Applying 40 Morphological Intervention Activities for the School Age Child

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 Cathy Alexander, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) need to incorporate morphological intervention strategies into their comprehensive vocabulary treatment. SLPs will learn about the lengthy developmental process of morphological awareness. In addition, SLPs will identify and define 4 evidence-based techniques for morphological intervention. Over 40+ “Ready-to-Use” morphological activities will be provided and demonstrated from early school-age children through high school. Grade-level prefixes, suffixes and root words will be defined and described. The high frequency and common affixes and root words will be initially targeted for treatment. In addition, SLPs will learn numerous intervention activities for vocabulary knowledge within the context of reading grade-level books. Applying these evidence-based interventions will offer clinicians a working framework to enhance morphological awareness and vocabulary development.


Following the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify, define and describe morphological interventions to facilitate vocabulary development
  2. List and identify ways to utilize common grade-level root words to facilitate vocabulary knowledge
  3. Design evidence based treatment sessions using prefixes, suffixes and root words
About Cathy: Cathy Alexander, MA CCC-SLP has worked in public school settings and private clinics for the past 20 years. Cathy is the author of WH Question Blast Off and Core Curriculum Articulation S, L, and R. Cathy has a strong interest in teaching vocabulary to children and adolescents. Cathy is a 2017 ASHA presenter and serves as an educational consultant. Cathy has previously presented several sessions across the nation on vocabulary development.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:

5 minutes: Introduction

5 minutes: Morphological awareness development 

10 minutes: Discussion of the young child and morphology

5 minutes: Linking morphology intervention to state and local academic standards

5 minutes: Defining 4 morphological intervention strategies

15 minutes: Prefix and suffix intervention strategies and activities

10 minutes: Common grade-level root word intervention strategies and activities  

5 minutes: Questions and Answers

Disclosure Statement for Cathy Alexander:

Financial: Cathy Alexander is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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