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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.


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.


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.