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SLP Course Details

Course # 5317
Speech and Literacy: The Connection and the Relevance to Clinical Practice

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, Domain 9, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; 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.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on March 11, 2012


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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

Average Rating

(226 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 226 reviews

Review by: Member on October 10, 2015
The presenter's knowledge of the course material and presentation.
Review by: Lauren on September 29, 2015
Easy to understand
Review by: Tracey on September 24, 2015
Straightforward, clear presentation style; lots of great, immediately-applicable information.
Review by: Member on September 18, 2015
Very distracting use of filler "um"'
Review by: Member on September 16, 2015
The presenter remained on task in presenting the information to support the objectives.
Review by: Star on September 14, 2015
Course content and instructor's ability to relate it to functional learning objectives.
Review by: Member on September 13, 2015
Variety of examples and ideas to implement the topics taught.
Review by: Member on August 20, 2015
Nice examples of how to incorporate PA activities into treatment for SSD.
Review by: Sheryn on August 15, 2015
The presenter gave excellent examples.
Review by: Member on August 7, 2015
practical approaches to the subject
Review by: Ronna on June 30, 2015
very relevant and easy to understand
Review by: Dianna on June 18, 2015
Examples that were useful
Review by: eileen on June 11, 2015
It provided enough examples to use with patients in a school setting.
Review by: Amy on June 4, 2015
Provided ways to link speech intervention to phonological awareness tasks.
Review by: Karla on May 20, 2015
Practical ideas for working with kids.
Review by: Katelyn on May 11, 2015
The combination of assessment and treatment approaches that were used gives a whole picture of how to do this type of therapy
Review by: Isabell on May 3, 2015
I was able to relate the interventions to specific students I work with as well as see the correct progression of steps.
Review by: Beth on May 1, 2015
Increased my awareness of including phonological goals into speech tasks to improve phonological awareness skills for reading success.
Review by: Fran on April 11, 2015
good practical information
Review by: Judith on March 18, 2015
Althought the children I work with are younger, I liked this presentation as it gave lots of practical advice and suggestions.
Review by: Robin on March 1, 2015
Nice examples, great subject
Review by: Wendy Marina on February 26, 2015
Knowledgeable presenter; good overview of some of the research and strategies for practical application.
Review by: Linda on February 24, 2015
Excellent example of how to correct SDD and teach/support concepts needed for early reading skills.
Review by: Heather on January 3, 2015
Relevant and useable info
Review by: Jenny on December 31, 2014
Well organized , GREAT examples!!!
Review by: Teresa on December 23, 2014
The presenter wove research and practical strategies together very effectively.
Review by: Jane on December 11, 2014
very clear examples of therapy techniques were given
Review by: Priscilla on December 2, 2014
I really liked the examples of all the activities and how phoneme goals are paired with phonological awareness goals.
Review by: Art on November 22, 2014
I will be able to apply activities presented in the course to my work with students I am seeing now who have difficulty learning to read.
Review by: Lori on November 17, 2014
well organized with clear examples
Review by: Maria on November 4, 2014
The presenter was clear and concise.
Review by: Lora on October 22, 2014
Well organized, loved the many examples of speech and literacy goals for prek/K/school age populations.
Review by: Marcia on September 25, 2014
Easy to follow, lots of good intervention methods introduced.
Review by: Hadassa on September 12, 2014
Presented practical intervention activities with targeted goal!
Review by: Elizabeth on August 17, 2014
Excellent examples of intervention tasks and great information about phonological awareness and literacy development.
Review by: Andrea on August 8, 2014
Very useful and practical information that I can put into practice immediately.
Review by: Delores on August 5, 2014
Very imformative presention. Included were suggested activities, to simultaneously target sound production and phonological awareness, which will be very useful when working with young students in my caseload.
Review by: Charlotte on July 21, 2014
It was very informative.
Review by: Karin on July 11, 2014
Specific intervention strategies.
Review by: Barbara on May 31, 2014
Gave specific assessment and treatment examples.
Review by: Sonia on May 12, 2014
Great material presented clearly.
Review by: Fayge on May 8, 2014
Excellent examples of phonemic awareness activities to do in therapy.
Review by: Claudia on April 25, 2014
Great practical examples to use in therapy
Review by: Gina on February 12, 2014
Very clear information! Great examples!
Review by: Stephanie on January 25, 2014
Provided great connection between articulation therapy and phonology.
Review by: Jean on December 7, 2013
This is an area I would like to focus on. It gave me more insight.
Review by: Bruce on December 7, 2013
very well organized
Review by: Corina on November 23, 2013
The material was presented in a clear and understandable manner with excellent ties to assessment and intervention.
Review by: Jennifer on October 11, 2013
Review by: Rebecca on October 4, 2013
Useful info
Review by: Jonathan on August 11, 2013
Great tx. strategies.
Review by: Lisa on July 25, 2013
Loved the goal ideas and therapy ideas!
