How to Target Context Clues and Affixes in Speech Therapy

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Marisha McGrorty, MS, CCC-SLP
In this podcourse, Marisha reviews the evidence related to the assessment and treatment of context clues and affixes (prefixes and suffixes). Participants will be given practical demonstrations and tips for application throughout the course.


By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1.  describe three strategies that can be used when assessing context clues and affixes.
  2.  identify evidence-based strategies that can be used when teaching context clues and affixes.
  3.  explain how to use a variety of materials to target context clues and affixes in therapy.
About Marisha: Marisha earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She has worked as a school-based SLP and shares therapy ideas and resources on her blog (SLP Now). Marisha also developed a membership for SLPs that includes digital tools and resources to streamline evidence-based therapy.
Additional Information

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

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-5 minutes: Introduction

5-7 minutes: Assessment of Context Clues

7-16 minutes: Treatment of Context Clues

16-20 minutes: Assessment of Affixes

20-30 minutes: Treatment of Affixes

30-50 minutes: Video Demonstration

50-60 minutes: Q&A

Disclosure Statement for Marisha McGrorty:

Financial: Marisha McGrorty is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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