Spelling Assessment: A Multi-linguistic Approach

Spelling Assessment: A Multi-linguistic Approach
Dr. Apel

This session presented the basis and components for an evidence based approach to assessment of spelling. In this seminar, the metalinguistic skills that support spelling was discussed and then a demonstration of implementing a metalinguistic assessment approach that incorporates these skills was demonstrated. 

ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level

CA SLPAHB: 2.0 

CMH: 2.0 

Kenn Apel, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Formerly, he was chair of that department. Dr. Apel has more than 30 years of experience conducting research in the areas of spoken and written language. His recent research focus is on the linguistic factors that contribute to the development of reading and spelling, including morphological awareness and orthographic knowledge. He currently is the principal investigator on a three-year, $1.4M IES-sponsored grant (MATRS: Morphological Assessment for Reading and Spelling) to develop a morphological awareness assessment measure for students in the 1st through 6th grades. Dr. Apel is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He also received the Honors of that Association.

  1. explain the linguistic underpinnings of spelling and its development 
  2. list assessment procedures that pinpoint the linguistic knowledge in need of instruction or intervention to facilitate growth in word-level literacy skills (i.e., spelling and word-level reading)
  3. list components of a spelling assessment report.

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— Dr. Apel will receive a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference. He currently is the principal investigator on a three-year, $1.4M IES-sponsored grant (MATRS: Morphological Assessment for Reading and Spelling) to develop a morphological awareness assessment measure for students in the 1st through 6th grades. 

Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

25 mins – Objectives:

  1. explain the linguistic underpinnings of spelling and its development 
  2. list assessment procedures that pinpoint the linguistic knowledge in need of instruction or intervention to facilitate growth in word-level literacy skills (i.e., spelling and word-level reading)
  3. list components of a spelling assessment report.

50 mins – Methodology: assessment requirements per IDEA, written report requirements per Educational Code, assessment procedures, components of spelling assessment 

30 mins – Recommendations: use of validity statements, importance of informal observations, considerations for special populations, adverse impact on education

10 mins – Q&A

Part A

Part B

ASHA CE REGISTRY Quiz and FORMS

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