Speech pathologist, Angela Kinsella-Ritter presented a twilight workshop entitled ‘The Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL), administration and scoring for novices’ to a full house at VDEI on Thursday 28 August 2014.
This program was designed for teachers of the deaf who had no experience with the administration of scoring of the Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL).
The CASL is an individual orally administered research based, theory driven oral language assessment battery for ages 3-21. The fifteen tests in the battery measure language processing skills - comprehension, expression and retrieval - in four different language structure categories: Lexical/Semantic, Syntactic, Supralinguistic and Pragmatic.
The workshop provided participants with the opportunity to administer and score the battery of tests. A professional learning program for advanced users of the test, focussing on the use case studies and setting goals will be available at VDEI in the near future.
Angela is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and a Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Angela specialises in paediatric language and literacy and the impact it has on academic achievement. Her extensive experience includes senior roles in community health, disability services and private practice. Angela has worked with children of all ages and abilities, and implements Best Practice standards and the most current evidence-based research in her work.