This webinar is geared for speech language pathologists working in any setting, offering tools, tips, and strategies that meet their needs specifically.
BASIC INFO: If you're searching for a way to boost your students' literacy skills in a way that's as powerful as it is fun, become fully trained in the internationally recognized Reading with TLC approach. This is comprised of the Lively Letters program, created in 1990 by speech language pathologist, Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP, and Sight Words You Can See, created by Penny Castagnozzi. The program authors are the noted literacy experts who will be presenting this webinar. They will walk you through the program strategies with direct instruction, songs and videos, and opportunities for hands-on practice. Lively Letters (training phonemic awareness, speech production, and phonics) and Sight Words You Can See (training phonetically irregular sight words) have been shown to quickly close achievement gaps for the development of reading and spelling. A substantial handout and some sample Lively Letters pictures will be provided for the practice sessions that take place during the webinar. Besides the direct instruction, hands on practice, videos and music, as well as ample opportunities to ask questions. Delivered in an engaging, easy-going manner with a sense of humor, this training is enjoyed by all participants and the webinar has received a 100% recommendation rating. The training is geared for those who work with general ed. students in grades PreK – 2, as well as struggling students of all ages, including teens and adults. Practical, research-based strategies will be offered for students of all ages. Our research rationale and clinical study results are posted on our website under "research." Purchase of materials is not required in order to attend and benefit from the webinar, although in order to implement the program, materials would be necessary. See "Materials" below for more information on ordering products.
- Program Info:
The Reading with TLC approach is appropriate as an intervention program for struggling readers of any age, as well as a supplement to core programs in general education classrooms, grades PreK through 2. Lively Letters uses mouth cues, hand/body cues, comical stories, and engaging music to simultaneously train letter sounds, speech production, and phonics, as well as the phonemic awareness skills of sound blending, segmenting, and manipulation. Students are given effective strategies to improve their ability to phonetically read and spell words from CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) to multisyllable word length. Sight Words You Can See uses imagery, comical stories, and mnemonic cues to train those sight words that do not follow the rules of phonics or that have infrequent spelling patterns. Both approaches are child and teacher-friendly, flexibly integrate with other programs, and are easy to implement. For more information please review our website.
- MATERIALS: No materials purchase is required to attend, and benefit from, the Lively Letters training, but in order to implement the program, it would be necessary to purchase at least the Lively Letters Basic Set, which includes the boxed set of Lively Letters cards and the instruction manual. To order the Lively Letters Basic Set, and any other supplemental products you may wish to purchase, such as the character songs or reproducible workbook, please click on "Products” to view the various program materials and discounted bundles. If you would like to receive your materials prior to the webinar, it is recommended that you order them at least 2 weeks prior to the webinar date. If we receive your order after this time, materials will be shipped to you as soon as possible.
- CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: After actively participating in this webinar and completing a brief assessment, attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for 6.5 credit hours. You will also receive an ASHA bubble sheet that will need to be filled out and mailed to us within one week in order to receive .65 ASHA CEUs.