Increasing Oral & Literacy Skills in Low-Income Students with Language Impairment – 10/5/2018

Participants will:

  • List general factors that impact the linguistic and academic achievement of students in poverty and homelessness.
  • Explain the effects of poverty on low-income and homeless students’ oral and literate language development.
  • Compare and contrast situational and generational poverty.
  • Summarize best practices for assessment to distinguish a language difference based on environmental factors from a language impairment.
  • Describe specific practical strategies for increasing the oral language skills of students in poverty and conditions of homelessness.
  • Discuss specific practical strategies for increasing the written language skills of students in poverty and homelessness, especially in terms of increasing their ability to meet Common Core State Standards
  • Define the term “executive functioning.”
  • Describe possible executive functioning deficits in students in poverty and homelessness and summarize strategies for remediation of these deficits.

Register at http://www.escweb.net/oh_hcesc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=39049

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