Graduate School

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Workshop

    Assessment and Intervention Principles with Dual Language Learners

    Friday, September 29
    8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Campus Location: TBA
    Cost: $175 (includes lunch)
    Coordinator: Dr. Kara F. Medeiros, CCC-SLP

    Attendees can earn .6 ASHA CEUs

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    Who Should Attend

    • Early childhood teachers
    • Elementary teachers
    • Para-educators
    • Special education teachers
    • Speech pathologists
    • Psychologists
    • Parents
    Course Description

    Content will focus on diagnostic principles and the research that guides language assessments in dual language learners. In addition, it provided language appropriate intervention principles for English language learners and bilinguals.

    Learning Objectives
    As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Explore and apply principles of assessment for bilingual children using evidence-based methods
    • Explore and implement principles of intervention for bilinguals with language impairments
    • Describe and implement evidence-based method of language intervention for dual language learners

    Workshop Presenter

    Dr. M. Adelaida Restrepo is a professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University and director of the Bilingual Language and Literacy Laboratory. The main mission at the lab is to research best language assessment and intervention practices for bilingual children with and without disabilities. She specializes in oral language and emergent literacy development and in prevention of academic difficulties in bilingual children. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who has had ongoing funding for at least 15 years in projects building oral language and literacy in preschool, kindergarten, and school-age children who speak Spanish as their native language. Programs include direct interventions for children
    at risk of academic difficulties or with disabilities attending preschool and elementary schools, and teacher professional development for working with dual-language learners. She has also been funded to develop a language screener for Spanish-speaking children, and to develop an iPad intervention for improving reading comprehension. She is a former associate editor from Language, Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, and reviews and publishes in a variety of journals in English and Spanish. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

    Disclosures: Dr. Restrepo is being paid for her presentation today. She has had several funded grants in the area of bilingualism, and receives book royalties.


    Registration and Check-In
    8-8:30 a.m.

    Cultural issues in assessment, using converging evidence
    8:30-10 a.m.

    10-10:20 a.m.

    Using language sample analyses, dynamic assessment, and standardized assessment–evidence?
    10:20 a.m. - 12 noon

    12-1 p.m.

    Assessment principles, direct, and indirect methods – Why assess the two languages?
    1-2:30 p.m.

    2:30-2:45 p.m.

    Intervention with the context of the classroom or case studies
    2:45-4:15 p.m.