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Course # 5238
Literacy Development in Infants and Toddlers: Best Practices for the SLP

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Course Abstract

This course, the second in a two-part series, focuses on providing the speech-language pathologist with specific strategies to facilitate early literacy skills in children birth to three years of age. Literacy milestones, techniques and activities to promote literacy development, and ways to enhance print literacy are discussed. Part one focuses on the origins of emergent literacy theory, knowledge and skills associated with early literacy, and the relationship between emergent literacy and oral language from a research perspective.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on January 13, 2012


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify literacy behaviors expected for infants and toddlers.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe activities to promote literacy development in infants and toddlers.
  • After this course, participants will be able to name reading strategies that facilitate early literacy skills.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify books that are developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and Overview
15-50 Minutes Evidence-based Intervention Strategies
50-55 Minutes Future Research
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(295 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 295 reviews

Review by: Member on September 11, 2015
Instructor was clear and course designed well.
Review by: Caitlin on August 22, 2015
Wonderful breakdown of the primary strategies that are most important and most effective in facilitating early literacy skills.
Review by: Member on August 4, 2015
I love the topic of literacy! I found it very interesting and I can apply my new knowledge in my work but also at home.
Review by: S. Sue on August 2, 2015
Instructor's rate of speech and thorough explanation of all terminology she used.
Review by: Deena on July 25, 2015
Examples and ways to use and develop literacy skills in the very young.
Review by: Melinda on July 25, 2015
Plenty of examples
Review by: Milagros on July 23, 2015
It reinforces and emphasizes the importance of building literacy skills from birth. The presenter also describes strategies which can be incorporated into therapy sessions for SLPs , as well as strategies which could be used in the daily living environment of infants and toddlers. This course gave me confidence in knowing that I am utilizing many of these crucial strategies with the infants and toddlers I serve.
Review by: Amy on July 21, 2015
It was informative about the best ways to increase literacy.
Review by: Jacqueline on July 16, 2015
easy to understand information. Great resources!
Review by: Rajshree on July 9, 2015
Encourages SLP that Yes, Literacy is a big component of what we do. Love that there were a lot of ideas and strategies I can use.
Review by: Trinel on July 6, 2015
Good information and practical ideas for younger clients.
Review by: Erin on June 29, 2015
Great new evidence-based practices
Review by: Jamie on June 27, 2015
It provided me with a lot of good information!
Review by: Tammi on June 4, 2015
clear, practical
Review by: Karlene on May 30, 2015
I thought the material provided was very helpful and presented in a clear and concise manner.
Review by: Eugenia on May 25, 2015
Helpful tips about his to connect material to clinical sessions
Review by: Gay Lynn on May 25, 2015
Very usefuland interesting information
Review by: Stephanie on May 3, 2015
I enjoyed reviewing the stages of literacy skills for young children.,
Review by: Chris on April 20, 2015
Good solid information.
Review by: Leah on April 10, 2015
With the slps role increasing in this area this gave some good direction
Review by: Marlene on March 24, 2015
Well presented ideas that can be shared with parents, and strategies that can be used when reading with older students too. .
Review by: Samantha on March 16, 2015
Real book examples and list provided to help select storybooks
Review by: Robin on February 22, 2015
Clear examples
Review by: Winifred on February 21, 2015
Well-researched, up-to-date and very user friendly.
Review by: Carrie on February 17, 2015
Well presented power point!
Review by: Jennifer on February 10, 2015
Well organized with helpful references
Review by: Cherisse on January 31, 2015
the presenter
Review by: Polly on December 31, 2014
Great info!
Review by: Art on December 26, 2014
Useful information provided in a clear manner, with useful resources recommended. Good ideas for using books to improve oral language skills in older children as well.
Review by: Phyllis on December 26, 2014
The subject matter.
Review by: Sandra on December 22, 2014
Practical information that I can use to help support my discussions with parents a bout the importance of early reading and how it impacts the child
Review by: Patricia on December 18, 2014
The instructor was highly organized and her presentation manner was professional and engaging.
Review by: Katherine on December 16, 2014
Very good examples
Review by: Priscilla on December 9, 2014
I learned many facts about early literacy.
Review by: Linda on October 16, 2014
It is what I see everyday. Students who are exposed to reading and print do much better in school.
Review by: Coral on October 7, 2014
Clear presentation style with effective strategies for promoting literacy.
Review by: Joanne on September 2, 2014
Provided means to implement the concepts/strategies.
Review by: Louise on August 14, 2014
great explanations about the strategies of reading to different development ages of infants and toddlers.
Review by: Paula on August 11, 2014
Examples and additional material such as book list.
Review by: Delores on August 3, 2014
The information provided, in this presentation, will definitely influence my intergrating literacy into my therapy sessions. Also, I really appreciate her book list - and her explanations for their use in increasing a young child's literacy skills.
Review by: Stacy on July 15, 2014
Good organization and knowledge of presenter
Review by: Denise on June 25, 2014
The handouts as well as the organization.
Review by: Rosemarie on June 20, 2014
Review by: Sandi on February 7, 2014
I loved the Infant/Toddler book list. I get this question often, but have only had time to put a few titles on the list. It also alerted me to books that I had forgotten.
Review by: Lauren on February 2, 2014
I loved the practical examples that were given so that I could go into my sessions and use them right away.
Review by: Fayge on December 30, 2013
The stages of literacy development were explained well and presented very clearly.
Review by: Donna on December 20, 2013
Good inofrmation that I can use daily
Review by: Diane on December 1, 2013
I work with preschool and early intervention and already try to incorporate literacy into my sessions. this course helped reinforce the reasons why we do and gives specific things you should look for at each age.
