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Webinar: Test of Early Language and Literacy (TELL) Diagnostic Test Overview

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Facilitator(s): Linda Phillips
Denyse Hayward
Date:April 10, 2017
Time:3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 17-LI-332

Target Audience

District Leaders, Speech and Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Educators, Teachers and Administrators

You will receive an email on "how to access" prior to the webinar.

About this learning opportunity

The Test of Early Language and Literacy (TELL) is a Canadian Diagnostic assessment for children ages 3-8 that measures language and reading skills. This test provides Oral Language, Literacy and composite scores based on Canadian norms. TELL can be administered by speech and language pathologists, early childhood educators and teachers. It only takes 30-60 minutes to administer and is hand-scorable for immediate results.

Brief Introduction of Test of Early Language and Literacy (TELL) developed by Drs. Linda Phillips, Denyse Hayward and Stephen Norris, University of Alberta and published by Nelson Education.

We will divide the Webinar into two sections equal in time: The introduction of TELL followed by Q & A. The purpose for, uniqueness of, and the need for TELL will be discussed followed by an introduction to the eight developmental sections.

You are encouraged to attend the full day training on May 2, 2017. To register and for more information, click: 

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Linda M. Phillips is a Centennial Professor and Director of the Canadian Centre for Research on Literacy in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Linda has published extensively on her work in reading including a test of children’s inferential reasoning; reading in conventional and dynamic assessment contexts; the study of emergent and family literacy; and, the use of fMRI studies in understanding reading development. Dr. Phillips brings years of diagnosis, prevention, remediation, intervention, and teaching to testing early language and literacy.

Denyse V. Hayward is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. Denyse completed her doctoral studies in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta. She has also co-authored an oral narrative test. She worked as a speech-language pathologist in Alberta for close to two decades (Calgary Board of Education, REACH program, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, AHS). Dr. Hayward beings her clinical expertise coupled with her research interests and publications to her focus on functional and naturalistic assessment and intervention practises for children from at-risk populations to testing early language and literacy.