Effectively Teaching Students with Speech & Language Disorders

Presented by: Dr Carl Parsons

Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours       

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Outline of the workshop:

  • What are Speech and Language Disorders?
  • Who has Speech and Language Disorders?
  • How do we identify Speech and Language Disorders?
  • Setting Appropriate Goals for Teaching / Learning.
  • “Best Practice” Teaching in the Classroom.
  • Individual-Remedial Support (Intervention) Programs.
  • Discussion of a Range of Programs.
  • Case Studies.
  • Summary.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should have:

  • a fuller appreciation of the types of speech and language disorders.
  • practical strategies to effectively teach such students.
  • an increased understanding of their own students and how to ‘teach’ them.

Event Details:

  9th November, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Mulgrave Country Club

Wellington Rd & Jells Rd, Wheelers Hill

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  Target Audience: Teachers and Teacher Assistants at either Primary or Secondary level who work (or plan to work) with students who have language disorders.
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Dr Carl Parsons initially trained as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist. He completed a Master’s of Science degree in Education and a PhD in Communication Disorders and Psychology.

Much of his work has been in schools and clinics before coming to Australia in 1980. He also taught childhood language disorders in two American Universities before coming to Australia. Carl worked at the Lincoln Institute/School of Human Communication Disorders at LaTrobe University from 1980-2000 where he was the Associate Professor of Childhood Language Disorders, Associate Dean for Research, Chairperson in the School of Human Communication Disorders, Head of the Department of Podiatry, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. He has published more than 100 articles on communication disorders in international referred journals.

Dr Parsons is also a Visiting Professor with Monash University Centre for Developmental Disabilities Health-Victoria where he has worked with Monash University Malaysia to provide services to children with intellectual disabilities. Dr Parsons has lectured at various international university programs to speech pathologists, students in education, psychologists, and allied health assistants. He has presented more than 600 papers and workshops at international conferences. In 2012, the book entitled “An Extraordinary School: Re-modelling Special Education” was published by ACER Press. Dr Parsons has contributed five of the 8 chapters to this book including: Integrated Services, Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum, and How Arts Change the Brain.

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