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Speech and Literacy: The Connection and the Relevance to Clinical Practice

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This course focuses on the connection between speech sound disorders and the phonological bases of reading. Assessment considerations for preschool and young school-age children with speech sound disorders will be described. Treatment approaches that focus on infusing phonological awareness/print awareness into articulation/phonological therapy will be discussed.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify which children with speech sound disorders are at highest risk for reading problems.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the theoretical links between speech sound disorders and the phonological bases of reading/spelling.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the general developmental progression of phonological awareness.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list and describe three treatment activities that can simultaneously target speech sound production and phonological awareness.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Introduction and Overview
10-25 Minutes Background on speech sound disorders, reading disability, phonological processing, and theoretical/biological link
25-55 Minutes Evidence-based strategies for speech sound production/ phonological awareness intervention
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q&A

Course Presenter

jonathan preston

Jonathan Preston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Jonathan Preston is an Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University. He is also a Research Scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, CT. He completed a PhD in Speech-Language Pathology at Syracuse University in 2008 and postdoctoral work at Haskins Laboratories in 2010. His research interests include childhood speech sound disorders, the phonological bases of literacy, the neurobiology of speech and reading, and interventions for speech and reading disabilities.


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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.