Webinar: Quickly and Reliably Screen Students for Language/Literacy Disorders—Including Dyslexia

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Original Broadcast: October 20, 2016

Early identification of students who are struggling with language and/or literacy is a key component to improving academic outcomes. Knowing which students require comprehensive assessment and which may be appropriate for less resource intensive RtI services is important. Limited time and financial resources make it important that screening be quick, easy and relatively inexpensive, but it must be valid and reliable. The TILLS SLS will be used to demonstrate screening that can be administered by nearly anyone on the education team and that will gather information from multiple informants for a student’s sound/word and discourse/sentence level language skills across four language modalities—listening, speaking, reading and writing. Objectives for this webinar:

  • Participants will be able to list two psychometric criteria to consider when choosing a language/literacy assessment screening tool.
  • Participants will be able to describe two ways that screening tools can be used as outlined by IDEA.
  • Participants will be able to explain how to interpret TILLS SLS screening results which indicate an increased likelihood of a disorder—including dyslexia—and the need for further assessment, or those for whom RtI services may be appropriate.

Speaker: Michele A. Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.

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Michele Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is the TILLS Project Coordinator and co-author of the TILLS SLS. She receives consulting and speaking fees as well as royalties. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: The TILLS SLS was developed by Brookes Publishing along with Nickola Wolf Nelson, Barbara Howes, & Michele A. Anderson, and will be the only product covered in this webinar.

Brookes Publishing is proud to partner with the Maryland Speech–Language–Hearing Association to provide ASHA CEUs. The views expressed by the presenters are not necessarily those of MSHA, its Board Members, or membership.