Webinar: Using the TILLS Practice Kit to Support Your Instruction in Language/Literacy Assessment
Original broadcast: February 11, 2015
This webinar will provide an overview of how to use the TILLS Practice Kit to help faculty teach pre-service professionals (e.g., future speech-language pathologists, reading specialists, special education resource personnel, and school psychologists) some principles and practices of individualized, standardized assessment.
- receive a brief introduction to TILLS and the components of language and literacy that are assessed
- preview each of the components of the TILLS Practice Kit
- see a demonstration of how the TILLS Practice Kit can be used for classroom activities, such as an exercise with audio files of a child responding to TILLS subtests for practice establishing basals and ceilings
Presented by Michele A. Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Anderson received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Western Michigan University. She was instrumental in coordinating the national validation studies for the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills (TILLS) under the direction of Dr. Nickola Nelson. Her most recent scholarly work involves investigating the role of verbal working memory in child language assessment, test development, cultural influences on pragmatics of writing, phonological awareness training for pre-school age children, and influences on reading comprehension. Dr. Anderson has taught child language development courses at Western Michigan University, co-written articles, and given numerous national presentations on topics related to school-age child language disorders. When not working, she enjoys raising alpaca and sheep for her fiber farm in southwest Michigan.