Connect Through Reading: Empowering Inclusion in Small Literacy Groups [RECORDED]

· June 4, 2024

Course Number: ABIO2435

When: Recorded playback is available between June 19, 2024 – June 19, 2029.

Where: Available under “Course Content” at the bottom of this page.

Description: In this session, we discuss crucial elements for fostering literacy in small groups. We explore science-based principles for effective teaching and practical tips for small-group instruction. We discuss how to support emergent literacy in at-risk populations and address the unique needs of bilingual/multilingual learners.

Who This Course Is Good For:

  • Any educator or caregiver who wants to learn more about fostering literacy in small groups.
  • Any educator or caregiver who wants to learn more about supporting at-risk populations and multilingual learners.
  • Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professionals who are licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs.
  • Any professional who works with pediatric clients.
  • Any professional or caregiver who is seeking to learn more about literacy instruction.

Who This Course Isn’t Good For:

  • SLPs who are not currently practicing or are not actively involved in direct client care.
  • Experts with advanced knowledge in reading science and structured literacy.

Presenters:

Venita Litvack, M.A, CCC-SLP

Venita is an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant in south Florida. She has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA and co-presented several ASHA CEU accredited courses. Venita co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.

Denae Lawson, PHD

 I’m Dr. Denae Lawson. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and our two toddlers. This will be my 12th year in education. I taught second, third, and fifth grade. After that, I spent 3 years as a K-2 literacy interventionist where I utilized small groups to teach Tier 3 students how to read. Now I am a K-2 reading specialist. I coach teachers on all things literacy, and I push into their classrooms to work with small groups of students.

Disclosure Statements

Venita Litvack has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Speechie Side Up, LLC and Tassel Learning, LLC; royalties from the Lou Knows What to Do book series.

Venita Litvack has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.

Denae Lawson has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Creator of Texas Teacherella. She is also receiving honorarium for this presentation.

Denae Lawson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity, participants will:
  • Identify what science of reading principles are most crucial for fostering literacy in small groups
  • List at least 2 recommendations for small literacy group instruction
  • Describe how to provide differential instruction in small groups
  • List at least 2 strategies for supporting emergent literacy in at-risk populations
  • Describe how to address the needs of bilingual and multilingual learners in small groups

Agenda

5 minIntroductions and Backgrounds
10 minScience of reading principles for fostering literacy in small groups
5 minRecommendations for small literacy group instruction
10 minDifferential instruction in small groups
15 minHow to support emergent literacy in at-risk populations
10 minHow to address the needs of bilingual and multilingual learners in small groups
5 minReferences, Closing, Discussion, and Questions

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Requirements

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 2 Requirements
  • Course Certificate