Professional Development

Vocabulary Intervention Toolbox: Applying Evidence-Based Methods to “Ready-To-Use” Activities **

Presented by Cathy Alexander, M.A., CCC-SLP (6 Hours)

In this presentation, participants will learn how to foster vocabulary development for preschool through adolescent aged students. Two ways to select target vocabulary words will be demonstrated and participants will identify Tier 2 target vocabulary words in children’s books (e.g., Dr. DeSoto by William Steig). In addition, Tier 2 grade-level vocabulary resources will be provided to all participants. The SLP will learn 9 Evidence-Based techniques to explicitly teach vocabulary. The presentation will provide numerous engaging activities for all age levels, including 30+ morphological activities used to teach prefixes, suffixes and root words.