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Course Description

Credit Validation for Slingerland Participants Only

This course offers an introduction to the Slingerland Screening Procedures, Forms A, B, C, and D for students. These procedures, developed by Beth H. Slingerland, help identify students with specific language disabilities. The sooner these children are identified, the sooner remediation can begin. The tests also aid in identifying students who will benefit from structured multi-sensory instruction and whose current language difficulties may continue beyond periods of development or maturational lag and become persistent specific language disabilities in later grades.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to administer, score, and evaluate the Slingerland Screening Procedures (Forms A, B, C, and D)
  • Learn how to use the results of the Slingerland Screenings for referral or remediation
  • Understand how the results of the screening can assist in making instructional decisions for students and/or classes
  • Learn how to identify strengths and weaknesses in language learning
  • Learn how to manage the schedule, environment and sequence of the subtests

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand differences between Slingerland Screening Procedures (Forms A, B, C and D)
  • Use of the Slingerland Screening for referral or remediation
  • Understand how to screen and score Slingerland Screening Procedures
  • Interpret screening to reveal important information about a student's learning pattern
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in language learning
  • Recognize how strengths and weaknesses impact oral expression, reading, handwriting, spelling, and written expression
  • Compare auditory, visual, and kinesthetic-motor performance on each student's screening

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Slingerland educator participants.

Prerequisites

None

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