Clinical Assessment of Grade-Level Reading Abilities: Focus on Fluency and Comprehension

Clinical Assessment of Grade-Level Reading Abilities: Focus on Fluency and Comprehension
Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP

pre-recorded

This webinar describes how to perform clinical assessments of grade-level reading fluency and reading comprehension of elementary-aged and adolescent students. It provides information regarding how professionals can conduct a thorough analysis of the student’s reading rate, accuracy, and prosody. It also reviews in detail appropriate text selection for reading fluency and comprehension purposes as well as discusses the type of questions professionals can create based on text content in order to perform a deep assessment of reading comprehension abilities. 

ASHA: 0.15 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level

CA SLPAHB: 1.5 

CMH: 1.5 

Tatyana  Elleseff, MA, CCC-SLP is a bilingual SLP, specializing in issues of multicultural, internationally & domestically adopted, at-risk children with communication disorders in school and private practice settings. She has been published a variety of journals as well as presented for a number of medical, academic and non-profit organizations and speech-language-hearing associations.   She is a clinical instructor at the RWJ Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry & a clinical supervisor at Rutgers Day School. 

At the end of this webinar learners will be able to:

1.Conduct thorough grade-level assessments of reading fluency and comprehension of elementary-aged and adolescent aged students

2.Appropriately select text complexity based on the students’ grades  

3.Calculate reading fluency rates based on the latest reading fluency data (Hasbrouck and Tindal, 2017 ORF Measures)

4.Analyze reading fluency error types for intervention purposes

5.Determine the students’ reading comprehension error types for intervention purposes 

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.

Financial— Tatyana Elleseff will receive a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference

Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

25 mins – Objectives:

1.Conduct thorough grade-level assessments of reading fluency and comprehension of elementary-aged and adolescent aged students

2.Appropriately select text complexity based on the students’ grades  

3.Calculate reading fluency rates based on the latest reading fluency data (Hasbrouck and Tindal, 2017 ORF Measures)

4.Analyze reading fluency error types for intervention purposes

5.Determine the students’ reading comprehension error types for intervention purposes 

20 mins – Methodology: evidence based procedures for the assessment of fluency and comprehension

30 mins – Recommendations:  considerations for special populations, adverse impact on education

10 mins – Q&A

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