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What Roles Can the Speech and Language Pathologist Play in Literacy Acquisition
Purpose of the class: To understand the roles the school based SLP has in children’s literacy acquisition. www.thespeechmama.com The student will understand and describe the connection between spoken language and the written word. The student will understand and describe what SLPs are trained in when identifying, assessing and in managing children with SLP difficulties. The student will be able to define the following commonly used SLP terms: articulation, phonology, dyspraxia, language, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, intonation and stress and prosody. The student will identify and describe the connection between oral language and reading. The student will be able to define phonological awareness and describe the connection between phonological awareness and early reading. The student will be able to describe the role the SLP has in helping the reading teacher. (7 roles) ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) In-service credit only