The role of speech-language pathologists in supporting struggling readers
By Corina Murphy
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST (Toronto time)
This webinar will outline the services that Speech Language Pathologists can provide to students, their teachers, and families. It will highlight the connection between oral and written language and outline the language skills (e.g., phonological awareness, phonics, oral receptive language, etc.) that need to be taught to children as young as three and as old as high school, in order to ensure literacy.
Presenter: Corina Murphy is a co-manager of the Speech Language Pathology department at Peel District School Board, the second-largest school board in Ontario. In her 29 years as an SLP clinician, she provided assessment, treatment, and consultation to children, their families, and, their allied health and educational teams in various settings including Health Units, Hospitals, Children’s Treatment Centres, Boards of Education, Community Care Access Centres, and Private Practices (including her own). Most recently, she taught courses at the newly-developed Masters of Speech Language Pathology Program at McMaster University, provided services to First Nations in Communities in and around Sioux Lookout, and co-authored a Chapter in a College Textbook, “Developmental Disabilities in Ontario”.
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