Review by: carolyn on July 22, 2013
followed handouts well
Review by: Kimberly on July 21, 2013
Great, applicable intervention strategies that we can actually use!
Review by: Christine on July 16, 2013
There were tons of examples!
Review by: Erin on June 19, 2013
Very clear and informative, lots of examples.
Review by: Maryann on June 6, 2013
Practical information that I can use in my therapy.
Review by: Ann on May 16, 2013
Good research and practical ideas I can use immediately.
Review by: Perrie on April 17, 2013
Good information
Review by: Susan on April 14, 2013
I appreciated the specific comments about "not repeatedly assessing" and instead focusing on teaching the concepts. It seems obvious, but in our world of discrete trial, it definitely gets lost.
Review by: Sharon on April 7, 2013
Straightforward delivery of information at reasonable paceGood public speaking skills
Review by: Leah on March 25, 2013
Excellent presentation with practical therapy ideas
Review by: Jessica on March 23, 2013
It helped to make more clear how I, as and SLP, can ben working on Phonological Awareness goals.
Review by: Ella on March 17, 2013
I passed the test
Review by: Elaine on February 17, 2013
Dr. Preston provided very specific and explicit recommendations to assess and treat phonological awareness.
Review by: Leanne on February 15, 2013
Lots of relevant intervention techniques and activities. I liked that the treatment activities were separated into different age groups.
Review by: Vicki on January 27, 2013
Good handout, clear examples
Review by: Laurie on January 7, 2013
Valuable information that I can use immediately
Review by: Kristi on December 31, 2012
Good information about assessment.
Review by: Elyse on December 22, 2012
well organized and repeated imp info
Review by: Kirsten on December 22, 2012
This was a nice way to look at how phonological awareness and how it can be related to therapy sessions.
Review by: Christine on December 20, 2012
The course pointed out how easy and important it is to target phonological awareness in therapy with preschool age children.
Review by: Amir on December 15, 2012
The organization and enthusiasm of the presenter.
Review by: Jennie on December 13, 2012
Very practical ways of adapting current therapy to broadly address speech and phonemic awareness
Review by: Janet on December 13, 2012
Handouts well organized with good information' lots of references also. Clinically useful. Nice to hear a researcher who was so down to earth.
Review by: Jennifer on December 13, 2012
Awesome case examples, and treatment suggestions, appreciate the treatment resources! Will use w/current client!
Review by: Patricia on December 3, 2012
Good review along with suggestions for therapy.
Review by: Amber L. on November 25, 2012
I really enjoyed the specific intervention examples. Very organized presentation!
Review by: Cathy on November 6, 2012
His examples of treatment techniques, evaluation procedures, and hierarchy was excellent.
Review by: Monica on October 28, 2012
Great examples of intervention strategies that can be used. The presentation was organized and the material was easy to understand.
Review by: Cynthia on October 26, 2012
The presenter sometimes gave bits of the same information 2-3 times and it made it a little confusing.
Review by: Christine on October 17, 2012
The outline at the beginning provided a nice framework for what was to come. The amount of time spent on therapy techniques vs. assessment made this something I am likely to incorporate in my practice.
Review by: Stephen on September 26, 2012
Very useful information on phonological awareness. I will use this information.
Review by: Marcia on September 19, 2012
I really appreciate practical strategies.
Review by: Stephanie on August 23, 2012
examples of therapy targets/suggestions.
Review by: Ashley on August 23, 2012
The presenter offered a nice blend of theoretical and practical knowledge.
Review by: Eileen on August 17, 2012
Concise a.d well organised
Review by: Cheryl on August 13, 2012
Great information, applicable in natural, enjoyable ways.
Review by: Dina on July 29, 2012
Examples of intervention and explainations of how production goals are related to phonemic awareness goals
Review by: chris on July 11, 2012
Very practical examples.
Review by: Ann-Therese on July 3, 2012
Great intervention strategies and examples of how to incorporate into therapy sessions.
Review by: Stephanie on June 22, 2012
Enjoyed the course content and examples. This information is very helpful for me to use.
Review by: DIANNE on June 12, 2012
he depth of detailed information, the minutia, the specifics
Review by: Elizabeth on April 30, 2012
Easy to apply to my current work.
Review by: Bethany on April 21, 2012
SOOOO many ideas I will be able to use in my own practice, and some useful input to share with teachers and parents about the connection between literacy and speech therapy.
Review by: Carrie on April 16, 2012
Great information, well organized
Review by: Susan on April 15, 2012
Well organized and relevant with lots of specific examples for intervention activities. And evidence based!
Review by: Christine on April 11, 2012
Excellent organization of topics and applicable to real-life assessment and intervention.
Review by: Kristen on April 10, 2012
All of the material and examples.
Review by: Ilanit on March 31, 2012
provided wonderful suggestions for practical treatment approaches.

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.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, Domain 9, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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 30 days of course registration.

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

AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 1 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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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