San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Differentiating Speech-Language Impairment from Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)/Dyslexia
*This is a two (2) day event - Thursday, March 30 & Thursday, May 2, 2017 - 9am to 3:30pm
Audience: Elementary School: Speech and Language Pathologists
Presenter: Donna Merritt, Ph.D., CCC, SERC Consultant
The appropriate identification of SLD/Dyslexia in the elementary grades requires the input of speech and language pathologists (SLPs) who can offer planning and placement teams (PPTs) essential information about a student’s phonological processing and support differentiating a reading disability from a generalized speech-language impairment (SLI).
On Day 1 of this professional learning opportunity, participants will review foundational information about SLD/Dyslexia, including its neurobiological basis, and will compare student data profiles consistent with this disability category in contrast to SLI. On Day 2, participants will bring their own student data (with confidential information redacted) and engage in facilitated group discussions about evaluation results and eligibility determination. On both days, participants will also have opportunities to interact with the extensive collection of special education assessments in SERC’s library.
Speech and language pathologists completing this professional learning opportunity will illustrate the interactive processing systems underlying reading comprehension; explain the profiles of students with reading and oral language difficulties; map comprehensive assessment results to profiles of reading and oral language difficulties; and differentiate SLI from SLD/Dyslexia.
For registration questions, please contact Nattaneal Wilson, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 268 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For content questions, please contact Donna Merritt, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 337 or email@example.com.