Your student struggles with story comprehension and expression both in academic and social settings. What is the root cause for this breakdown? What is your starting point for intervention?
This Certification is the next step in the evolution of your teaching and therapy and a way to transform how you practice as a professional!
Implement the Story Grammar Marker®/Braidy the StoryBraid® Approach with fidelity…
SESSION 1: April 28, 2021, 4pm-7pm
SESSION 2: May 5, 2021, 4pm-7pm
SESSION 3: May 12, 2021, 4pm-7pm
SESSION 4: June 2, 2021, 4pm-7pm
Zoom Live Virtual Meetings
Includes: E-Book with Required Templates and Progress Monitoring Forms, Certificate: MindWing Professional Narrative Certification, 1.2 ASHA CEUs (see qualifications below)
To register, add the Certification to your cart, and check out.
To participate in this Certification you must own or have access to MindWing’s Story Grammar Marker® manual and tools or Braidy the StoryBraid® manual and tools AND answer YES to at least one of the following statements:
* Please note: MindWing Professional Narrative Certification is a newly designed virtual format to replace our previous in-person, intensive Story Grammar Marker® Certification that has been completed by more than 100 professionals in the past several years. Colleagues who have completed previous Certifications may use their special discount to join this virtual certification.
Participants will be able to…
|4:00-4:30||Introduction to Certification/Review of SGM® Approach|
|4:30-5:30||Identifying your student’s baseline narrative level using the SGM® Narrative Developmental Stages, Progress Monitoring Forms for Narrative Macrostructure and Microstructure|
|5:30-6:15||Scoring a language sample|
|6:15-7:00||Formulating narrative goals to guide intervention and facilitate thinking, academics, and social/emotional growth.|
|ONE WEEK in between Sessions 1 & 2: Participants Assess their Student and Write Goals|
|4:00-5:30||Participants present their Scored Samples and 3 Narrative Goals for their student; Discuss and Debrief as a group with feedback from presenters.|
|5:30-7:00||Analyzing children’s literature to design intervention that addresses narrative text structure, sentence, vocabulary development, and Social-Emotional Growth.|
|ONE WEEK in between Sessions 2 & 3: Participants choose a book for intervention, analyze the book for narrative macrostructure and microstructure and design the intervention based on their 3 goals for their student.|
|4:00-6:00||Participants Present their Narrative Analysis and Plan for Intervention. Discuss and Debrief as a group with feedback from presenters.|
|6:00-7:00||Monitoring students’ progress using our systematic and explicit tools to inform intervention.|
|2 WEEKS in between Sessions 3 & 4: Participants provide intervention with their student in 4 sessions; the final session with student includes the Post Assessment.|
|4:00-6:00||Participants present their Intervention and pre/post progress monitoring results.|
|6:00-6:30||Group Discusses Students’ Progress|
|6:30-7:00||Wrap-Up and Q&A|
Maryellen is the Founder and President of MindWing Concepts. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Communication Disorders and receiving her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Pennsylvania State University, she began her now 50-year professional career. She worked in several roles; school-based SLP, SLP in a home care/community-based setting, Assistant Professor, Diagnostician, and Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development. She created the Story Grammar Marker® and was awarded two U.S. patents. In 2011, Moreau received the Boise Peace Quilt Project Award for her work with children in the area of conflict resolution and social communication. In 2014, she received the Alice H. Garside Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Branch (MABIDA) for exemplary leadership, service, or achievement in the area of helping children with dyslexia and language learning disabilities Moreau is an internationally recognized presenter.
Linda received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1981 from the University of Maryland. In 2014 she received her CAGS from American International College as a Reading Specialist. Linda has practiced in many settings, including hospital, public and private schools. She is the former Principal of the Curtis Blake Day School of the Children’s Study Home, for students with dyslexia/LLD. Linda has presented at the Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association and the American Speech-Language Hearing Conventions. She also presented on the topic of “Narratives” at a learning disabilities conference in the United Arab Emirates. In her current role, Linda uses her 25+ years of experience with Story Grammar Marker®, ThemeMaker®, and MindWing’s other methodologies as a trainer, presenter, and co-author on new publications.
This program is offered for a maximum of 1.2 ASHA CEUs (12 hours, Intermediate level; Professional area). No partial credit will be provided.
ASHA CEUs will be provided by Community Rehab Associates, Inc.http://cratherapy.com/
We are very appreciative of our friends at Community Rehab Associates, Inc. (http://cratherapy.com/) for collaborating with us to provide our participants with ASHA CEUs.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
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The purpose of the SGM® App is to help children think, communicate and learn. Since 1991, millions of children worldwide have benefited from using the colorful, patented icons of the Story Grammar Marker® (SGM®), a research-based tool for helping children with telling and retelling stories, comprehension, writing, reading comprehension and social communication. Now, the SGM® has come to life in the form of an App with exciting animation and engaging features that allow kids to see, listen, touch, move and interact with the icons to tell create a story!
Teachers, speech language pathologists, reading specialists, literacy coaches and parents can use this App with kids to help them “Become a Star Reporter” and create & tell their story or re-tell something they have read, seen or experienced. This app will help children to organize their thoughts for expressing or writing. It can help them with critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as to make connections among texts, themselves and the world around them.
The icons in this App are designed to “free up” working memory by giving kids a visual representation of the parts of a story that they can see, touch and move! They can type, draw, import images or import pictures from the camera roll to create a unique story or to retell a story from a book, show or movie. After creating each story, they can use the SGM® to assist them in telling their story and recording it. They can then become the SGM® Star Reporter and hear themselves telling their story! Each story can be saved and/or emailed to parents/teachers/specialists to monitor progress.
The Story Grammar Marker® can be used to support Common Core State Standards. This app is fun and engaging — and the methodology is research-based! Enjoy!
The East Meets West™ Quick Start includes Volumes I & II of East Meets West and a Teacher Story Grammar Marker® manipulative. East Meets West I & II are guides for the implementation of evidence-based clinical intervention for students who have language and reading disabilities. The authors, Maryellen Rooney Moreau, MEd, CCC-SLP, of MindWing Concepts and Judy K. Montgomery, PhD, CCC-SLP, of Chapman University, analyzed 22 picture story books for theme, narrative structure, expository text features, phonological sensitivity skills, vocabulary and aspects of cultural influence. Each book or author is on the recommended lists for California or Massachusetts, hence the title, East Meets West™. East Meets West™ guides educators through aural/oral activities using quality children’s literature as a base and by...
“Books can be created in many ways. These books came to life when we, two speech-language pathologists (Judy from California and Maryellen from Massachusetts), met one another in Dallas, Texas. We both look out onto different oceans at home, yet surprisingly we had many common experiences. Sitting on a pair of rocking chairs on a wooden porch at the end of a long day, we began talking. We talked about books, communication, language and literacy. That conversation quickly brought to light our mutual LOVE for helping children, and the educators who touch their lives. Here we were, “smack dab” in the middle of the country discovering our ideas and passion for education were merging with amazing speed and energy--just like a cross country highway! At the same time, each of our states was launching a huge reading initiative, and we knew we had a part to play in it. We were in the middle of the country and we were linking East and West. A book was born. We hope our passion helps you further yours.” Judy K. Montgomery’s comment about the East Meets West™ series
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Our progress monitoring and benchmark tools will assist you in planning and implementing instruction and intervention as you collaborate with colleagues to foster student engagement. Using our data collection process, determine how individual students organize and interpret information used in problem solving. Differentiating instruction becomes a reality with the use of our evidenced based progress monitoring techniques. The analysis, interpretation and mindful use of data ultimately does make the difference for a child!
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