It is well-established that children with a history of speech-language problems are at significantly increased risk for later academic problems, particularly reading and writing. This course will briefly present background information on the association of speech-language problems and literacy, followed by discussion and demonstration of specific techniques and activities for clinicians and parents to use in order to facilitate emergent literacy and literacy skills.
- Explain why children with speech-language problems are at increased risk for reading and writing problems.
- Describe techniques to facilitating literacy in therapy sessions and at home.
Minutes 1-20 Introduction, understanding association between speech-language skills and literacy.
Minutes 21-45 Definitions, general techniques.
Minutes 46-75 Discussion and demonstration of techniques.
Minutes 76-90 Questions and Answers.