Course curriculum

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    Course content

    • PowerPoint slides

    • Vibrant Vocabulary

    • EOWPVT data

    • What's in a Word: Expanding Vocabulary for Deaf Children

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Credits

Course info

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 

Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. State the difference between a word and a concept

  2. Define sight words

  3. State at least 3 strategies for vocabulary intervention with deaf children


Kimberly Sanzo

Kimberly Sanzo is a speech-language pathologist and the founder of Language First. She received her B.A. in Psychology and in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont in 2010 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in 2012. She is a board-certified specialist in child language (BCS-CL) through the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders and is currently a doctoral candidate for an SLPD.

Speaker disclosures

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.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs.
This course is offered for 0.15 RID CEUs.