This course focuses on innovative strategies and techniques for teaching grammatical morphology for children ages three through ten years of age. Children with language impairments often have difficulties in many areas of language, but in particularly grammar. The presenter will demonstrate evidence-based practices targeting present progressive verbs and regular and irregular past tense verbs. Furthermore, treatment techniques for plurals, possessives, comparatives and superlatives will be discussed. Principles of grammatical intervention and verb criteria selection will be addressed. Common Core State Standards in regards to grammatical morphology will be reviewed as well as grade level examples will be provided. Resources available to SLPs will be discussed and reviewed. Participants will take away numerous treatment activities as well as ready-to-use handouts. Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Run Time: 2:00:02
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 & downloadable handout.
1. Define and discuss grammatical, inflectional, and derivational morphemes.
2. List and discuss grammatical morphology.
3. List and identify ways to elicit plurals, verb tenses, comparatives, superlatives and possessives.
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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ASHA CE Registry Submission:
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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"I liked the example of incorporating props into storytelling and using storytelling to target grammatical morphemes. I appreciated the many specific examples of materials and of scripts." R.M. (Sept. 2021)
"The pictures and example of therapy targeting the specific language form were good." C.M. (Sept. 2021)
"It was most beneficial to learn about the best techniques to teach morphemes and grammatical structures, such as using objects, books and short videos instead of static pictures. The information was presented in a concise and clear manner and specific examples were provided." S.H. (Aug. 2021)
"It gave me therapy ideas to use with my students." C.E. (Aug. 2021)
"I believe the discussion regarding the addition of randomly selected stimuluses (i.e. toys) during assessment to be helpful." K.C. (Aug. 2021)
"The most straightforward way to increase the saliency of grammatical intervention target will help my daily practice." D.R. (Aug. 2021)
"I enjoyed the different ways to engage and teach the students these morphemes. I love using books in therapy session, so those materials were very beneficial to me." L.M. (June 2021)
"The handouts were great and I know I'll be able to implement these into sessions." A.B. (May 2021)
“I loved the real-life therapy ideas that were practical and doable.” – K.H. (Mar. 2021)
“I liked the resources presented so I can get started right away on some new strategies.” – S.C. (Feb. 2021)
“I liked the numerous examples of manipulative play activities using props and toys as well as books as research shows learning and generalization occur best in when teaching occurs in a contextualized setting.” – S.G. (Jan. 2021)
“Breaking down the ages of development (and ranges) for each grammatical marker was insightful. The examples and how to apply them to therapy were also helpful.” – R.H. (Dec. 2020)
“I liked the examples for eliciting regular past tense verbs, Irregular Plurals, and the charts to determine what is age-appropriate in the world of verbs.” – G.G. (Nov. 2020)
"I think the emphasis on verb acquisition was very good. I especially though that the demonstration of her therapy with objects and story books would be helpful for less experienced clinicians." – B.H. (July 2020)
"The topic was laid out and explained well. I especially enjoyed the information on input frequency." – S.W. (June 2020)
"The specific age acquisitions of irregular verbs and plurals were particularly helpful. I also appreciated all of the book recommendations to use in eliciting specific goals. I liked all of the practical therapy ideas and the specific word lists." – K.H. (May 2020)
"The course provided ample evidenced based strategies and tips for targeting grammatical morphology." – A.M. (Apr. 2020)
"The course was clear with good handouts and information. The ideas of therapy books and activities and charts with acquisition dates were most beneficial." – L.D. (Mar. 2020)
"The handouts were easy to follow. Good ideas." – H.H. (Feb. 2020)
"I enjoyed the sharing of resources the presenter found helpful for her therapy sessions. Also appreciated the developmental charts to explain to parents developmental milestones. She did a great job." – W.S. (Jan. 2020)
"I liked the examples of therapeutic interventions and resources." – L.S. (Jan. 2020)
"I appreciated the practical treatment ideas." – K.L. (Jan. 2020)
"The whole presentation was great. I love the fact that Cathy gave great examples and named the books that she uses to teach the concepts." – A.S. (Dec. 2019)
"I liked the various strategies and how multiple strategies can be used together to increase effectiveness as well as how it relates to Common Core." – S.P. (Dec. 2019)
"I found the list of the frequently occurring irregular past verbs to target and printable materials for possessives most beneficial. I liked the printouts of Brown's grammatical morphemes and irregular past documents." – A.M. (Nov. 2019)
"This course includes great resource sheets. I found it very easy to incorporate them into my daily therapy sessions. Very practical teaching with the research to back it up. Fantastic course!" – N.A. (Oct. 2019)
"The entire presentation was fabulous! I plan on getting specific books, resources, and activities to plan lesson that focus on grammatical morphemes as treatment techniques." – L.F. (Oct. 2019)
"I liked how practical the teaching was and the research given to back it up. It was a great course!" – H.M. (Sept. 2019)