This past weekend, Speech Language Literacy Lab (SL3) co-founder Jen Preschern travelled to Pittsburgh for the ASHA Schools Convention to present on Universal Benchmarking & RTI: A Model for Preschool and Kindergarten. If you missed the presentation, here is a link to our handout.
Thank you to everyone who came out to our poster session. We had attendees from 22 different states and 2 foreign countries (Japan and Canada). Many conference participants were interested in learning about how to create a systematic RTI process for language. We discussed out the KLBA is a quick and easy tool to:
Some participants also asked about how we manage to find time to language benchmark an entire grade. At Speech Language Literacy Lab, we recommend moving to a workload approach, with time allocated for language benchmarking three times a year. Here is a description of how we did this in our district. The KLBA takes 3-4 minutes per student, making it possible to assess the entire kindergarten class three times per year.
Thank you to everyone who came to support Speech Language Literacy Lab. If your school is interested in learning more, here is a link to SL3's professional learning opportunities.
SL3's next conference presentation is the American Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention this November in sunny Florida.
Enjoy the last few days of summer.