Identifying a Language Difference Versus Disorder in EL Students


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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 7
Agency Contact: Beth Vande Hey
Agency Assistant: Christine Larson 920-617-5628
Location: CESA 7
595 Baeten Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304
Facility: Meeting Room C
10/4/2019 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Check in 8:00 AM
11/1/2019 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Check in 8:00 AM

Please note: This is a 2 day workshop. Content from Day 1 will support the content from Day 2. Please plan to attend both days.


Day 1:

  • Identify red flags for language disorders in the EL population
  • Complete a guided reflection based on an EL student from your school/district
  • Receive a “toolkit” to support documenting concerns prior to referral
  • Increase collaboration between special education staff and EL staff during the evaluation process

Day 2

  • Document the need for a bilingual evaluation
  • Identify appropriate formal and informal assessment measures for bilingual students,
  • Work most efficiently with interpreters.
  • Differentiate how you write bilingual, versus monolingual, evaluation report

Courtney Seidel, M.S., CCC-SLP joined the Department of Communicative Disorders in September 2015 with a joint appointment in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is responsible for coordinating practica at outside school sites as well as supervising students in the University of Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Clinic (UWSHC). Courtney also supervises the Dane County Head Start speech and language screenings. She has experience working with children and adolescents in school, private practice, and home-based settings. Courtney's clinical interests include the areas of diagnostics, school-based services, and assessment of bilingual children. She has been an invited speaker at a number of school districts as well as state conventions. Courtney was awarded the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathologist of the Year in 2016.

Registration Fees:

$45 per participant for CESA 7 Title III Consortium Members

$185 per participant for CESA 7 Non-Title III Consoritum Members

$225 per participant for Non-CESA 7 districts

A light lunch is included

Due to changing policies in many of our CESA 7 School District accounting offices, CESA 7 requests that all workshop fees be paid in advance with a check or purchase order. If it is not possible for you to secure payment from your school district prior to the workshop, we suggest that you pay personally and request reimbursement from your school district. Receipts will be available. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations must be faxed (920-492-5965) or e-mailed five (5) working days prior to the date of the event. We are unable to provide refunds for no shows. DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to varied dietary restrictions, CESA 7 cannot guarantee that all special dietary accommodations can be met. CESA 7 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary restrictions with advance notice, but please plan accordingly. PHOTO/VIDEO: By registering for this event, I authorize CESA 7 to record on photograph, film, videotape or otherwise, my name, likeness, image, voice and performance during my participation in this event. My name, likeness, and voice, as well as excerpts of the recordings may be used for training, publicizing, and promoting. To opt out of the image release, attendees must notify the contact person for this event.