Crossing the Bridge: Developing Metalinguistic Awareness and Strategies Webinar (Recording)

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This program will give a short overview of metalinguistic development followed by a case study that illustrates a multi-step process.

Presenter: Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Metalinguistic awareness is often underdeveloped in children with language disorders and learning disabilities and may require classroom and other interventions to foster metalinguistic abilities and strategic language use. This program will give a short overview of metalinguistic development followed by a case study that illustrates a multi-step process.  Methods and strategies for developing critical thinking and semantic, syntactic, and conversational flexibility will be outlined and discussed with emphasis on the CELF-5 Metalinguistics test results. Methods and processes for developing critical thinking and semantic, syntactic and conversational flexibility and strategies will be outlined and discussed. Participants will acquire new perspectives of metalinguistics and strategic language use and obtain immediately applicable templates for implementing the methods and strategies discussed.