The Role of SLP in Using Language to Build Writing Skills

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Presenter: Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP
Have you asked yourself if SLPs have a role in writing development? Oral language and writing have a reciprocal relationship and therefore, SLPs have a role if they choose. There are six areas of writing development that will be explored with connections to specific speech and language skills that help to build those areas. Additionally, instructionally based differentiated writing options will be explored.

Following the course, participants will be able to:
1. name the areas of the presented writing components necessary for literacy
2. make direct connections between the writing components and speech language skills
3. name links to classroom expectations and success
4. name digital tools and resources

About Sarah: Sarah James is an experienced speech-language pathologist, seminar leader and consultant. Working in urban, suburban and rural public schools, Sarah’s area of specialty is the relationship between speech-language skills and academic development and how cutting-edge technology can enhance speech-language programs. She has wide-ranging experience helping SLPs make connections between communication skills, classroom expectations, curriculum targets, and state standards.

Sarah has been called on as a consultant for school districts around the country where she has offered speech-language pathologists practical and effective strategies for therapy. Sarah has served as president of her state’s speech-language hearing association and in 2010 they awarded her the 
Honors of the Association

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:

15 minutes: introduction 

15 minutes: overview of the areas of the presented writing components necessary for literacy

15 minutes: overview and application of ideas & content and organization 

15 minutes: overview and application of voice and word choice

15 minutes: overview and application of sentence fluency and conventions

15 minutes: review and additional digital tools and online resources 

Disclosure Statement for Connie Carson:

Financial: Sarah James is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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