Morphological Use and Awareness: What’s the Difference and How do I Assess Them?
available at the CEU SmartHub on 09/30/21
This course addressed the difference between morphological use and morphological awareness. The various components of morphological awareness and the relation of morphological awareness to children’s literacy success were highlighted. Strategies and tasks for assessing the components of morphological awareness including key clinical considerations were presented.
ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level
CA SLPAHB: 2.0
Victoria S. Henbest is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at the University of South Alabama (USA) where she teaches the undergraduate introductory courses on language and speech disorders as well as the graduate-level school-age language and literacy and assistive technology courses. Dr. Henbest earned her B.S.E in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Missouri State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Carolina in May 2020. Dr. Henbest has over 10 years of experience working with young children with speech, language, and literacy deficits and since 2016 has published 11 peer-reviewed papers on language and literacy.
- The learner will compare and contrast morphological use and morphological awareness.
- The learner will name and describe the four components of morphological awareness.
- The learner will identify tasks/tests that measure morphological use and morphological awareness.
- The learner will describe the relation between morphological awareness performance and literacy achievement.
- The learner will plan task(s) for morphological awareness assessment applying key considerations.
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. Henbest 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:
- compare and contrast morphological use and morphological awareness.
- describe the four components of morphological awareness.
- identify tasks/tests that measure morphological use and morphological awareness.
- describe the relation between morphological awareness performance and literacy achievement.
- plan task(s) for morphological awareness assessment applying key considerations.
50 mins – Methodology: evidence based procedures and activities for assessment of morphology
30 mins – Recommendations: considerations for special populations, adverse impact on education
10 mins – Q&A
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