Intermediate Applications of Visual Language Thinking Methods:

Shifting from part to whole for better inclusivity

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When: 04-06-2019 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM

Learning to think is a process of acquiring language through the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NsLLT). Therefore, helping a student learn to use language also helps the student increase the student’s level of thinking. An educational focus on the wholeness of language function parallels the synergy of how the brain learns and improves overall student learning. Participants will engage in activities that show how to focus on language function across students and subjects to shift the educational focus from working on parts to facilitating the student’s learning, as a whole. Applications to the classroom as well as special populations will be provided. This workshop will show how to include all learners in better thinking for better academic, social, and behavioral learning. Intermediate Level.

Key Concepts: cognition, thinking, language, language intervention, language assessment, visual strategies
Learner Objectives: Participants will be able to 1) Explain the relationship between thinking and language; 2) demonstrate the use of at least two language strategies to increase cognition; and 3) explain how thinking at higher levels requires an emphasis on language function, not on teaching parts
Course Number: 1902
Full Registration Price: $135.00
Pre-Registation Price: $110.00

Pre-Registration price is valid through Midnight 03-30-2019 Pacific time. You can still register up to the first day of class for full price.

  • University of Portland
  • 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203
Optional Credits:
  • ASHA CEUs - $15.00
  • WACECH (Washington Clock Hours) - $0.00
  • University of Portland CEUs - $40.00


Alyse Rostamizadeh, M.S.Ed. More Information