Clinical Assessment of Narrative Skills

Clinical Assessment of Narrative Skills
Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP

Power Up Conference, Day 1 December 2nd, 1pm ET/10am PT Available as a Self-Study course on December 5th

Early detection of narrative difficulties is important for identification of children at risk for
future social and academic deficits. Narrative assessments can provide a wealth of information regarding children’s speech and language development including but not limited to working memory, word retrieval abilities, syntactic structure, vocabulary knowledge and use, sequencing abilities, perspective taking skills, conversational cohesion and fluidity as well as speech clarity. This session will provide rationale in support of narrative assessments; describe clinical assessment of narrative abilities in preschool and school aged children, provide participants with specific recommendations for evaluating children’s narratives as well as demonstrate to participants how to score various narrative transcripts.

ASHA: 0.2 Intermediate

CA SLPAHB: 2.0  

CMH: 2.0 

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. 

  1. Explain the impact of narrative difficulties on language development and academic performance
  2. Discuss stages of narrative development from preschool through adolescence
  3. Describe how to elicit narratives in children of various ages
  4. Identify specific elements of clinical narrative assessment with respect to analysis

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— No relevant financial

Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial

5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

25 mins – Literature Review: working memory, word retrieval abilities, syntactic structure, vocabulary knowledge and use, sequencing abilities, perspective taking skills, conversational cohesion and fluidity

50 mins – Methodology: scoring narrative transcripts

30 mins – Results and Recommendations

10 mins – Q&A

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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