Early literacy experiences are critical for the development of oral language and later academic success. This course explores why & how early intervention providers in all disciplines need to facilitate these experiences by incorporating literacy into their therapy.
Course created on June 28, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the critical importance of early literacy exposure for the development of oral language and subsequent academic success.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify "red flags" for early literacy difficulties.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the rationale for early literacy opportunities for children with special needs.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to create and implement literacy opportunities during early intervention practice.
Karen Thatcher, EdD, CCC-SLP
Karen Thatcher, EdD, CCC-SLP is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, Previous to teaching at Samford University, Dr. Thatcher was Assistant Professor at Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Dr. Thatcher’s interests primarily focus on language and literacy in early intervention and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. Dr. Thatcher has authored or co-authored several articles in addition to her recent book which is a follows: Thatcher, K. (2017). Fun with literacy. 100s of Activities, Exercises, and Tips for the Classroom & Therapy (Birth-Preschool). PESI Publishing, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
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