Sonoma County Office of Education

Diagnostic Center North: (PART 1) Assessment of Dual Language Learners: An Overview

Virtual Session Part 1 of 2 (1.5 hours) This two part training will provide participants with a guided overview of the best practice guidelines for assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students as conducted by Diagnostic Center-Northern California. The framework was developed to address the disproportionate number of culturally and linguistically diverse students being over-and under-identified for speech-language services.

Participants Will:

  • Become familiar with best practice guidelines for designing and conducting an unbiased language and communication assessment.
  • Become familiar with the DCN framework to conduct language and communication assessments.
  • Receive copies of the forms used at the center to guide future assessments.
  • Become familiar with additional resources to support and inform assessments of Dual Language Learners.
  • A Certificate of Completion is available to participants. This may be used to document professional development hours or applied towards the credential requirements for Education Specialist Level II non-university activities. The Diagnostic Center is also a California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board approved continuing professional development provider.

    When Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    Location Virtual via Zoom
    Presenter Liz Arenas, M.S., CCC-SLP-L, Speech-Language Pathologist
    Cost Free
    Audience Speech-Language Pathologists
    Registration closes 08/22/2022
    Registration Norma Leiva-Fernandez, 7075242750,
    Questions Andrea Wells, 707 524 2764,

    Online Registration is not available.