The Test of Early Written Language, Third Edition (TEWL-3), the Test of Written Language, Fourth Edition (TOWL-4) and the Oral and Written Language Scales, Second Edition (OWLS-II) are assessments that can be administered by appropriately qualified Teachers of the Deaf. Accurate administration and scoring of these assessments is essential and this practical workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to administer and score a plethora of tests.
Comprehensive diagnostic tests of written expression providing insight into a child's understanding about language and his/her ability to use the writing tools of language as well as their ability to construct a story when provided with a picture prompt. These tests are used to identify students who have poor written language skills; determine students' particular strengths and weaknesses in various writing abilities; and document students' progress in intervention writing programs.
A detailed and integrated assessment of basic oral and written language skills. Using the OWLS-II scale enables teachers to identify language delays; identify strengths and weaknesses; and guide intervention planning.
Teachers of the deaf and allied health professionals who are Registered User Level B test users with Pearson Clinical Assessment. Note: A User Level B is an Allied Health or Special Education Professional. This applies to but is not limited to undergraduate and Masters’ degrees in speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and may include special education, social work, medical and behavioural science
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After this workshop, participants will be able to:
Identify the importance of conducting a rigorous program of language and literacy assessments with children and students who are DHH
Administer, score and interpret standardised assessments of language and literacy
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.
The VDEI Learning Centre Learning Centre Victorian Deaf Education Institute 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004
The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).
Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI's learning centre.1. Metered street parking is available on St Kilda Road and High Street; and2. All day paid car parking in nearby complexes:Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street and the Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane.Please check their websites for accurate prices and early bird specials. Unfortunately there is no longer access to parking facilities on site at VDEI.