Intervention for Narrative and Expository Discourse in Adolescents

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst
    • Student

Course Description

This course is offered by BYU as a cooperative with ASHA Approved Provider CIAO Seminars

After attending this course, participants will increase their breadth and depth of knowledge concerning the nature and persistence of language disorders in adolescents; methods that can be used to assess language development in adolescents; and methods that can be used to design curriculum-relevant intervention for the literate lexicon, narrative discourse, and expository discourse.
Specific treatment/evaluation problems the course will address
  1. Language sampling in narrative and expository discourse
  2. Intervention for the literate lexicon in science, math, and literature
  3. Intervention for narrative discourse in relation to the literature classroom
  4. Intervention for expository discourse in relation to the science classroom
Target Audience: Practicing Speech-Language Pathologists and graduate students in communication sciences and disorders
Course Level: Advanced
Assessment Method: An online multiple-choice quiz (80% passing score)
Completion Requirements: Attendance (sign-in and out), pass online quiz, submit online evaluation form
ASHA CEUs: Complete and turn in ASHA CE Participant Form (bubble sheet) to host at course

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the nature and persistence of developmental language disorders (DLDs)
  • Identify morphologically complex words in middle school textbooks
  • Identify context clues to the meanings of difficult words in middle school textbooks
  • Explain how to elicit, transcribe, code, and analyze language samples from adolescents
  • Explain how to establish relevant goals for language intervention in three main areas: Literate Lexicon, Narrative Discourse and Expository Discourse

Marilyn Nippold


Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP is an internationally-known scholar in adolescent language development and disorders, with particular expertise in the areas of language sampling, complex syntax, critical thinking, and word learning. A professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Oregon, she has served as a co-principal investigator on a longitudinal study of language development, funded by the National Institutes of Health, and on a cross-linguistic study of adolescent language development funded by the Binational Science Foundation (Israel-US). A Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1999, Professor Nippold has published eight books and 129 journal articles and book chapters, and has made 220 professional presentations. In 2015, she received Honors of the Association, ASHA’s highest award, for “distinguished and exceptional contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.” She also received the Distinguished Alumni Award, from Purdue University in 2017, the Editor’s Award from ASHA (1983, 2001), and the Outstanding Publications Award from the Council for Exceptional Children (2009). Professor Nippold is a former public school Speech-Language Pathologist and served as Editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools for over five years. Currently she serves on the Editorial Board of Child Language Teaching and Therapy, an international research journal. Professor Nippold has successfully collaborated on research and writing projects with scholars from around other countries, including Australia, England, Israel, and New Zealand.

Financial Disclosure: Marilyn A. Nippold receives a speaking fee from BYU for this course.
Non-Financial Disclosure: none to disclose

Day 1

07:45 - 08:30
Continental Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00
Introduction, objectives and common core state standards
09:00 - 09:30
Nature and persistence of DLDs
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 11:15
Language sampling with adolescents
11:15 - 12:15
Literate lexicon – nature and intervention
12:15 - 01:15
01:15 - 02:15
Narrative discourse – nature and intervention
02:15 - 02:30
02:30 - 03:30
Expository Discourse – nature and intervention
03:30 - 04:00
Conclusion, Q&A

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area)

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6.0 Hrs (0.6 CEUs)
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (ASHA bubble sheet must be submitted at course)

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area)


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