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From Speech to Print: The Role of the SLP for Literacy - Free Course

1.0 Hours

Course Description

As SLPs, we often question our role for students with literacy issues including dyslexia. Each domain of language plays a vital role to move from speaking and listening to reading and writing. This session will concentrate on morphology, phonology, and syntax. Evidence based practices and specific strategies will be provided that link speaking and listening with reading and writing.

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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Describe the link from speaking and listening to reading and writing.
Explain the evidence supporting the impact on the 5 domains of language to literacy development.
Explore therapy strategies to support literacy development.

About Presenters

Margo Kinzer Courter


Margo Kinzer Courter began her speech-language pathology career in inpatient pediatric rehabilitation. From there, she moved to an outpatient clinic that specializes in language-based learning disabilities. Her medical and educational background of language and language disorders has provided the foundation of her 30-year career as a speech-language pathologist. She continues to do therapy and currently owns and is the lead speech-language pathologist at Courter Communications, a private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana that provides school and clinic-based services. Margo is board certified, an international presenter, and consultant on language disorders. She is the 2013 recipient of the Nancy McKinley Leadership and Mentoring Award from OSSPEAC and she received the 2016 Distinguished Teaching and Outstanding Contribution to the Education Profession award from the Bureau of Education and Research. She’s the author of three practical speech and language books, all available on her website,

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline

10 min: Define the building blocks of literacy and dyslexia from an SLPs perspective
15 min: The role of morphology on reading fluency and accuracy
15 min: The role of phonemic awareness and phonology on literacy development
10 min: The role of syntax on reading comprehension
10 min: Question and Answer

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Margo Kinzer Courter
Financial Margo Kinzer Courter has authored the See It and Say It Visual Phonics program. She also received compensation for this presentation from
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Margo Kinzer Courter


Included In:
Audio Basic Professional

This course is free