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2019 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference


SA1 - There’s More to Structured Literacy Than Decoding: Focus on the Element of Semantics


Nov 9, 2019 10:00am ‐ Nov 9, 2019 11:00am

Standard: $20.00

Description

While decoding and word recognition skills are necessary for literacy success, so are language comprehension skills. One of the six elements of structured literacy instruction is semantics, and a primary component of semantics is vocabulary knowledge. Because vocabulary is largely acquired through reading text, and students with dyslexia read text less often and well than their typical-reading peers, this component of structured literacy instruction is paramount. We will present best practices for teaching vocabulary to students with dyslexia.

Lauren A. Katz and Joanne M. Pierson have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Speaker(s):

  • Lauren A. Katz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, There‚Äôs More to Structured Literacy than Decoding: Focus on the Element of Semantics, Literacy, Language, and Learning Institute
  • Joanne M. Pierson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Founder and Partner, Literacy, Language, and Learning Institute

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