TILLS Webinar Training Course: Learning to Administer and Score the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills
Thursday, March 23, 2017
1:00pm – 4:10pm ET
The Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills™ (TILLS™) is a new approach to assessing both oral and written language skills of students ages 6-18 years. It features a unique two-level language model—supported by factor analysis of data from more than 1500 students—and 15 subtests that measure key language and literacy skills.
To realize the full potential of TILLS, examiners must be able to administer and score all 15 subtests with fidelity. They’ll learn how in this intensive 3-hour TILLS webinar, which meets the needs of both novice and experienced professionals working with students who may have language and literacy learning difficulties.Participants will receive expert-led training and opportunities to practice scoring each of the 15 TILLS subtests. After the online training, participants will be able to:
- Administer and score TILLS with fidelity
- Describe the two language levels of assessment that cross oral and written language modalities, and compute the composite scores
- Graphically represent students’ language/literacy strengths and weaknesses, including the profile associated with dyslexia
1:00pm – 1:15pm TILLS model
1:15pm – 2:45pm Subtest administration, scoring, and practice
2:45pm – 2:55pm Break
2:55pm – 3:40pm Subtest administration, scoring, and practice
3:40pm – 3:50pm Calculating composite scores
3:50pm – 4:00pm Graphically representing student profiles
4:00pm – 4:10pm Questions
Course materials are sold separately and not included in the registration fee. To successfully complete this course, participants must have the following items during the webinar:
- TILLS Examiner Record Form
- TILLS Student Response Form
- TILLS Quick Start Guide
- TILLS Examiner’s Practice Workbook
SPACE IS LIMITED
This course is limited to 50 participants. Demand is high, so please register early.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The TILLS Webinar Training Course is designed for professionals who have just started using TILLS. TILLS can be administered by speech-language pathologists, special educators, reading specialists, learning disability specialists, neuropsychologists, educational psychologists, and other educational specialists trained in individualized test administration. All participants will receive valuable information to advance their skill level and knowledge of this test.
This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (professional content, intermediate level).
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
To register for the TILLS Webinar Training, complete the following steps:
- Visit bit.ly/tillstraining323, complete the registration form, and click on the “register” button. Once this form is submitted you will automatically be directed to the TILLS Webinar Training Course product page.
- Once there, click “add to cart” and complete the payment process. Payment is required at the time of registration. After your payment has been received you will receive a confirmation email within 5 business days, which will include instructions for logging into the webinar on the day of training. Seats will not be held for registration forms that are submitted without payment. If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations will not be processed or confirmed until payment or purchase order has been received. Purchase orders must either accompany the registration form or be received within 5 business days of the registration form and no later than March 15, 2017.
Meet Your Presenter
Michele A. Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, 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 and serves as TILLS Project Coordinator. She 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.
Michele Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Research Associate and TILLS Project Coordinator at Western Michigan University. She receives consulting and speaking fees as well as royalties. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Brookes Publishing is proud to partner with the Maryland Speech Hearing Association (MSHA) to provide CEUs. The views expressed by the presenter are not necessarily those of MSHA, its board members or membership.
Content Disclosure: Because there are no other like kind products available, this course will focus exclusively on the effective and proper implementation of the TILLS and will not include information on other similar language and literacy products.