The Oral Language Acquisition Inventory, Second Edition (OLAI-2)

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This webinar describes the OLAI-2 and its measurement of language- and literacy-based skills. Results provide teachers a model of measurement that translates directly to intervention. The Oracy Instructional Guide/Guia para la instruccion de oracy is the companion to the OLAI/Inventario linking research and theory to assessment and instruction. 

Presenter: Lance M Gentile, PhD

This is a research based assesment containing three specific areas of emphasis: Language Structures, Story Retelling and Learning Behavior. The instrument was developed, in English and Spanish, from the author's actionable studies and field work to meet the needs of many students in today's classrooms who are least experienced in these areas of development. Results provide teachers a model of measurement that translates directly to intervention. The OLAI and Inventario are very helpful for testing and teaching Tier II and III students according to the Response to Intervention (RTI) Legislation. They are sensitive enough to identify growth over short periods of time for those students who do not demonstrate anticipated progress during regular classroom instruction. The OALI and Inventario establish five stages of language development and provide a clear index of value added progress in each area of measurement across grade levels. They contain the information needed to apply results to effective teaching and intervention.

The Oracy Instructional Guide/Guia para la instruccion de oracy is the companion to the OLAI/Inventario linking research and theory to assessment and instruction. The Guide/Guia contains a variety of appropriate activities for each stage of language development. Explicit examples of procedures and content show teachers how to modify interactions with students during intervention in oral language development, story retelling and to help students develop positive responses when learning is stressful.