New! Free Webinar on Syntax Assessment!
Laureate offers a free Syntax Tests CD designed to help professionals assess an individual’s understanding of 33 grammatical forms essential to sentence comprehension and production. Persistent difficulties with syntax are a defining characteristic of language impairments.
Now, Laureate is pleased to announce a free one-hour webinar conducted by Laureate’s President Dr. Mary Wilson (CCC-SLP). The goal of this webinar is to have attendees learn how to use the new Syntax Tests CD to evaluate students with a variety of language needs. This training session is free of charge if you gather 5 or more speech-language pathologists or special educators in one location. All participants will receive Laureate's free syntax assessment CD prior to the webinar and Dr. Wilson will be available to answer questions during the session.
The items on the syntax assessment CD have been taken from two of Laureate’s new Sterling Editions programs, LanguageLinks®: Syntax Assessment & Intervention and Prepositions! Together, these programs test and train over 85 syntactic forms necessary for basic sentence comprehension and production. Both programs help students build language and become better communicators.
The LanguageLinks and Prepositions! software is appropriate for use with:
Development of these programs was supported by Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
The Syntax Tests CD can be used to test understanding of basic sentence forms. During the webinar, attendees will learn to effectively use Laureate’s Syntax Tests CD for language assessments, AT and AAC evaluations, as well as pre-school and kindergarten screenings. Since scanning is built-in, it is also a useful tool for assessing individuals who use a single switch. Participants will also learn how to produce and interpret the various built-in reports.
Assessment is just the first step in intervention. Following an in-depth review of the Syntax Tests CD, participants will learn how to use Laureate’s LanguageLinks: Syntax Assessment & Intervention and Prepositions! software to deliver services to students within varying educational settings.To schedule a free webinar, please call us at 1-800-562-6801 Monday–Friday between 8am and 5pm. We can also create custom webinars on the topic of your choice.