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Treatment of Literacy Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology

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This 84-page product describes how speech-language pathologists can effectively treat children with literacy disorders, (reading, spelling, and writing deficits including dyslexia) from preschool through adolescence. 

It explains the impact of language disorders on literacy development and reviews components of effective reading instruction including phonological awareness, orthographic knowledge, vocabulary awareness,  morphological awareness, as well as reading fluency and comprehension.

Finally, it provides recommendations on how components of effective reading instruction can be cohesively integrated into speech-language therapy sessions in order to improve literacy abilities of children with language disorders and learning disabilities.

*Please note that this material is also available as part of the following product: “Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment of Literacy Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology”

There’s some overlap between this material and several related products on the topic of vocabulary, literacy, reading interventions, bilingual literacy practices as well as creating functional goals and objectives for therapeutic purposesPlease review all product descriptions very carefully prior to making a purchase of the desired material.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this presentation learners will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of language disorders on literacy development
  • List components of effective literacy instruction for struggling learners
  • Explain how to effectively incorporate components of reading instruction into speech-language therapy sessions

 Slide Content:

  • Components of Effective Literacy Intervention
  • Supplemental Reading Intervention
  • Phonological/Phonemic Awareness
    • Phonological Awareness Tasks
    • Phonological Awareness Session Activities
    • Phonological Awareness Session: Rhyming
    • Phonological Awareness Session: Blending Sounds
  • Phonics Instruction
    • Phonics Instruction Basics
    • Mathes et al, 2007: Instructional Design Recommendations
    • Suggested Sequence of Teaching Letter/Sound Correspondence
  • Orthographic Knowledge
    • Comparisons Between English & Spanish Orthographies
    • Spelling Patterns of Bilingual Children
    • Teaching Spelling
  • Morphological Knowledge
    • Morphological Awareness Studies
    • Morphological Intervention
    • Morphological Intervention with Older Children
  • Mental Graphemic Representations
    • MGR-Based Intervention
  • Vocabulary Knowledge and Instructional Practices
    • Developing a Vocabulary-Enriched Classroom Environment with Teacher Collaboration
    • Vocabulary Selection Tips
    • Examples of Spring Related Vocabulary
    • Effective Methods of Vocabulary Instruction
    • Creating Effective Intervention Materials
    • Components of Effective Vocabulary Interventions
    • Explicit Vocabulary Instruction
    • Instructional Routine for Vocabulary
  • Basic Reading Fluency
    • Decoding for Reading Fluency
    • Reading Fluency Rates
    • Strategies for Improving Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Informal Reading Comprehension Treatment
    • Teaching Specific Reading Comprehension Skills
    • Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension
    • Free Resources for Teaching Reading Comprehension
    • Free Resources for Teaching Main Ideas
  • Goal Functionality
  • Maintaining Factors
    • Cognitive
    • Sensorimotor
    • Psychosocial
    • Linguistic
  • Complexity vs. Difficulty
    • Linguistic Contexts
    • Nonlinguistic Contexts
  • Prompts vs. Cues
    • Types of Cues
    • Types of Prompts
    • Levels of Cues
  • Writing Measurable Goals
  • Instructional Accommodations
  • Effective Goal Related Modifications
    • Physical Space
    • Session Structure
    • Child Behavior
    • Session Materials
  • Conclusion
  • Helpful Smart Speech Therapy Resources


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