Assessing Young Children’s Language Comprehension Using the Latest Science: The Quick Interactive Language Screener (QUILS)

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Assessing Young Children’s Language Comprehension Using the Latest Science: The Quick Interactive Language Screener (QUILS)

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  • February 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association Presents an Evening Meeting 
Assessing Young Children’s Language Comprehension Using the Latest Science: The Quick Interactive Language Screener (QUILS)
With Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor, UDE

Date: February 16, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Distance/Zoom

Course Description
In this course, we will explore the new QUILS™ instrument – a tablet-based, 15 minute assessment for children ages four to seven, which provides scores in the areas of vocabulary, syntax, process, and how readily children learn new language. Attendees will be familiarized with test items, the process for standardization in both English and Spanish, background and significance. Dr. Golinkoff will also be joined by Dr. Aquiles Iglesias, Professor and the Founding Director of the MA program in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Delaware. This event is pre-approved for 1.5 hours of Delaware state license CEUs.

Registration
This event is presented at no additional charge to DSHA members – please log into the DSHA website before attempting to register. This event is $5 for non-members.

Learning Objectives
1. Attendees will learn about the new test (QUILS) and its features.

2. They will identify how this test is different from the language tests that preceded it.

3. They will describe its structure and scores in 3 different areas.

4. They will be able to demonstrate how it works.

5. They will be able to give it online.

Agenda
6:30-6:35 Introduction

6:35-6:55 Presentation and small group discussion of test items

6:55-7:15 Background of test development, motivation and rationale

7:15-7:40 Standardization process in English and in Spanish

7:40-7:50 Significance of QUILS

7:50-8:00 Q&A

Presenter Bio
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, USA, University of Delaware, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education. Golinkoff ‘s PhD is from Cornell University. She has received many accolades including the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, and the Society for Research in Child Development’s Distinguished Contributions to Research Award. Her dissemination efforts were recognized with American Educational Research Association Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award. Her research has been funded by Federal agencies and the LEGO Foundation. She is known for her research on language development, the benefits of play, children’s spatial learning, and the effects of media on children.

Her latest project, Playful Learning Landscapes, brings physical installations to communities to engender conversation that promotes child well-being. She also created the QUILS: Quick Interactive Language Screener (in English and for Spanish bilinguals), designed to identify potential language problems between 3 and 6 years of age. She is deeply committed to sharing the latest research in education and development with the public and writes often for lay audiences, including her last book, Becoming brilliant: What science tells us about raising successful children, which reached the New York Times best-seller list.