Supporting Emergent Literacy Skills in Early Intervention Therapy Sessions
Emergent literacy skills begin to develop in infancy and provide the foundation for future reading skills and academic success. These skills can be supported in early intervention across disciplines and with a variety of therapy activities. This 1-hour course discusses early literacy skills and their impact on future reading abilities. Activity ideas and practical tips to provide therapists with ways to begin incorporating these skills into their therapy sessions are presented. The presenter suggests ways that therapists and parents can facilitate early literacy skills in play-based activities in the community and at home. Free handouts are also included.
- Describe early literacy skills acquired from birth to six years.
- List the impact of early literacy skills on language and cognitive development.
- Identify strategies to support literacy development in functional, play-based activities for occupational therapy practitioners.
- State activities that target literacy development in early intervention.
- Target Audience: intermediate- to advanced-level OTs, COTAs, and other pediatric professionals
Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
- Course Instructor: Chloe Hill, MA, CCC-SLP
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- CE Broker course code: 20-855819