Review by: Kelleigh on November 21, 2013
Good info.
Review by: Jennifer on November 5, 2013
good hands on ideas. liked the book list.
Review by: Michelle on November 4, 2013
Research-based information, especially that about shared writing!!!
Review by: Nathalie on October 28, 2013
The examples of how to practice literacy develoment.
Review by: Paula on October 19, 2013
Interesting and practical
Review by: Serena on October 19, 2013
Critical information was presented in an easy-to-follow manner. This facilitated comprehension about the topic.
Review by: Rebecca on October 4, 2013
List of specific books to use with infants and toddlers
Review by: Erika on September 24, 2013
examples, able to carry over as parent and as SLP
Review by: Shannon on September 17, 2013
Helpful info
Review by: Kimberly on September 13, 2013
The presenter provided lots of tricks to actually apply in therapy rather than just focusing discussion on research and background information
Review by: Megan on September 9, 2013
Information shared in a logical sequence. Good explanations.
Review by: Madeleine on September 9, 2013
The instructor was very clear and well-spoken, obviously passionate about the topic. I found it very interesting, not only as a clinician, but also as the mother of a young child.
Review by: Marisha on September 6, 2013
Review by: John on August 25, 2013
I like that the author made the connection between what we know about literacy, learning and language. The only tweak would be to give a few specific examples of how she incorporates literacy training into other targeted areas, e.g., arctic/phon. But she doesn't have to spoon feed, I guess.
Review by: Carolyn on August 12, 2013
Amazing amount of practical information presented in a concise and well-organized way. This was the best presentation I've heard on speechpathology.com thus far - really excellent. Thanks!
Review by: Chanie on July 14, 2013
I liked listening to practical strategies to encourage literacy skills.
Review by: Julie on June 27, 2013
Easy to follow. Good examples. Helpful reference lists.
Review by: mary on June 24, 2013
Simply stated but important information, strategies and materials to use with families and in therapy.
Review by: Debbie on June 6, 2013
Review by: Susan on May 22, 2013
I appreciate the book list appendix as well as many specific examples throughout the presentation
Review by: Lauren on May 4, 2013
I loved this presentation! I appreciate the book lists and resources! This is great information that I can share with preschool teachers and parents of infants/toddlers. I was very inspired listening to this podcast!
Review by: Christine on April 9, 2013
It gave books to read to the children.
Review by: Susanne on January 22, 2013
There are excellent examples of what seems to be common sense and i love the handout to give to parents.
Review by: Bahar on January 11, 2013
very informative
Review by: Patricia on January 4, 2013
Very useful information that I can use next week!
Review by: Janna on December 30, 2012
It is research based and practical for clinical application
Review by: Amanda on December 29, 2012
clear n concise, very interesting!
Review by: Lora on December 29, 2012
Well organized and presented. A lot of review for me.
Review by: Bruce on December 23, 2012
Organizational structure of presentation of content was excellent.
Review by: Jennifer on December 14, 2012
Specific examples and resource lists.
Review by: Jennie on December 13, 2012
Relevant to me & my preschool students and me & my children at home. Challenged some concepts about literacy development. To hear that joint writing is more important than reading out loud-wow!
Review by: Misty on December 10, 2012
easy to follow
Review by: Julia on November 18, 2012
The information was very functional. The listener could begin to implement the strategies immediately. Explicit lists of recommended books for children was an unexpected bonus.
Review by: Amber L. on November 14, 2012
A good reminder of all of the positive benefits of reading and that it is important to begin at an early age. She gave very specific suggestions on how to incorporate reading into early intervention.
Review by: Rivka on November 6, 2012
Review by: Janice on October 17, 2012
The book list is very very helpful.
Review by: Linda on September 16, 2012
Knowledgeable and references to research.
Review by: Tariq on August 3, 2012
Good course :)
Review by: Paula on July 27, 2012
Useful information, excellent teaching style, precise, easy to listen to, love this presenter and her expertise.
Review by: Marilyn on July 14, 2012
It was very clear and easy to follow the course outline. She gave examples of what she was explaining as to how you would use that principle in reading with a child. I liked the list of books and finding out the many different aspects of literacy development and techniques of teaching them. I also felt that I could easily share this information with parents.
Review by: Kelli on July 1, 2012
The speaker explained each strategy in an organized and functional way
Review by: Stephanie on June 27, 2012
Loved the list of books provided that are excellent for reading to our children.
Review by: Heather on June 13, 2012
Clearly organized and practical information that can be immediately utilized with my caseload.
Review by: Megan on May 16, 2012
I learned more about the benefits of joint writing activities.
Review by: Amber on May 15, 2012
I loved the practical applications of research into practice in a fun, interactive way for some of our youngest clients.
Review by: Jessica on April 22, 2012
Lots of practical information. Good information to share with parents
Review by: Cherie on April 3, 2012
She gave a reference list for the materials that work well with her goals.
Review by: Jessica on March 22, 2012
enjoyed the information presented, I will implement these techniques immediately with my clients and share this knowledge with the parents as well
Review by: James on March 20, 2012
The organization of the material was very helpful. The information helped to frame early intervention with regard to language impairment as an opportunity to work on the basics of literacy.
Review by: Carrie on March 8, 2012
Great information, presented well
Review by: Lynn on February 17, 2012
Descriptions of specific literacy facilitation strategies were helpful

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Course Presenter

margot e kelman

Margot E. Kelman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Margot Kelman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist in private practice and clinical supervisor at Wichita State University. Her interests are in early childhood speech, language, and literacy development. Dr. Kelman currently supervises the Toddler Emergent Language and Literacy Playgroup at Wichita State University. 

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