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Sandra Laing Gillam

PhD, CCC-SLP

Sandra Laing Gillam is a Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University and the current Vice President for Speech Language Pathology Practice for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Since coming to Utah State, she has received numerous awards and honors including being named ASHA Fellow, Outstanding Alumnus, Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, and Outstanding Researcher of the Year. She earned her BS and MS degrees in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology at Auburn University and began her career as a speech language pathologist in public schools. Dr. Gillam obtained her Doctorate at The University of Memphis and began her academic career at The University of Alabama. She currently teaches courses in language development and disorders, assessment and intervention for language disorders, and professional issues. Her research interests include language and literacy impairments, diverse populations and comprehension. Sandi has received funding for her research from the Institute of Education Sciences.

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Narrative Proficiency & School-Age Children with Language Impairment

Presented by Sandra Laing Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP

Narrative Proficiency & School-Age Children with Language Impairment

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Children with language impairment have difficulty developing proficiency in narrative language. This course will provide an overview of what narrative proficiency is, what is it composed of, why it is important for academic and social success, and the kinds of difficulties that school-age students with language impairments may experience in developing it. Procedures, approaches and research studies supporting the use of narrative intervention techniques for students with language impairment will be summarized.

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Narrative Assessment for School-Age Children with Language Impairment

Presented by Sandra Laing Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP

Narrative Assessment for School-Age Children with Language Impairment

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Narrative language skills are an important part of curricular standards related to literacy. Children with language impairment have difficulty developing proficiency in narrative language. This course will provide an overview of procedures that may be used for analyzing narrative proficiency. The Test of Narrative Language-2, a standardized measure of narrative comprehension and production, and a criterion-referenced measure of narrative production, Monitoring Indicators of Scholarly Language (MISL), will be described. A holistic scoring procedure useful for characterizing oral narratives will also be discussed.

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Narrative Intervention for School-Age Children with Language Impairment

Presented by Sandra Laing Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP

Narrative Intervention for School-Age Children with Language Impairment

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Narrative language skills contribute to academic success for school-age students. Children with language impairment have difficulty acquiring narrative proficiency. This may negatively impact their academic performance in oral and written contexts. This course will summarize a narrative intervention program entitled Supporting Knowledge in Language and Literacy (SKILL). Service-delivery options for using SKILL in school settings will be summarized.

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