2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F12 - It Begins With Spoken Language: Evidenced-Based Spelling Instruction as the Gateway to Reading Success

Oct 26, 2018 9:15am ‐ Oct 26, 2018 10:15am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00


The role of speech in reading is now well documented by behavioral and brain-imaging studies. How does one effectively use this research in practice? Understand the brain’s innate wiring for oral language, rewiring for reading and writing, and factors that can interfere with this neural development. Practice speech-to-print methods and activities that integrate phonology-orthography-morphology and facilitate statistical learning processes. Gain a new level of confidence in your ability to deliver structured literacy instruction.

Learning Objectives:

  • HANDWRITING/WRITTEN LANGUAGE: Examine the importance of legible and fluent handwriting to make gains in reading, spelling and writing.
  • HANDWRITING/WRITTEN LANGUAGE: Identify effective practices and strategies for written language.
  • MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Recognize the nature of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities and the role of multisensory structured language instruction (MSL).
  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Examine the role of vocabulary acquisition and ability in listening and reading comprehension, and in speaking and writing.
  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.

Disclosure:  Jan Wasowicz is president of Learning By Design, publisher of the SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing word study curriculum. Methods of instruction that appear in SPELL-Links will be used to illustrate the principles of instruction covered in this presentation. Jan Wasowicz has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Jan Wasowicz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, President, Private Practitioner, Learning By Design, Inc.


  • 0.10 - ASHA CEU
  • 1.00 - Clock Hours

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