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February 5, 2018

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8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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LITTLE ROCK
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Maximizing Your Language Therapy:

Innovative Language Interventions for Small Group and In Class Instruction
(Grades K-6)

Presented by Char Boshart, MA, CCC SLP
Outstanding Speech Language Pathologist, Author and Presenter

Language Therapy Specifically Designed for School SLPs Serving Students in Grades K-6

  • Dozens of practical language therapy activities to use in pull-out therapy and/or in-class instruction with students who have language disorders
  • Motivating and highly effective strategies to increase functional and academic vocabulary knowledge and use
  • Numerous organizational strategies to systematize and improve your program management
  • Receive a detailed language therapy resource handbook to support your immediate use of the language therapy techniques
ASHA CEUs Available

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills have never been more important and most of our students with language disorders have difficulty with all four of these skills. Ever wonder how to cohesively cover semantics, syntax and grammar instruction to significantly impact academic learning and achievement?

Char Boshart, an experienced school-based speech-language pathologist, accomplished author and energetic seminar presenter, will clearly answer this question and arm you with insightful and substantive therapy strategies for language and reading. In addition, she’ll show you how to maximize the effectiveness of your language therapy through collaboration, incorporation of classroom involvement and effective caseload management.

Char will demystify in-class instruction and share valuable ways to organize interventions for language disorders that are motivating, yet highly effective. These classroom-tested techniques and research-based strategies are specifically designed to connect to classroom instruction.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Build Your Repertoire of Effective High-Engagement Language Intervention Strategies
    Discover numerous ready-to-use therapy approaches to promote communicative and academic success by using apps and online activities
  2. Acquire Direct and Easy Ways to Connect Verbal Language Therapy with Reading Instruction
    Learn evidence-based techniques to improve receptive and expressive language skills … Increase oral vocabulary and stimulate improvement of grammar and syntax – all while improving reading comprehension
  3. Skillfully Coordinate Language Therapy Lessons with Your State Standards
    Become knowledgeable in developmental application – learn what concepts to teach and when to teach them
  4. Align Therapy Techniques to Students’ Learning Styles
    Achieve improved results by applying a simplified language therapy sequence of how the brain best learns and retains information … Implement ways to ignite the language and learning processes – even for struggling language-disordered learners
  5. Understand the SLP’s Distinct and Critical Role in Literacy Instruction
    Dispel the confusion regarding the SLP’s scope of practice in literacy education … Determine where and how the unique contributions of speech-language pathologists can best be utilized
  6. Implement Multi-Faceted Vocabulary Enrichment Techniques
    Learn about the language-loop and how to perpetuate it … Vocabulary, comprehension, sequencing, and fluency as they connect oral and print language outcomes
  7. Streamline Your Workload – Actually See More Students in Less Time
    Choose from several options – including thematic instruction – for servicing your language students during pull-out therapy as well as in-class instruction
  8. If You’re Not Already There – Learn Proven Methods to Ease Your Way into Classroom Involvement
    Acquire fresh perspectives, compelling reasons and detailed eye-opening ideas on how to work with your language students, as well as their teachers
  9. Establish a Mutually Beneficial Collaborative Relationship with Teachers and Other Professionals
    Explore and learn the language of how teachers teach, how SLPs do therapy and how to generate coordinated collaboration that can be beneficial and achievable
  10. Receive an Extensive, Procedures-Packed Language Therapy Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a detailed resource handbook filled with practical language therapy strategies presented during this seminar

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • How to generate “content consistency” from session to session … Create developmentally appropriate language tasks via thematic organization and strategies
  • Motivating ways – including a full list of language apps – to meet the needs of a variety of students … Apply powerful processes to improve language skills, especially vital vocabulary knowledge and use
  • Dynamic methods to increase students’ vocabulary, from basic concepts to curriculum-based vocabulary … Learn why vocabulary is vital and how to select the “best” words to use in therapy
  • Innovative and easy-to-use language therapy ideas … Activities for vocabulary, grammar, syntax, high-level language concepts, as well as reading fluency – small group and whole class strategies
  • How to inexpensively create numerous effective therapy materials … You’ll also receive a practical list of over 35 FREE websites to add to your therapy repertoire
  • How to increase your professional influence and extend the impact of your therapy program … Discover simple ways to tactfully share yourself and your knowledge with others – build confidence and credibility
  • Eye-opening ideas to easily merge current language lessons with print language Explore the methods and benefits of how to organize your therapy into “Discrete” activities, “Naturalistic” activities and “Thematic” activities
  • Fresh new perspectives and easy-to-apply language activities … Update your language interventions to better, and more effectively, address oral and print language skills with your elementary-age students
  • Step-by-step, practical techniques to assist in differentiated instruction … Learn how to make language interventions explicit, systematic, beneficial, and enjoyable
  • Detailed tasks to develop language lessons that challenge and engage students … Adapt activities that incorporate storybooks, sight-word stories, poetry, articles, and reader’s theater
  • More efficient and effective ways to format your interactive style … The process of how to present information so students learn, retain and apply – You’ll enjoy learning how to utilize the “Information Processing Model” in your therapy

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As an SLP with more than 30 years of experience, I’m convinced that SLPs are the experts in language disorders and this seminar shares many new language therapy strategies to use with our pull-out students. But, just what is it we should do in this arena called “literacy”? Where does our language therapy fit in with reading? How do we modify our caseloads to accommodate this new approach to therapy? How do we ease our way into this role without subjugating anyone else’s role and duties? How do we actually connect our language therapy to what’s happening in the classroom? And, if you haven’t ventured into the classroom, perhaps you’ve even asked yourself, “I’d like to go into the classroom, but just what can I do there that would be helpful”?

This seminar provides straightforward answers to all of the above questions, and more. I’ll be sharing detailed, step-by-step practical strategies with you. The methods work; they make what we do in language therapy extremely meaningful and beneficial to our students. On a broader scale, the new language tasks you will learn will closely connect to classroom and academic standards.

We’re going to have a great therapy-oriented day! This seminar will equip you with fresh perspectives and procedures you’ll be able to use immediately. Think practical. Think beneficial. Think fun. I look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

Sincerely,
Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP

P.S. I’ve assembled an extensive language therapy resource handbook designed specially for this seminar, chock-full of practical and beneficial language intervention activities.

Who Should Attend

Speech-Language Pathologists working with students in Grades K-6.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive a language therapy resource handbook, specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Descriptions of innovative language therapy strategies and activities
  • Complete lessons for pull-out or entire classrooms
  • Specific techniques to develop language abilities – beyond worksheets
  • Realistic and effective language/literacy merge methods
  • Numerous, easy-to-apply language strategies to create a classroom connection

Meet and Share
Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to meet and share language therapy information and ideas with other speech-language pathologists.

ASHA - CEUs

This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs per day (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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