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Speech Therapy for Parents: Support your child’s reading I

Parent-implemented speech and language therapy techniques to improve your child's phonological awareness (ages 2 to 5)
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 50m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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If you homeschool your child, you want to know the evidence based way to teach your child to read. Or perhaps your child is starting school soon and you want to be sure the foundation for reading has been properly laid. You might even have received feedback from pre-school that your child struggles with phonological awareness.
Whatever your reason for wanting to help your child, you will never be sorry you did. Phonological awareness is critical for learning to read any alphabetic writing system. In fact, poor phonological awareness is the best early predictor of dyslexia, and the earlier you work on these skills, the better the prognosis.
In this course you will learn what phonological awareness means and how you can develop the necessary skills in your child.
Research shows that the best kind of early intervention involves the parents. Parent-implemented intervention is effective because the parent plays a key role in the child’s life, and also because intervention becomes an ongoing process. In this course you will be trained to do a daily short activity that will improve your child’s phonological awareness.
Please remember many children still require ongoing speech therapy. While this course includes exercises your speech therapist probably would have prescribed for developing phonological awareness, parents still need guidance from the speech-language pathologist as the child’s skills change and develop.

The information and resources contained in this course have been curated by a registered speech and language therapist but are nevertheless for informational purposes only and are not intended to assess, diagnose, or treat any  speech or language condition. The use of this course does not imply nor establish any type of therapist-client relationship. Furthermore, the information obtained from this course should not be considered a substitute for a thorough speech and language evaluation by an appropriately credentialed and licensed speech therapist. This course includes links to other websites for informational and reference purposes only.

You will learn

✓ How to support reading development in your child aged 2 to 5
✓ How to develop your child’s phonological awareness
✓ How to teach your child to read


• You must be able to understand and read English

This course is for

• Mothers of children aged 2-5
• Parents who want to support their child’s reading development
• Parents of children who need speech therapy
Speech Language Therapist
I love the sounds of English. I earned my B (Communication Pathology) cum laude in the previous century. That means I am a qualified, registered speech language pathologist (speech therapist!) and audiologist.
I started working at a rural school while doing my MA (AAC) which I completed cum laude in 2002. When I realised I was teaching English as much as doing therapy (and loving both!) I bravely enrolled for PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education). This I completed in 2004, majoring in English and Learner Support (cum laude). I continued teaching mainly English to regular classes until 2016.
In the afternoons I oversaw the school’s bridging program to help learners with a different home language, adapt better to having English as their language of learning and teaching.
Now I run my own practice where I focus on guiding parents to become their children’s best language resource. I love including mothers in therapy and I love doing online consultations and training.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 50m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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