Supporting children with language impairments towards developing age-appropriate vocabulary
Written and presented by Niamh Egan, Senior Speech & Language Therapist. Vocabulary is exceptionally important in helping individuals access new learning, and new opportunities – both inside the school system and as a predictor of future success. For the Speech and Language impaired child, this is often an area where they can fall behind easily. In this course, you will learn:
Understanding and Core Concepts of the importance of vocabulary Describe the main divisions and types of vocabulary To describe how words work or the main features of words Identify the vocabulary associated with the ages and stages in language development.
Early years & Primary School
How to align vocabulary instruction to the curriculum
Beyond Primary School
How to approach vocabulary instruction for secondary students, who are bombarded with new words each day, and are expected to be self directed in finding their meanings and definitions.