SIG 1 Perspectives Vol. 20, No. 2, March 2013
This issue focuses on adolescent language. Authors consider the role of speech-language pathologists in the identification and intervention of language disorders in adolescents and discuss intervention suggestions to address difficulties in oral language, comprehension and production of expository text, and word learning.
You will be able to:
- discuss ways to advocate for the identification and treatment of adolescents with language disorders, based on knowledge of the linguistic, behavioral, and social characteristics of these individuals
- explain how speech-language pathologists can play a critical role in supporting expository discourse abilities in students with language disorders
- summarize three significant concepts that relate to intervention for adolescents with language learning disabilities that combine language and social-emotional components
- explain how to select more common or conventional words in order to teach strategies that secondary students can use to more effectively learn vocabulary
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