2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

EDUC 322 - Literacy for the SLP


Credits: 3
This course explores young children’s literacy development, investigating how children learn to read and write. Literacy is examined as a multidimensional complex activity with social, linguistic and psychological aspects. Students learn how young children acquire language including acquisition of non-standard English and English as a second language and the relationship of language with literacy development. Intervention strategies for teaching vocabulary, fluency, phonics, comprehension, and phonemic awareness are studied. Students will also gain a general overview of the writing process. This course promotes a balanced approach to literacy instruction and intervention. Participants will learn how language and literacy are intertwined and the role of the speech-language pathologist in assessing and treating patients with literacy disorders and the professional role they play within the school setting.