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Speech Therapy
Assessing Receptive, Expressive, and Social-Pragmatic Language Skills in Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

ESC-20 provides training, technical support, resources and information about speech therapy for students who have communication disorders.

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Important Session Information:

The diverse population in the United States gives all educators the opportunity to work with people from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Even if we do not speak the student’s native language, we can confidently distinguish language differences from disorders. We can also select appropriate goals and implement effective intervention approaches with students from low socio-economic and/or diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how languages interact and the resulting
    language patterns in English Language Learners.
  • Analyze and interpret results from speech and language samples of English
    language learners from different language errors.
  • Describe expected versus unexpected errors.
  • Describe benefits of using standardized tools and informal measures.
  • Evaluate social pragmatic tools and describe the impact of linguistic and
    cultural variations on them.

Handouts will be provided electronically 1-2 days prior to the workshop.  Please bring a device or printed copies to interact with the handouts during the presentation.

Dr. Kester will also be presenting an afternoon workshop on 12-18-19.  See session #63690 for more details.  

This program has been approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Presenter:  Ellen Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CEU
(3.25) Clock Hours
Recommended Event Titles
Speech Therapy
12 sessions
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Julia Eyer
Ellen Kester
Date Time Location
12/18/2019 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM Education Service Center Region 20 - Maverick Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208


1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map