presented by Kimberly Murza
Financial: Kim Murza receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Kim Murza 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.
Kimberly Murza, PhD, CCC-SLP
Kim Murza, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, received her doctorate in Education: Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida, where she specialized in language and literacy with a focus on autism spectrum disorder. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado teaching undergraduate…Read full bio
1. Reading Comprehension Assessment Considerations
This section of the course is designed to introduce foundational information on the process of reading and specifically what it takes to comprehend text. Participants will compare the simple view of reading with the multicomponent approach. They will also consider the factors that impact text complexity as well as unintended reading comprehension test requirements.
2. Determining the Deep Why
This section of the course challenges participants to consider the “deep why” to determine the reasons a student is having trouble comprehending text. The presenter will discuss additional questions the SLP should answer before treatment planning. Participants will also learn how to break down (unpack) educational standards into language and cognitive underpinnings.
3. Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies
In this chapter, the presenter will define knowledge skills and strategies and discuss how these concepts should be considered during dynamic assessment. Participants will also learn about a research-validated approach to teaching students to be strategic.
4. A Case Example: The START Strategy
In this chapter, the presenter will present a case study to walk participants through the process of considering assessment information to determine needs in the areas of knowledge, skills, and strategies. Participants will learn about the START Strategy for thinking aloud and determine the necessary instructional targets if teaching this strategy to students with reading comprehension deficits.