I started working on literacy in speech when I discovered that many of my students could not read articulation sentences on their own. It was frustrating for me to see my students struggle with rhyming words, and phonological activities. I added 5-10 minutes of activities during articulation sessions, I used the Earobics CDs for students who liked the computer and I began working closer with the Title 1 teachers and borrowing book kits from them to use for sequencing and story retelling. I embraced this approach because my students were not making a connection between what happened in the speech room and the regular ed. classroom. Teachers were not seeing progress even though my speech data reflected progress. I was very frustrated. SLPs in my district are now using Language for Learning (which is a reading resource from SRA). For children who need lots of repetition and sequential steps, it is working.
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