Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Language Therapy: Practical Intervention Strategies for Language Disorders
Presented by Margo Kinzer Courter, MA, CCC SLP
Specifically Designed for School Based Speech Language Pathologists Serving PreK through Grade 12
- Dozens of practical language therapy intervention activities to use with students who have language disorders in the classroom, through teletherapy, and in their everyday environment
- Increase functional and curriculum-based vocabulary knowledge and use through innovative and highly effective strategies
- Effective strategies to incorporate reading, writing and spelling into your language therapy
- Receive an extensive digital handbook filled with techniques, ideas and key strategies you can use immediately in your own practice
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Are you looking for fresh, innovative, practical ways to better support your students with language disorders? Are you looking for ideas to expand your repertoire of strategies when dealing with students struggling with morphology, phonology, semantics, syntax, grammar, pragmatics, executive function, and narrative skills? Do you need strategies for students with limited English proficiency due to language disorders?
If you are looking for strategies and therapy techniques, this is a live online seminar you won't want to miss. In this outstanding seminar, experienced Speech-Language Pathologist, Margo Kinzer Courter, will share a wealth of key therapy strategies and ideas that can be immediately implemented with students struggling with language disorders in both reading and writing. She will also share insightful methods for how to incorporate elements of RTI and how to ensure that your therapy is aligned with the academic standardsfor language arts. The Speech-Language Pathologist is an expert in language, can impact the learning process and play a vital role in students' academic success and mastery of theacademic standards.
Gearing language intervention directly to the core standards will better support students in their daily learning environment. At the end of the day, you will feel better equipped to work with students with language disorders and will be armed with an overflowing toolbox of therapy strategies you can put to use immediately – whether you're providing in-person or online therapy.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Enrich Your Repertoire of Effective and Highly Engaging Language Intervention Strategies – Whether Providing In-Person or Online Therapy
Discover numerous ready-to-use therapy materials, including apps and intervention strategies to promote language skills and academic success
- Connect Your Language Therapy with Literacy Instruction
Learn powerful techniques to improve phonological awareness, enhance vocabulary and increase reading fluency and accuracy … Discover highly effective ways to stimulate grammar usage and improve syntax language skills
- Enhance Your Language Treatment for ELL Students with Language Disorders
Gain therapy strategies to target morphology, phonology, semantics, and syntax to promote language skills and academic success for students with limited English proficiency
- Discover the Impact of Narrative Development on All Language Areas
Narrative development has a profound impact on all domains of language as well as academic success … Increase your identification of the narrative level of your students and acquire strategies for all ages to increase language skills through narrative development
- Identify Language Differences vs. Language Disorders
Identify indicators of language disorders in students with limited English proficiency that may be due to a language disorder
- Enhance Your Understanding of Standards Considerations for English Learners with Language Impairments
Gain insight to the role that the SLP plays in standards acquisition for English Learners … Discover areas to build foundational skills that will support English instruction
- Increase Collaboration Between SLPs, Classroom Teachers and Resource Teachers
Focus on specific ways to build a collaborative relationship with classroom teachers and resource teachers … Learn how to share practical techniques designed to target specific language impairments that impact student learning
- Incorporate SLP Interventions into a Variety of School Settings
Expand your toolkit to include specific language strategies that are practical and highly effective for all academic subjects
- Serve More Students in Less Time
Choose from several options for servicing your language students, as well as your articulation students during pull out and in class instruction
- Receive an Extensive Language Therapy Digital Resource Handbook
You'll leave with a detailed language therapy digital resource handbook packed with step-by-step activities, materials and resources designed to make your language therapy program more efficient and effective whether working with students in-person or online
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Utilize innovative and easy-to-use language therapy ideas – target morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatic language skills including narrative skills and word retrieval in-person or online therapy
- Motivating ways to expand your vocabulary intervention to target basic concepts and curriculum-based vocabulary – apply strategies to target vocabulary development and comprehension
- Numerous inexpensive and effective therapy materials – receive an extensive list of materials, apps and websites that can enhance your therapy as well as special access to the materials on Margo's website
- A variety of ready-made materials to target several language goals – ideas for how to use materials to target morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantics
