Yoder Symposium

Combining Literacy and Language Intervention for Young Children Guest Speaker: Dr. Laura Justice, Professor, The Ohio State University

When Mar 29, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where The Friday Center
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David E. Yoder Symposium 
Friday, March 28, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

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David E. Yoder Symposium - Event Details

 Combining Literacy and Language Intervention for Young Children
Guest Speaker: Dr. Laura Justice, Professor, The Ohio State University 

When: Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Cost: $125
Cost: Full-time Student $75 (verification form required - click here)

Course Description

This workshop identifies evidence-based techniques that speech-language pathologists and other professionals can use within the classroom and the clinic to accelerate the early literacy achievements of children with communication disorders.  The focus transcends oral language skills, including vocabulary and inferencing, to written language skills, including print awareness and phonological awareness.  These domains of development are consistently associated with later achievements in reading, and recent scientific advances make it clear that early learning environments can be systematically organized to promote skills across these areas.  In this workshop, participants will also learn effective ways to intervene with children who show delays in achieving fundamental milestones in these important areas of development, with a particular emphasis on using highly meaningful literacy events, like shared reading, as an intervention context.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe major domains of emergent literacy development, and indicators of achievement in each.
  2. Identify risk factors that make literacy learning challenging for some children.
  3. Explain evidence-based approaches to addressing emergent literacy goals within the context of clinical and classroom interventions, with a focus on shared storybook reading

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