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This course is FREE for ALL members of SpeechTherapyPD.com, unlimited memberships start at $89/year: Become a Member
Following the course, participants will be able to:
1. describe the stages of development as a child acquires phonological awareness, the foundation of literacy, and the ways in which this awareness connects to articulation skills.
2. apply strategies that can be used by an SLP to support emerging literacy skills.
3. summerize the role of print awareness and beginning writing in the development of literacy skills
About Diane: Diane Postman holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Special Education. She spent 31 years in the public schools teaching early childhood and Early Childhood Special Education. She has been a presenter for over 35 years. Diane wears several hats in the field of education. Her business, Training Wheels Consulting, (http://www.trainingwheelsconsulting.com/ ; https://www.facebook.com/TrainingWheelsConsulting/ ) provides staff development workshops for public and private schools, daycares, and agencies such as Head Start and the Infant/Toddler Specialist Network. Secondly, Diane is a Professional Development Specialist for The Council for Professional Development, providing verification visits for candidates working towards a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA.) Diane’s third “hat” is serving as an early literacy coach for Child Development Resources, an infant/toddler program serving children with special needs and their families, as well as preschool providers.
This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
5 min: Introduction
30 min: print and vocabulary
45 min: phonological awareness
15 min: activity – using toys to practice phonological skills
30 min: alphabetic principle, phonics, concept of word
15 min: activity – ways to use a book to practice skills
15 min: applying phonological skills for writing
15 min: sound manipulation for older students
10 min: embedding literacy into therapy and advocacy
Disclosure Statement for Diane Postman:
Financial: Diane Postman is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.