Targeted Intervention that Supports Students' Understanding of Challenging Sentence Structures
Dr. Zipoli, CCC-SLP
available at the CEU SmartHub on 09/30/21
Instruction that targets challenging sentence structures is relatively underemphasized in many reading programs. We will identify four potentially confusing types of sentence structures, examine misleading processing strategies, and introduce intervention procedures that can be used to improve readers’ comprehension of challenging sentences.
ASHA: 0.1 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level
CA SLPAHB: 1.0
Richard P. Zipoli, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University. He received a Ph.D. in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, with a program of study in special education emphasizing learning and reading disabilities. In 2018, Richard was awarded the Connecticut State Universities Board of Regents Systems-Wide Teaching Award. His clinical and research interests include childhood and adolescent language disorders, learning disabilities, and reading difficulties, as well as service delivery in high need schools.
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. Zipoli 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:
identify four sentence structures that may be challenging for students with language impairments or language learning disabilities.
2) explain three misleading processing strategies that can adversely impact readers’ understanding of challenging sentences.
3) describe five instructional procedures that can enhance readers’ comprehension of complicated sentences.
50 mins – Methodology: evidence based procedures and activities to enhance comprehension of complicated sentences
30 mins – Recommendations: considerations for special populations, adverse impact on education
10 mins – Q&A
1) Participants will be able to identify four sentence structures that may be challenging for students with language impairments or language learning disabilities.
2) Participants will be able to explain three misleading processing strategies that can adversely impact readers’ understanding of challenging sentences.
3) Participants will be able to describe five instructional procedures that can enhance readers’ comprehension of complicated sentences.
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