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Improve Written Expression Using ‘Talk’: An Adolescent Confidence Builder: Effective & Proven

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Students continue to need to write to prove learning. Our students struggle with written expression. The obstacles are many:  limited motivation due to failure experiences (Berninger, 1994); cognitive overload due to the overwhelming number of tasks that the writer must perform without losing track of their original plan (Green, 2009); as well as difficulty controlling attention and something called ‘inner voice confusion’ suggested in studies of ‘sub-vocalizations’ created when individuals read, think, and write (Perrone-Bertolotti, et. al, 2014).

This presentation reveals the techniques that helped struggling writers overcome these obstacles, improve their written expression, pragmatic skills, and, as a byproduct, increase their confidence. This sequenced and piloted program teaches students to tap the neurolinguistics skills we all have to write.  The program has been successfully used in:  push in, whole class, and pull out services.

Attendees will:

  1. Identify at least one obstacle struggling writers experience when writing an essay.
  2. Recall at least one technique that helps struggling writers overcome obstacles.
  3. Describe at least one procedure that results in students’ use of procedural memory, a relative strength (per Martha Burns, 2016).



CSHA 3/26/2022 Raffle
Open to attendees of the presentation ONLY: Improve Written Expression Using ‘Talk’
Winner receives one of these three options:
1. Soft copy of the Talk/Write manual
2. Downloaded copy of the Talk/Write manual
3. An assessment of an essay and recommended
Plan with a one hour consult.

Click HERE to download the form and see the complete instructions to enter!


March 26
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


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