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Identifying a Language Difference Versus Disorder in ELs: Part 1X

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 3
Agency Contact: Valerie Shaw
Agency Assistant: Marianne Krogen 608-822-2140
Location: CESA 3
1300 Industrial Drive
Fennimore, WI 53809
Facility: Conference Room C/D
Date/Time:
10/7/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Presenter: Courtney Seidel, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Professor & Schools Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

This workshop will focus on conducting a culturally sensitive evaluation of  English Learners (ELs) to determine whether a language difference exists, or a true language disorder is present.

Workshop objectives:

  • 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

Who should attend?

Speech Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, Special Education Diagnosticians, EL Staff, and Directors of Pupil Services or Special Education

Cost:  $175 for CESA 3 members; $300 for non-members

About the presenter:

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 & 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.