Research suggests that learning first verbs is more difficult than first nouns. In this course, we will discuss the evidence for facilitating first verbs by integrating focused language stimulation and gestures during shared book reading at home and in therapy. Book recommendations will be provided.
Course created on May 29, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the evidence base for using focused stimulation, gestures, and shared book reading to facilitate first verbs.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify children’s books that use focused stimulation text.
- After this course, participants will be able explain how to implement this integrated strategy.
|5-15 Minutes||First verbs|
|25-35 Minutes||Focused stimulation|
|35-45 Minutes||Shared book reading (home and therapy)|
|45-55 Minutes||Choosing and using focused stimulation books to facilitate first verbs at home and in therapy/school|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Adelphi University and a practicing pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist for over 30 years.
Since 1998, Dr. Lederer and her colleagues/students have been implementing and researching programs for toddlers with language delays. Descriptions and efficacy of these programs have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented nationally.
Dr. Lederer is the author of three award-winning children’s books, I Can Say That, I Can Do That, and I Can Play That.
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