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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T27 - Fourth Pillar Power: Deepen Vocabulary Knowledge Without All Those Words!

Oct 25, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 25, 2018 4:30pm

Standard: $20.00


Seasoned speech-language pathologists will, in the context of research-based recommendations, share how their discovery of semantic reasoning can improve deep vocabulary knowledge without relying on rote memorization or verbal explanation. Data from recent independent research studies is shared, showing the very significant impact the InferCabulary method has on vocabulary learning. Participants receive materials so they can immediately implement the methods.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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 complexity of vocabulary knowledge and its important role in reading and reading intervention.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the relationship between language development and acquisition of reading, written language and math proficiency.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Recognize the various speech/language issues of children who have dyslexia and other related language learning disabilities.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Access potential applications of language-based technology for direct instruction and/or accommodation for students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.

Disclosure:  Beth Lawrence and Deena Seifert are co-founders of the for-profit company, InferCabulary, and receive payment for annual licenses sold through their website. They receive royalties for sales of the Test of Semantic Reasoning which may be discussed in this session. No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


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