This interactive session, for instructors working with elementary, middle, and high school students with language-learning disabilities, provides concrete, theme-centered strategies for supporting language skills at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels. During the presentation, an emphasis is placed on leveraging semantic-feature analysis and micro-discourse for developing cohesion and elaboration of the personal sequence narrative (PSN). Participants see how these PSN techniques help to bridge narrative and expository discourse skills.
MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Recognize the nature of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities and the role of multisensory structured language instruction (MSL).
READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Examine the role of vocabulary acquisition and ability in listening and reading comprehension, and in speaking and writing.
TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the relationship between language development and acquisition of reading, written language and math proficiency.
TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for teaching specific language comprehension strategies for the students who are struggling with reading.
TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for developing writing skills.
Disclosure: Charles Haynes is the co-author of From Talking to Writing (2002) and received royalties from the sales of this book. No relevant financial relationship exists.
Professor, Clinical Supervisor,
MGH Institute of Health Professions