Linking Language and Literacy: Strategies for Developing Reading and Writing Skills in Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Audience: Teachers of the deaf, special education classroom teachers, itinerants, pediatric speech-language pathologists
Language is the foundation for developing literacy skills. This is why children with hearing loss, who typically have had limited exposure to language, often experience challenges when learning to read and write.
This course, Linking Language and Literacy: Strategies for Developing Reading and Writing Skills in Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is designed for speech-language pathologists. In it, we give you ways to make your sessions more effective by reinforcing and supporting student carryover of skills learned in the classroom.
Your engagement with any given child is limited. This course gives you ways to leverage your sessions to facilitate the development of language skills that are fundamental to a lifetime of literacy and learning.
code-based and meaning-based foundational skills
factors that predict reading success
practical auditory training suggestions to improve phonological awareness and speech comprehension
strategies for incorporating vocabulary, figurative language, words with multiple meanings to improve reading skills
writing and comprehension as language-based skills
recommended practices to successfully support a child’s development of literacy skills
Our goal is to enable you to effectively expand your focus to help children improve literacy skills during your sessions. Participants will be able to:
describe the effects of hearing loss on the development of literacy skills
identify how phonological awareness supports literacy
use specific strategies to effectively incorporate literacy skills into therapy sessions
Length: Approximately 30 minutes
Continuing Education Credits
This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
.5 LSLS CEUs, AG Bell Academy
Financial: Ms. Klein is a speech-language pathologist and the associate coordinator of the Emerson Center for Professional Development at CID – Central Institute for the Deaf.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.
CID – Central Institute for the Deaf has developed and published an auditory training curriculum trademarked as SPICE (Speech Perception Instructional Curriculum and Evaluation) 2nd Edition. This presentation will reference, but not focus on, the SPICE auditory training curriculum and will include limited or no information on related products.
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