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Early Reading Skills

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Overview / Abstract:

Early Reading Skills is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE) course that discusses the latest research to help young children develop strong reading skills.

Children who have limited exposure to literacy in their early years, tend to be at a disadvantage when starting school. This gap widens as they fall further behind with each passing year. This may be because children who are poor readers have had less exposure to written text (and advanced vocabulary and grammar) which hindered the development of fluency and automaticity.

This course focuses on three stages of reading development (the emergent pre-reader, the novice reader, and the decoding reader) and specifies the essential skills required at each.

The author explores how to lay the groundwork for a positive learning environment and how to encourage children who have difficulty learning to read. Speech-Language Pathologists and Clinicians will review evidence-based practices for teaching reading skills and supporting parents or colleagues across a variety of settings.

Focus will be given to the importance of SLPs and Clinicians sharing their expertise with fellow professionals when considering strategies for reading remediation and intervention. The author highlights the impacts of digital media on children’s literacy skills and provides recommendations for student use.

Course 40-56 | 2021 | 93 pages | 25 posttest questions


Aug 31, 2026


Audiologist , Speech Language Pathology CE





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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP; Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT

Keywords / Search Terms

Professional Development Resources reading, reading skills, phonics, reading mediation, reading intervention, speech-language pathology, SLP,

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