Mon, 27 June|
Narrative Language Development: From Assessment to Intervention. Dr Marleen Westerveld
For teachers and speech pathologists. This webinar will cover oral narrative development in students across fictional and personal narrative,
Time & Location
27 June 2022, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
About the event
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About our presenter: Dr Marleen Westerveld
Dr Marleen Westerveld is an Associate Professor in Speech Pathology at Griffith University, QLD. She has been a practising speech pathologist for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with speech, language, and reading difficulties. Marleen’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between spoken and written language disorders, with particular emphasis on the spoken and written language skills needed to participate in daily activities at home, school, and in the community.
Marleen’s research has resulted in 75 peer-reviewed publications, 2 books, 6 book chapters, and more than 90 conference presentations both in Australia and overseas. Her open-access book “Reading Success in the Primary Years” has been downloaded 79.000 times since its launch in 2020. Marleen was awarded Fellowship of Speech Pathology Australia (2021), is currently the Chair of the Child Language Committee of the International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders (IALP), an Editorial Board Member for Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.
About the webinar: Narrative Language Development: From Assessment to Intervention within an RtI model.
This webinar provides an overview of oral narrative development in typically developing children across fictional and personal narrative contexts and how proficiency in both narrative genres is linked to the Australian Curriculum achievement standards. The importance of hypothesis-driven assessment of oral narrative skills at word, sentence, and text levels will be highlighted and existing research into narrative assessment and intervention using a Response to Intervention (RtI) approach will be summarised. Throughout, participants will be introduced to evidence-based and theoretically motivated principles to evaluate their narrative assessment and intervention practices or design their own narrative (based) intervention programs.
Online Attendees$30.00Tax: GST included