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Strategies for Expanding Oral Language and Narrative Development (SC20)

Friday, July 20
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Room 310
CE: 0.15 ASHA CEUs/1.5 PDHs

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

This session will explore strategies for using books to expand oral language and narrative development. The speaker will discuss how to choose appropriate books and how to modify the language to target language goals. The session will focus on specific strategies for building vocabulary and concept knowledge, expanding sentences, and developing narrative skills. The speaker will also discuss how to generalize learned skills to conversation and social language.

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Deborah Crawford, M.S., CCC-SLP

Manager, Outpatient Speech-Language Services
Kennedy Krieger Institute Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Deborah Crawford, MS, CCC-SLP, is the manager for Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) Center for Autism and Related Disorders Outpatient Speech-Language Services. In addition to her supervisory responsibilities, she participates on diagnostic evaluation teams, conducts individual speech-language evaluations, and provides treatment in the clinic. Crawford graduated from Towson University with a master of science in speech-language pathology. She worked in the Baltimore County Public School system before joining the KKI Center for Autism and Related Disorders in 2008 as a research coordinator on a study investigating the developmental trajectories of children with autism compared to typically developing children and children with specific language impairments. She has served as a clinical reviewer for the CDC-funded Autism and Developmental Disabilities monitoring system (ADDM). Crawford is a board-certified speech-language pathologist in the state of Maryland.

Financial Disclosures: Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures: None

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