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SLP Course Details

Course # 5218
Speech and Literacy: The Connection and the Relevance to Clinical Practice

Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; SAC/1.0


Course Abstract

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.

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

Average Rating

(66 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 35 most recent comments out of 66 reviews

Review by: Patricia on March 14, 2012
content information and organization
Review by: Vaishnavi on March 13, 2012
Practical use and implications
Review by: Autumn on March 13, 2012
able to use the suggestions immediately into practice. Gave a good framework to work in - clear about what are next steps etc.
Review by: Lisa on March 12, 2012
The presentation was clear and very informative and contained examples of a number of intervention methods. I took this course on Thursday and started using the information in therapy on Friday.
Review by: Jennifer on March 12, 2012
It gave some good basic information to phonological awareness. I felt like much was review for me but it could be a very good course to someone without the phonological awareness basis.
Review by: Michele on March 12, 2012
simple, clear, well-organized, practical
Review by: Shirley on March 12, 2012
Speaker gave many great examples during his presentation to explain his slides.
Review by: Rosalie on March 10, 2012
Interesting presentation, very clear, practical examples
Review by: SALLY on March 10, 2012
The material was very practical and useful.
Review by: Mary on March 9, 2012
It was well organized and information was presented clearly. Speaker was rushed at the end and didn't get to fully discuss some of the slides.
Review by: COLLEEN on March 9, 2012
The inclusion of therapy techniques
Review by: thomasena on March 9, 2012
The content was applicable to my current caseload and the presenter was well knowledged and easy to follow.
Review by: Janet on March 9, 2012
Good pace. Good examples.
Review by: Maureen on March 9, 2012
Useful information that can be immediately applied to therapy
Review by: Kathleen on March 9, 2012
It built on my previous knowledge and is immediately transferable into my professional practice.
Review by: Nydia on March 9, 2012
Information presented was not new for me, so it was a good experience but not an excellent one for me.
Review by: Allison on March 9, 2012
This course gave a lot of useful, practical therapy ideas which can be used right away with my current caseload.
Review by: Naomi on March 9, 2012
This course is really HELPFUL for real life. I am going to apply so much of it. Such great ideas for helping kids. I love the idea of Spoonerisms.
Review by: Anna on March 8, 2012
Clear hierarchy expained
Review by: Elaine on March 8, 2012
It was very well organized and the speaker was very prepared and knowledgeable. It helped to confirm the therapy techniques I have been using.
Review by: Amy on March 8, 2012
Just a great seminar building on all the courses taught this week on literacy. I really appreciated the idea of merging phonological awareness activities more in with students that are struggling with articulation (seeing the paired PA goals beside artic goals was very helpful). Thanks.
Review by: Frances on March 8, 2012
good therapy suggestions and ideas. I especially liked the idea of using big and small blocks to teach syllable segmentation
Review by: Barbara on March 8, 2012
The expertise of the instructor. He presented material in a way which can be easily used in therapy sessions
Review by: Janette on March 8, 2012
Multiple illustrations of how Phonological Awareness can be targeted with speech sound goals.
Review by: Jamie on March 8, 2012
It was about a topic I am very passionate about. I feel that addressing this skill with at-risk populations is imperative.
Review by: Bishop on March 8, 2012
It clarified the link between SSD and reading difficulties and provided good assessment and treatment strategies.
Review by: Lesley on March 8, 2012
Information did add new info... useful
Review by: Katherine on March 8, 2012
had some useful information
Review by: Erin on March 8, 2012
My school district is currently trying to eliminate articulation only children from preschool and we are trying to prove the impact on language development. This course strongly supported our views!!!
Review by: Donna on March 8, 2012
Confirmation of how important our knowledge and treatments are to the acquisition of reading, spelling, and writing.
Review by: Patricia on March 8, 2012
Presenter gave specific phonological awareness activities to do in therapy for each level on the PA hierarchy.
Review by: Dorenda on March 8, 2012
Drove home important points. Encouraged SLPs to be aware of their giftings in this area.
Review by: Susan on March 8, 2012
Excellent information. Very practical. Great examples.
Review by: Megan on March 8, 2012
I found all the information very helpful for both my professional work and my personal life with my own children.
Review by: Sarah on March 8, 2012
Drawing many relevant connections between phonolological awareness and reading development, and highlighting ability of SLPs to offer relevant support.

Course Information

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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.


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; SAC/1.0

Time will be allowed for interaction between the participants and the presenter.

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Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 7 days of the live webinar.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.


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.


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