Children with speech sound disorder (SSD) are high-risk for problems with reading and spelling, and all early school-aged children can benefit from instruction that develops phonological
awareness (PA) and orthographic pattern awareness (OPA) skills. One way to help improve the literacy outcomes and facilitate progress toward speech/language goals for children with
speech sound disorders is to simultaneously focus on PA and OPA skills (and, of course, word meaning) within speech sound treatment sessions.
In this webinar, you’ll examine phonology and PA, orthography and OPA, and vocabulary and semantic awareness (SA) as language strands that must be woven together for skilled reading and writing. You’ll become familiar with the relationship between PA and SSD over time, and you’ll explore a variety of detailed and explicit examples of how SLPs might consider incorporating phonological awareness, orthography, and vocabulary activities into treatment sessions for children with speech sound disorders.
You’ll leave this webinar with new insights for assessing and treating children with SSD including the benefits of partnering with reading specialists and special educators, pushing into
the classroom, and using curriculum-based vocabulary.
- Describe why phonological awareness skills should be included in a speech sound treatment session.
- Explain how one phonological awareness skill could be incorporated into speech sound treatment.
- Describe why orthography should be included in a speech sound treatment session.
- Review one new way to incorporate orthography into speech sound therapy sessions.
- Write a sample treatment goal that addresses remediation of SSD combined with improvement of PA, OPA and vocabulary skills.