Children learn to read through play and language-rich environments well before they are taught the first letter. However, as play is disappearing, children are entering school without critical skills necessary for academic success. Connections between play, literacy and academic readiness and strategies for facilitating play and language-rich environments are discussed in this course.
Course created on September 19, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the importance of a language-rich environment on reading.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the connections between play, reading, and academic readiness.
- After this course, participants will be able to list seven tips, strategies, and recommendations for improving play and language-rich environments.
|5-25 Minutes||Connections between language and literacy|
|25-40 Minutes||Importance of a language-rich environment|
|40-50 Minutes||The connection between play and literacy|
|50-65 Minutes||The connection between play and academic readiness|
|65-85 Minutes||Tips, strategies, recommendations|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Angie Neal is the SLP Contact and Program Analyst for Academics at the South Carolina State Department of Education, Office of Special Education Services. She stays busy as LETRS Facilitator, a board member with the State Education Agency Communication Disability Council, and a member of the ASHA School Issues Advisory Board. Angie is the recipient of the Rolland Van Hattum Award for contributions to schools and the Nancy McKinley Award for leadership in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a published author of two books and presents on a wide variety of topics all across the United States using her animated presentation style to keep audiences engaged and leaving with information that they can apply the next day!
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.15 ASHA CEUs
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