"The articulation key words were most beneficial! Loved the therapy ideas and shared resources!"
"I appreciated the research underscoring that encouraging and supporting the expansion of the primary language does not have a negative impact on L2, but, rather, it helps in its development."
"This course has the most up-to-date information from leading researchers in the bilingual language learning area as well as language and literacy. Everything presented has been mentioned in other presentations that I have attended or taken on the computer. I think it is another great course in a growing area of the field."
"I think the information and resources provided in the course will be very helpful to SLPs, particularly working in the school setting, but also in private practice. I liked how the course brought together many interventions and showed how they are backed by research for maximum efficacy. I would absolutely recommend this course to my colleagues. I am considered the specialist in my district when it comes to cultural and linguistic diversity so I have studied the content of this course extensively. I think the author of the course did an excellent job."
"This is my second course with this speaker. FINALLY, a speaker who gets to the practical point. I can use everything she says. My first professor in graduate school said: 'Explain things so that your mother will understand it.' This speaker is wonderful. I will use her name as I search for more online courses."
"The resources for material for home programs as well as teaching parents about the normal development and strategies were helpful. Overall, the course was excellent, it was organized and provided wonderful resources."
"The Advocacy section was a surprise bonus. There's been a lot of pressure in our area to reduce caseloads by using a stricter definition of educational impact."
"The resources embedded within the course made this self-study dynamic and interactive."
"I really liked how she talked about how important it is to be a cheerleader for the parent. I never really thought about how articulation homework can be seen as intimidating. The resources found in this course are fantastic!"
"I have been using the high intensity model this year, so I was very excited to get so many ideas that I can start using tomorrow. In addition, I really liked the section at the end re: therapy in the schools - specifically the information about non academic adverse effects. This has been a topic at many speech meetings, and I am going to share this information with my fellow SLPs."
"I thought you offered great ideas for activities to elicit as many productions as possible that still engage students of various ages! I'm excited to start utilizing several of the suggestions from this course and I know my students will benefit! I found this course to be insightful in terms of eligibility for speech services within the public school setting as well."
"I appreciated the articles sited to support HIHR practice. The activities section gave me more ideas for my own therapy. Very practical information and easily applied to real situations."
"So many excellent practical ideas that can easily and immediately put into practice in therapy sessions. Presenter was articulate and had many good practical ideas for therapy."
"The POP sheets are excellent!! And going through them in a detailed coverage was very helpful too. I will definitely be using these in my daily practice!! I enjoyed the very practical information and the coverage of it in a very engaging and almost conversational manner."
"I loved the handouts with vocabulary and play-based ideas for parents that the SLP can help teach and facilitate. I also appreciated the discussion about multilingual families."
"This should be a required course for any new clinician or graduate SLP that will be working with parents/children. In my opinion, based on many years of supervising clinicians and my 20 years experience in early intervention, you must know how to engage, teach, and be a partner with parents in order to be successful with the children. Many clinicians know language therapy but do not understand the importance of 'partnering' with the parents. They aren't being taught how to communicate to parents. Your course does exactly that!"
"The presenter was thorough when explaining the necessary equipment, pros & cons, licensure issues, and therapy strategies/resources. The section highlighting therapy materials for online use was most beneficial."
"This answered all of my questions about telepractice! Very informative. Great examples of therapy materials!"
"The samples of how therapy can be done online were beneficial. Very practical course."
"This course provided a lot of resources for graphic organizers and leveled storybooks, it is hard to find all these resources when just doing a search. The research shows how the use of books increases so many aspects of a child's language abilities, it was nice to see that in the text."
"I really enjoyed the 3-step teaching method of pre-teach, read, and follow-up activity to check comprehension. The course was precise and provided many resources. Because I work in early intervention some of the strategies will need to be altered to benefit children on my caseload."
"I enjoyed the very specific approaches to and hierarchies for how to effectively and systematically use storybooks to improve articulation and language skills. Love, love, love the sample goals and benchmarks as well, thank you. Honestly, this course was more thorough and useful than I expected based on other online courses I've taken. Excellent course!"
"She did an excellent job of outlining the true necessity of play in making speech and language gains. She highlighted how skills learned through play foster progress in later developing speech, language and pre-academic skills. It was so refreshing to sit down and have Ana Paula remind us of why we do what we do. I also loved her ideas on how to encourage more home play with the child and their family. Excellent resources too!"
"The author is clearly very knowledgeable. I appreciated her liberal inclusion of internet resources and the tables provided. This eCourse has definitely peaked my interest in Accent Reduction and desire to gain more training."
"The wealth of information, websites, insights regarding specific accents made it really outstanding!"
"I really liked how the presenter provided so many resources, including websites and books, to connect us with more information and materials. I will definitely share these resources with my families. I liked how the course integrated research with case studies so that I could see real-world application of the strategies we learned about."
"The topic was very interesting and informative. The author really covered the issues I have encountered working in a school with multicultural students."
"The discussion on ways in which to assess bilingual children and how to interpret findings was most beneficial. I enjoyed the clarity and concise manner in which information was presented within the course."