Oral language comprehension difficulties in children & adolescents: Evidenc...

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Sirpa Tarvainen graduated as a Master of Arts in logopedics from the University of Helsinki in 2006. She has been working as a SLT for the City of Helsinki as well as a private practitioner. The content of her work has been evaluating children’s communicative and linguistic skills, working closely with parents and other professionals as well as planning and conducting speech and language therapy interventions. The clientele has been children with various linguistic difficulties. Currently she is working on her dissertation which focuses on oral language comprehension interventions. Via her company Taking Turns, she provides workshops about oral language comprehension interventions. From the beginning of 2018 she is also the chair of the Finnish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.

Oral language comprehension difficulties can have a signficant impact on children’s academic abilities and psychosocial functioning. This workshop will focus on interventions for children with developmental language disorders presenting with oral language comprehension difficulties. There are a range of interventions to enhance oral language comprehension and they can be conceptualised under the headings of:

1) Targeting child’s communication environment

2) Targeting child’s language

3) Targeting child’s language processing

An overview of these intervention foci (including theoretical and practical aspects) will be provided along with a review of the strength of evidence and efficacy of therapy techniques in these three areas. Two specific approaches to intervention will also be presented.

During the workshop the participants will make a preliminary intervention plan for a client. Each participant is therefore asked to bring one client case with them. The necessary info is age of the child, short background information, linguistic difficulties and how the difficulties affect everyday life.

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