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RTI for Oral Language - Early Elementary

EDUC 600

This course is designed for school-based speech-language pathologists and classroom teachers who work with K-2 students.  The focus is on learning strategies and activities to help students develop and strengthen their oral language skills.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of what Response to Intervention is, the three tiers of instruction and specific ways to foster language skills for students at each tier.

Objectives:

The primary learning objectives for this course are:

  • Understand what Response to Intervention is and be able to differentiate the three tiers of instruction.
  • Discover practical oral language based activities and materials based on the general education curriculum standards to help students build their skills in basic concepts, vocabulary, listening & speaking, phonological awareness and print knowledge.
  • Learn specific strategies to help speech-language pathologists and teachers modify their instruction.
  • Develop an understanding of the ways in which speech-language pathologists and teachers can collaborate in order to develop and enhance students’ oral language and literacy skills.

Text:

RTI in Action: Oral Language Activities for K–2 Classrooms, Authors: Froma P. Roth, Dorothy P. Doughtery, Diane R. Paul & Deborah Adamczyk (2010), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ISBN-10 1580412335.