This course is part of the 2014 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series. SLPs routinely suggest that parents read to their children to facilitate the development of language and pre-literacy skills. However, parents are not typically provided with information regarding the most effective ways to read with their children and the kinds of books that are most effective in building better talkers and readers. Participants in this course will be introduced to six interactive reading strategies that parents can use to support early language and literacy development through shared reading. Appropriate books for use with each strategy will be demonstrated and a family reading book list will be shared.
Course created on October 6, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to summarize the current research related to shared reading and early language and literacy development.
- After this course, participants will be able to use, and train parents to use, interactive reading strategies that build language and early literacy skills for early learners.
- After this course, participants will be able to select appropriate children’s literature to support the use of interactive reading strategies.
- After this course, participants will be able to implement a parent training program for early language and literacy development.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and overview of relevant foundation knowledge|
|10-50 Minutes||Demonstration of interactive reading strategies: echo reading, paired reading, questions, predicting, wordless books, readers theater|
|50-55 Minutes||Secrets to success in engaging parents|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Shari Robertson is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Dean’s Associate for Graduate Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Robertson is on the ASHA Board of Directors, serving as the Vice President for Academic Affairs in SLP. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, and clinical materials and presented several hundred workshops at state, nation, and international venues related to language and literacy.
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