Embedding Grammar and Vocabulary Intervention in Science Curriculum

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Session Dates

Monday March 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


In this presentation, we will discuss the language learning profile of school-age children with Developmental Language Disorder.  We will describe the language demands of elementary school science curriculum and then discuss how these language demands align with the profile observed in children with Language Disorder. We will provide an overview of evidence based approaches to grammar and vocabulary intervention and illustrate how these techniques can be deployed during academic instruction.  Participants will have an opportunity to practice identifying challenging language/language targets within the curriculum and identify opportunities to apply EBP language intervention techniques in isolation and within curricular components.


  1. Participants will be able to describe Rich Vocabulary Instruction and Recasting as methods for supporting science instruction
  2. Participants will be able to identify Tier II words and different types of complex syntactic frames in science curriculum
  3. Participants will be able to insert treatment strategies for vocabulary and grammar into grade level appropriate science curriculum

Target Audience

Speech and language pathologists


Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individualĀ“s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.




Topics Covered: Speech & Language

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Amanda Owen Van Horne

Event Contact:


Distance Learning
800-446-5607 x6884