This course will discuss the importance of stressing academic language in addition to phonological awareness when preparing preschoolers with language impairments for later reading development. The purpose of academic language, its components, importance to later reading comprehension, development progression, typical cultural variation in preschoolers’ exposure to it, and ideas for teaching it will be included.
Course created on May 1, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how academic language ("academic talk") and phonological awareness skills are both important skills for preschoolers, but in different ways, when preparing them for later reading achievement.
- After this course, participants will be able to list different aspects of academic talk (AT) as they contrast to everyday casual talk (CT), and describe how each relates to later reading comprehension.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe both the potential and typical roles of parents and teachers in fostering AT skills.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how a child’s family background can influence their exposure to and development of AT skills.
Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Anne van Kleeck is Professor Emerita at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Over the past 45 years, she has taught courses and conducted research on preschoolers’ language development and impairments, focusing particularly on the kinds of preschool oral language skills that provide critically important foundations for preschoolers’ later literacy achievement and academic success. Anne’s publications include 5 edited books (one also translated into Swedish), 25 book chapters, and nearly 50 journal articles. She has given over 250 invited and peer-reviewed presentations nationally and internationally. Over the course of her career, she has also been the major professor for a total of 45 master’s theses and doctoral dissertations. In November 2018, Dr. van Kleeck received the highest award given in her discipline for her career-long research accomplishments in language science, the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has also been a Fellow of ASHA since 2013. Anne has twice received the Editor’s Award for the best article of the year in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (1994, 2014). In 2011, she received the International Reading Association’s Dina Feitelson Research Award.
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