Language Skill Hierarchy
Assessing and Treating Deaf Children with an Incomplete First Language
Continuing Education Credits
Course description: This presentation will cover a variety of considerations for practitioners when assessing and treating Deaf children with an incomplete first language (L1). It will start with a discussion about collaborating with native signers and the need for Deaf practitioners. Then, an informal assessment will be explored, as well as other considerations when using standardized assessments on this population. Lastly, a treatment protocol will be suggested to help practitioners determine which languages to use during intervention, including when and why.
10 minutes: Collaborating and the need for Deaf practitioners
45 minutes: Using an informal assessment to get a baseline
45 minutes: Treatment protocol and determining bilingual intervention
Participants will be able to:
Explain the need for Deaf practitioners working with Deaf children with an incomplete L1
Explain how to use dynamic assessment with Deaf children with an incomplete L1
State at least one consideration for treatment and determining the language(s) of intervention
Financial disclosure: The presenter is the owner and founder of Language First and is receiving payment for this course.
Nonfinancial disclosure: The presenter is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders.