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Preschool Language Part Four: Language Teaching Procedures

presented by Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Anne Van Kleeck receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Anne Van Kleeck has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course introduces general language teaching principles and procedures that extend beyond teaching executive functions and academic talk and are useful for addressing a variety of language and learning targets. Macro variable teaching strategies for fostering preschool language skills in general will be described, including organizational level structures, context, location, activities and materials, person providing the intervention, and topics of talk. Micro variable teaching strategies will also be introduced, including those related to positive emotional support, contextual support, interactional support, and adult language use. Specific hypothetical as well as real-life examples of many strategies are provided.

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Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP

Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor and Callier Research Scholar at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Science at the University of Texas in Dallas. She has taught courses and guided student research on children's language development and language impairments for several decades. Anne's research focuses…

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1. Introduction and Macro Variable Teaching Strategies

In this chapter, participants will learn general language teaching principles and procedures that extend beyond teaching executive functions and academic talk and are useful for addressing a variety of language and learning targets. Macro variable teaching strategies for fostering preschool language skills in general will be described, including organizational level structures, context, location, activities and materials, person providing the intervention, and topics of talk.

2. Micro Variable Teaching Strategies 1-5

In this chapter, participants will learn general language teaching principles and procedures that extend beyond teaching executive functions and academic talk and are useful for addressing a variety of language and learning targets. Positive emotional support and contextual supports are discussed.

3. Micro Variable Teaching Strategies 6: Creating Pragmatically Appropriate Contexts

In this chapter, participants will learn general language teaching principles and procedures that extend beyond teaching executive functions and academic talk and are useful for addressing a variety of language and learning targets. Using and requesting language that is pragmatically appropriate to the context is discussed in significant detail, with multimedia examples of a variety of strategies for creating pragmatically appropriate contexts for language assessment and intervention activities.

4. Micro Teaching Variables 7-12

In this chapter, participants will learn general language teaching principles and procedures that extend beyond teaching executive functions and academic talk and are useful for addressing a variety of language and learning targets. This chapter focuses on teaching strategies related to general interactional support that would be useful for children with and without language impairments.

5. Teaching Strategies Specifically for Tier 3 Language Impaired Children

In this chapter, participants will learn general language teaching principles and procedures that extend beyond teaching executive functions and academic talk and are useful for addressing a variety of language and learning targets. This chapter focuses on teaching strategies that are only recommended for use with children with language impairments.

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