This two-hour course focuses on children, therapy, and words; words they hear, say, read, write, and even draw. We explore why some children dislike words and language in general, and present strategies to counteract the “dislike” and awaken the “joy” of playing with words. How to incorporate movement into your therapy is covered. Movement can be used to generate memory, meaningful language and literacy connections, keeping them on task, and enjoyment. We want our kids to develop a fascination with words and language to intrinsically want to learn more.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Char Boshart is a speech-language pathologist, author, seminar presenter, and president and co-founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University under the extraordinary tutelage of Dr. Charles Van Riper, the “father” of articulation therapy during the final years of his illustrious career. Char began her career in the public schools in the early 70’s with a caseload of over 110 children. Since then, she has worked many years in the public schools, developed and ran her own private practice, and, for seven years was an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Loma Linda University in southern California. Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques has evolved into the development of several practical articulation publications, videos (articulation and language), and articles.
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
|15 min: Why some children dislike words specifically and language generally.|
|45 min: Five critical components and activities to instill the love of words.|
|25 min: How to use “story” as the core language catalyst to instruct semantics, syntax and grammar, and critical thinking skills.|
|20 min: How to use and apply Animated Literacy.|
|15 min: Practical suggestions for doing word books.|
|Financial||Char Boshart is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receive royalty payments. She also owns and operates Speech Dynamics. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationship exists. |