Professional Development

Literacy and the Role of the School-Based SLP *

Presented by SPG Clinical Supervisor (3 hrs)

Current trends reveal that SLPs typically consider reading and writing the responsibility of teachers and resource specialists; however, ASHA’s 2001 position statement indicates, “SLPs play a critical and direct role in the development of literacy for children and adolescents with communication disorders.” What do speech, language and literacy have in common? A lot! This training will discuss the strong connection between literacy skills and language development. Evidence based literacy interventions beginning with the early skills of phonological and phonemic awareness will be provided. The importance of teaching strategies for vocabulary development, comprehension, and reading fluency will be presented with accompanying “ready to use” lessons and materials.