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Assessment of English Language Learners: An Overview

This training is intended to provide participants with a guided look at the Diagnostic Center-Northern California’s best practice guidelines for the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students. The framework was developed to address the disproportionate number of English Language Learners being over- and under-identified for speech-language services.

Participants Will:

  • Become familiar with guidelines for designing and conducting an unbiased and best practices language and communication assessment.
  • Review guidelines for the language and communication assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students developed by participants of the Dual Language Project.
  • Receive copies of the forms used at the center to help guide them in future assessment.
  • Become familiar with resources for additional support and information.
  • Please note that Registration starts at 8:00 AM and lunch will be provided.

Note Regarding Payment:
You must select CHECK or CREDIT CARD to complete this registration.

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There will be no refunds; however, substitutions are always welcome.

    When Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Location SCOE, Oak Room D
    Presenter 8:30 - 11:30: Andrea Wells, SLP, SELPA; Jessica Lickey, SLP, Windsor; Rosannah Hayden, SLP, Rincon Valley Partnership.
    12:30 - 3:30: Liz Arenas, M.S., CCC-SLP-L, Speech-Language Pathologist
    Cost $75.00
    Audience Speech-Language Pathologists
    Attendance is limited to current employees of Sonoma County SELPA or Sonoma County Charter SELPA member districts and agencies.
    Registration Norma Leiva-Fernandez, (707) 524-2752,
    Questions Andrea Wells, 2097704156,

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