Presenter: Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP
– S.B., prior course participant
Limited verb lexicon is a characteristic of children with specific language impairment (SLI). Learn how SLPs can foster the development of verbs by increasing frequency input and verb diversity. Learn two intervention techniques that are critical for learning verbs.
Strategies will be provided for children with SLI to learn curriculum verbs. These strategies will facilitate the children’s participation with the demands of the curriculum and to participate in the classroom environment. Grade-level verbs, high-incidence academic verbs, and verbs critical for academic success will be listed and reviewed.
Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Numerous digital handouts are provided. Age range: preschool – adolescents.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:00:18
– A.K., prior course participant
– M.H., prior course participant
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & numerous downloadable handouts. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"The content was very good and I liked the examples of books." F.B. (Nov. 2022)
"I really liked having specific examples for ways to integrate verb learning across grade levels. Good activities and strategies provided by the presenter." C.P. (Nov. 2022)
"Useful materials provided. I liked the lists of verbs." B.M. (Oct. 2022)
"The specific vocabulary for each grade was helpful and I intend to use it with my students. I liked the handouts and specific activities shared, especially the visuals to use." M.E. (Nov. 2022)
"I loved the intervention examples and ideas." L.G. (Oct. 2022)
"Providing a great amount of resources and breaking it down into grade level was terrific and helpful. The presenter maintained a steady pace that was not too fast." A.K. (Sept. 2022)
"I will keep the concept of input frequency and distributed practice through booster sessions as a key component to my teaching." S.L. (Aug. 2022)
"I appreciated the empirical evidence related to verb acquisition for children with language delays. The course also offered easy to facilitate techniques and activities to help improve semantic outcomes." A.M. (July 2022)
"Practical suggestions on how to implement....evidence based and practical ideas." D.J. (July 2022)
"There are practical examples and ways to incorporate into daily practice and collaboration emphasis." J.O. (July 2022)
"I liked the examples of words to teach and ways to teach them. Parts 2 and 4." V.D. (June 2022)
"The course was outlined and presented very well." S.A. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the examples of activities that can be used to teach verbs. I was familiar with some of the research on the importance of verbs as early indicators for children at risk of developing SLI, but hearing the systematic review the presenter provided helped solidify my understanding of this information." M.H. (Jan. 2022)
"Course was wonderful! I found the grade specific vocabulary/verb lists most educational and the multiple handouts most beneficial. I plan to change my vocabulary instruction almost immediately with these resources." S.B. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the practical teaching strategies for teaching verbs. Easy to follow and very applicable." M.B. (Dec. 2021)
“Great explanations of the importance of verbs and difficulty of teaching and understanding these words. The examples of therapy materials across multiple grades/ages were also helpful.” K.B. (Dec. 2021)
"Concrete examples and digital handouts. Loved the digital handouts!" M.T. (Dec. 2021)
"I LOVE the age specific lists of verbs! So informative and straightforward." J.P. (Oct. 2021)
"Easy to listen to. Collaborative ideas across the school day." C.K. (Oct. 2021)
“I appreciated the creative ways to incorporate verbs across the curriculum daily.” L.U. (Sept. 2021)
"I appreciated the specific examples of activities used in targeting various vocabulary. It pertains to my caseload." C.H. (Aug 2021)
"I liked the specific examples and ways to teach them. The course was very pragmatic." J.G. (Jul. 2021)
"Teaching parents the importance of exposing their child to a diversity of verbs will be beneficial for my practice. The selection of books to acquaint the child with a variety of verbs beyond the GAP verbs is wonderful." B.R. (Jul. 2021)
"The overall review of intervention techniques to use in language therapy, as well as the focus on types of words that should be utilized in treatment, were most beneficial." G.P. (Jun. 2021)
"I appreciated the discussion on how to not work exclusively with the target child - to be inclusive and to avoid stigmatizing them. I like that it was to the point, and it was also a good review of information." M.N. (Jun. 2021)
"I found the most benefit from the discussion regarding the early grades. I will be looking into the Story Friends program for use in my school. The course had specific therapeutic strategies. Awesome!" D.H. (May 2021)
“I loved the examples of using the techniques.” N.B. (Mar. 2021)
“This course gave me more specific ideas to integrate new vocabulary into my therapy.” S.M. (Feb. 2021)
Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP, has worked in public school settings and a private pediatric clinic for over 20 years. Cathy is the founder of KidsVocabulary.com. Cathy is the author of WH Question Blast Off and Core Curriculum Articulation both published by Super Duper Publications, Inc. Cathy has presented to school districts and pediatric clinics across the nation on vocabulary intervention. In addition, Cathy has conducted a number of webinars. Cathy is an ASHA and TSHA presenter.
Financial — Cathy Alexander is a presenter of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Cathy Alexander has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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