This professional development program is designed for teachers of the deaf who have 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. This practical workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to administer and score the battery of tests.
At the completion of the CASL workshop participants will be able to:
Angela Kinsella-Ritter is the Consultant Speech Pathologist for Pearson Clinical Assessment for Australia and New Zealand. 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. Angela is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and a Member of Speech Pathology Australia.