This workshop includes information on normal language development (grammar, semantics and pragmatics) and language therapy for children with a language age of 2 to 5 years. Practical ideas for activities, strategies and working with parents will be discussed. The workshop is illustrated with video clips of children
Blades is a framework for language therapy. It is based on the Bristol Language Study, a large and powerful study of typical language development from 2-5 years.
Information from more recent projects has been added. Five stages of intervention are presented, along with suggested goals and strategies for each stage.
Learning objectives include:
- Developing familiarity with the semantics and pragmatics sections of the Bristol study.
- Using this information to plan and implement informal language assessments and select appropriate goals.
- Developing strategies to effect change in the language of children.
Who should attend?
- Registrants must be speech pathologists.
- It is relevant for speech pathologists working with a paediatric caseload where language intervention is required.
- The workshop level is ‘core practice to practice progression’.
- No particular pre-requisite skills are required.
- Student speech pathologists who have completed child language lectures are welcome to attend.
The workshop has been presented many times since 2008 but was completely revamped in 2013.
Before the workshop
There are no recommended pre-readings and participants are not required to bring anything to the event. All materials are provided.
Two day workshop in Hobart on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019
8.45 am registration for a 9.15 am start, concludes at 4.45pm
If you have any questions about the workshop or venue, please contact Erin Masson, CPD Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the registration process please contact National Office email@example.com or 1300 368 835.