05/08
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Target Audience
Speech-Language Pathology

Levels
Intermediate
Advanced

Time & Length of Session
Morning Sessions

Language Difficulties in the Preschool Years: Developmental Trajectories and Considerations in Identifying Risk for Developmental Language Disorder

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

In recent years, an international panel of experts released recommendations for the identification of developmental language disorder (DLD), emphasizing an understanding of risk factors and long-term prognosis. This presentation will provide an overview of the current literature on outcomes of early language difficulties, factors that may be predictive of long-term outcomes and risk for DLD, and important considerations for assessment in the later preschool years. The presentation will be in lecture format with multiple opportunities for group discussions.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss recommended terminology for preschool-aged children with language difficulties, and be familiar with the rationale for the recommended terminology.
  2. Describe the current evidence on trajectories of language development in children with early language difficulties.
  3. Describe risk factors for DLD and identify important prognostic indicators and assessment considerations for the early and later preschool years.
Speaker

Monique Charest
PhD, R.SLP, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP