Clinical Assessment of Narrative Skills
Early detection of narrative difficulties is important for identification of children at risk for future social and academic deficits. Narrative assessments can provide a wealth of information regarding children’s speech and language development including but not limited to working memory, word retrieval abilities, syntactic structure, vocabulary knowledge and use, sequencing abilities, perspective taking skills, conversational cohesion and fluidity as well as speech clarity. This session will provide rationale in support of narrative assessments; describe clinical assessment of narrative abilities in preschool and school aged children, provide participants with specific recommendations for evaluating children’s narratives as well as demonstrate to participants how to score various narrative transcripts.
5 mins - Disclosures, Introduction
25 mins - Review of current research
50 mins - Objectives
Explain the impact of narrative difficulties on language development and academic performance
Discuss stages of narrative development from preschool through adolescence
Describe how to elicit narratives in children of various ages
Identify specific elements of clinical narrative assessment with respect to analysis
30 mins - Results and Recommendations
10 mins - Q&A
ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs,
CA SLPAHB: 2 hrs
CMH: 2 hrs
About the Presenter
Financial— Dr. Zangari received a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference
Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- Explain the impact of narrative difficulties on language development and academic performance
- Discuss stages of narrative development from preschool through adolescence
- Describe how to elicit narratives in children of various ages
- Identify specific elements of clinical narrative assessment with respect to analysis
Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements
This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.
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