1. To develop an understanding of reading milestones
2. To develop an understanding of how to support reading acquisition
3. To develop and understanding of building an interest in reading as well as the types of books one can read
Reading milestones (5 mins)
– Letter ID, sound ID, book knowledge, sight words, sounding out words, writing,
Helping support reading acquisition (8 mins)
– discuss phonological awareness
– activity ideas for blending, segmenting, letter-sound correspondences
Reading out loud and book sharing (10 mins)
– talk about importance of catering to their interests
– review book sharing
– give example from a couple pages of a familiar book
Implementation: The three piles of books (5 mins)
– independent reads
– supported reads
– read to books
Story telling (2 mins)
Question Period/list of resources
Lauren Robinson MS CCC-SLP, Reg CASLPO, Speech Language Pathologist
Lauren started working as a registered Speech-Language Pathologist in 2012. She earned a M.Sc. Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College in Boston and is a certified member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Previous to completing her Masters degree, Lauren attended McGill University where she studied Cognitive Science.
Lauren has extensive experience working with children of all ages and abilities with a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. These include but are not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Speech-Language Delay, Articulation, Phonological Disorders, Apraxia, Acquired Brain Injury and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Auditory Rehabilitation. Lauren has completed additional training in several areas of her clinical interests including literacy and reading intervention as well as treatment approaches for Apraxia and Phonological Disorders.
In her role at Morneau Shepell, Lauren empowers children with the power of language and communication. She loves the smiles on children’s faces when they overcome challenges, such as saying their name for the first time or reading their first book independently. She firmly believes in family centred care and works tirelessly to improve the way children communicate and interact with their families, peers and larger communities.