12:05–12:15 p.m.―Questions

Program Faculty

Elizabeth P. Lucas, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist (SLP) in clinical, education and early intervention settings. She is also a Board Certified Specialist (BCS) in Child Language and Language Disorders as certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her areas of specialization include evaluation and treatment of children with complex needs in the areas of language, articulation, pragmatic language and augmentative communication. Lucas received her master’s degree from Temple University and currently serves as lead master clinician/clinical instructor at the University of Delaware in the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program.

Li Sheng, PhD, is an associate professor in UD’s Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program who studies vocabulary, grammar and narrative development of children with typical and atypical language skills. She has taught courses in school-age language disorders for more than 10 years. Her current projects focus on assessment tool development for bilingual children and the relationship between cognitive skills and language processing. She earned her PhD from Northwestern University and has been an associate editor for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology since 2014.

Continuing Education

The Assessing and Treating Narrative Language in School-Age Students course is provided by EBS University, a division of EBS Healthcare, in cooperation with the University of Delaware.

EBS Healthcare is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Area.

Participants should bring their ASHA account number to the workshop in order to complete the ASHA CE Participant Form, which must be turned in upon course completion. No partial or variable credit is offered for this workshop.

How to Register

EBS employees may register for this event via email at CEU@ebshealthcare.com. There is no registration fee for this workshop for EBS employees. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this workshop, please contact Jill Glessner, EBS CE Administrator, by phone at 800-578-7906 ext. 298 or by email at jill.glessner@ebshealthcare.com.

Non-EBS employees may register on this website—REGISTER NOW!

Program Details

Participant Assistance

Participants requiring special assistance should contact Jill Glessner, EBS CE Administrator, no later than 10 business days prior to the event by phone at 800-578-7906, ext. 298 or by email at jill.glessner@ebshealthcare.com.

Complaint Process

Participants having a complaint regarding this workshop should contact the CE Administrator at EBS University, either verbally or in writing, within 14 business days of the event. Participants will be notified, in writing, within 14 business days regarding the proposed resolution to the complaint. Send complaints to EBS University, 200 Skiles Blvd. West Chester, PA 19382 Attn: Jill Glessner, CE Administrator.

Faculty Disclosures

Elizabeth P. Lucas, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of the University of Delaware, Elizabeth Lucas has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose. Non-Financial Disclosure: Elizabeth Lucas has no other non-financial information to disclose.

Li Sheng, PhD Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of the University of Delaware, Li Sheng has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose. Non-Financial Disclosure: Li Sheng has no other non-financial information to disclose.


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