- Increase your professional influence – learn how to "market" yourself and your knowledge about language development to your administrator and colleagues
- Extend the impact of your therapy program across the curriculum – tie your language goals to specific subject areas to increase academic success for your students
- Impact English Learners with a language disorder with a better understanding of standards considerations – build foundational language skills for classroom success
- Tie your language goals to the academic standards – discover how your language goals directly impact attainment of the core standards
- Merge current language therapy strategies with reading, writing and spelling – take the next step with your therapy goals to support necessary academic skills for language arts
- A variety of ready made materials to target several language goals – ideas for how to use materials to target morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantics in multiple therapy models including push-in, pull-out and teletherapy
- Impact reading fluency and accuracy – learn strategies for morphology, phonology, semantics, and retrieval to enhance your students' reading fluency and accuracy
- Expand your vocabulary interventions to meet the needs of more students – utilize powerful instructional methods to improve verbal and print vocabulary as well as increase academic success
- Discover new, easy-to-use language activities – update your toolkit of language interventions to better merge language with literacy instruction
- Utilize effective ways to become more interactive during therapy sessions – proven ways to present information in ways that students will learn and retain more
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
I am sure you would agree that the key to success is students' ability to read, speak and write effectively. The development of language skills is vital in giving students a strong academic start in school and is necessary for success in later years as well. When students struggle because of a language disorder, their success in school can be delayed or jeopardized. As Speech-Language Pathologists, we can play a vital role in helping students with language disorders and help to ensure academic growth and success.
I have had the privilege to work with students who struggle with language development issues and who have language disorders. I have developed an extensive repertoire of time-friendly, practical therapy techniques that I am excited to share with you. It is my goal to help you expand your language therapy and instructional options in numerous ways, including:
- Proven methods to strengthen vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and written language skills
- Powerful techniques to target morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatic language skills including narrative skills and word retrieval
- Methods to align your language strategies to the academic standards for language arts
- Specific ways you can market your language expertise to your administrator and teaching colleagues so you can be a more effective and supportive member of an RTI team and/or collaborate more in the classroom
I am excited to share practical, timesaving ideas with you and to work with you to better serve students with language disorders – whether you are working with students in-person or online. My goal is to use our time together in the most efficient manner. Therefore, the seminar day will be fast-paced and focused on specific ways to improve language development of the students we work with both privately and in the classroom setting. I promise, you will leave with an expanded toolkit of ideas and a fresh perspective on how to better serve students who are struggling with a language disorder.
Margo Kinzer Courter, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-SL
P.S. This live online seminar will be filled with a variety of quick and easy to implement ideas that will help you to be a hands on, interactive SLP – ideas you will be able to use immediately – whether working with students in-person or online.
Who Should Attend
Speech-Language Pathologists working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12
About BER Live Online Events
With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:
- Outstanding Instructors
All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
- Extensive Resource Handbooks
You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
- Highly Interactive
You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
- Program Guarantee
As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Language Therapy Digital Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook that includes:
- Numerous language therapy strategies and activities for use whether providing in-person or online therapy
- Innovative techniques to develop language abilities
- Suggestions for inexpensive materials that help develop language skills
- Specific ways that SLPs can help support the academic standards for language arts
- Ways to maximize language therapy utilizing RTI
- A list of resources and other support materials
Share Ideas with Other SLPs
This seminar provides the opportunity to meet other colleagues and a forum to discuss what is occurring in other school districts. It will provide fresh ideas from others that can enhance your toolkit of ideas for working with students with language disorders.
In addition to taking questions throughout the seminar, Margo Kinzer Courter will be available throughout breaks and lunch to answer individual questions.
ASHA - CEUs
This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs per day (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Semester Credit Option
Up to four graduate level professional development credits 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
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.