Laura Epstein and Betty Yu receive compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Laura Epstein and Betty Yu have no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Laura Epstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Laura Epstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor, Program Coordinator and School Internship Coordinator at San Francisco State University. Her research and clinical focus is on Spanish-bilingual language development/disorders and inclusion. She was California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention Program Co-Chair, 2014 & 2015, and Volunteer Committee Co-Chair in 2016. She was awarded the CSHA Diversity Award,…Read full bio
Betty Yu, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Betty Yu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education & Communicative Disorders. Before joining the faculty at San Francisco State, she practiced as a speech-language therapist primarily serving young children and their families in minority communities. Her research interest is in how children's language development interfaces with the development of sociocultural competence.…Read full bio
1. Language Differences versus Language Disorders: A Framework for Assessment
In this chapter you will learn what disproportionality defined as and what are the federal requirements and ASHA guidelines for the assessment of children who speak languages in addition to English. You will also cover the decision-making points that determine whether a child is most likely showing a language difference or a language disorder.
2. Family-Centered Assessment Case Study & Demonstration
This chapter will demonstrate a family-centered assessment process that incorporates the ecologically-focused, integrated functional assessment.
3. School-Responsive Assessment Case Study & Demonstration
This chapter will demonstrate a school-responsive assessment process that incorporates the ecologically-focused, integrated functional assessment.
4. Q&A Discussion
A question and answer session with the instructors and a student in her clinical fellowship year discussing what was covered in the course.