Vocabulary Intervention Techniques from the Young Child through Adolescence

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Presenter:  Cathy Alexander, MA CCC-SLP
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) foster vocabulary development by embedding evidence-based practices within a broad range of therapy activities.  Learn two approaches for selecting vocabulary target words and nine techniques for explicitly teaching vocabulary. Numerous “Ready-to-Use” activities from preschool age through adolescents will be provided. 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 vocabulary development.

Following the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to select vocabulary word targets using two research methods
  2. Design evidence-based treatment sessions using defined ways to explicitly teach vocabulary in a variety of contexts
  3. Define and discuss a variety of vocabulary intervention techniques within the context of reading
Additional Information

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

Course Timeline:

5 minutes: Introduction
5 minutes: Information regarding vocabulary development
10 minutes: Vocabulary knowledge and the young child
5 minutes: Reviewing 2 EBP on ways to select vocabulary word targets
5 minutes: Informal assessment of vocabulary
15 minutes: Discussing 9 EBP strategies to teach vocabulary
10 minutes: Discussing vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension
5 minutes: Questions and Answers

Disclosure Statement for Cathy Alexander:

Financial: Cathy Alexander is a presenter for Video Continuing Education LLC and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


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