What's in a Word: Expanding Vocabulary for Deaf Children
Continuing Education Credits
Course Description: This presentation will cover what vocabulary is and how to distinguish a word from a concept. It will propose a linguistic perspective to vocabulary when working with deaf children and will provide strategies for expanding vocabulary in this population. Last, considerations for assessing vocabulary in deaf children will be addressed.
30 minutes: Words vs. concepts
15 minutes: Taking a linguistic perspective to vocabulary
30 minutes: Strategies for vocabulary intervention
15 minutes: Considerations for vocabulary assessment
Participants will be able to:
State the difference between a word and a concept
Define sight words
State at least 3 strategies for vocabulary intervention with deaf children
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.