The Many Faces of Language Comprehension

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Date: Friday, July 26, 2013

Course #: W673

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: $90

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Project for 3 credential hours in the area of Intervention


The development of comprehension in young children is a complex developmental process. It is often overlooked during assessment especially if the young child is already talking. This workshop will help participants gain a better understanding of the foundational capacities of shared attention, intentionality and shared meaning as necessary prerequisites for comprehension. Participants from all disciplines will have an opportunity to develop a better understanding of how a child’s individual learning profile can affect this important component of the communication process.


Sherri Cawn, M.A., CCC-SLP

Cawn is clinical director of Cawn-Krantz and Associates Developmental Therapies of suburban Chicago, and has 40 years of clinical pediatric experience specializing in the assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers, and school-age children. She is a leading practitioner of the DIR/Floortime® model in speech and language development and trains other professionals throughout the US and overseas on the concepts of this model. Sherri is the author of the self study DVD/Manual on the Assessment and Intervention of DIR/Floortime produced by the American Speech and Hearing Association in 2011.Sherri is co-author of Language Disorders chapter in the Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood. Sherri is a senior faculty member of the DIR Summer Institute and on the advisory board of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders and the Erikson Institute of Infant Mental health. She received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois.

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