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Inferential comprehension is a fundamental ability for the development of social competence, oral language, and reading abilities of children. Moreover, inferencing skills are known to be critical to comprehension across both oral and written contexts and enable the construction of coherent and complete mental representation of messages. This presentation will cover (a) an overview of inferential comprehension development in narratives, (b) inferential comprehension difficulties in young populations (e.g. children with developmental language disorders (DLD), children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), children exposed to neglect), and (c) explore evidence-based interventions in order to foster inferential comprehension in narratives. In this presentation, S-LPs will be invited to reflect about both aspects of assessment and intervention of inferencing in narratives.
Understand key elements of inferential comprehension development in children aged 6 years and under
Explore different assessment tasks that can be used to assess inferencing in narratives
Identify potential inferential comprehension difficulties in young populations
Reflect on evidence-based interventions in order to foster inferential comprehension in narratives