Teaching Emergent Readers via the Synthetic Phonics Approach

Teaching Emergent Readers via the Synthetic Phonics Approach
Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP

pre-recorded

This webinar discusses aspects involved in skilled reading for emergent readers. It will
outline emergent reader profiles, describe the limitations of the “sight word approach”, list the terminology of
common phonics terms, discuss instructional practices relevant for readers with intellectual impairments, as well as
explain the importance of systematic phonics for emergent readers. Additional topics will include phonics goal
formation, strategies for blending sounds, the benefits of decodable readers as well as free resources educators can
use in order to implement synthetic phonics approach effectively with emergent readers.

ASHA: 0.15 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level

CA SLPAHB: 1.5 

CMH: 1.5 

Tatyana  Elleseff, MA, CCC-SLP is a bilingual SLP, specializing in issues of multicultural, internationally & domestically adopted, at-risk children with communication disorders in school and private practice settings. She has been published a variety of journals as well as presented for a number of medical, academic and non-profit organizations and speech-language-hearing associations.   She is a clinical instructor at the RWJ Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry & a clinical supervisor at Rutgers Day School. 

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  • Discuss aspects involved in skilled reading
  • Describe emergent reader profiles
  • Outline the limitations of the “sight word approach”
  • List terminology of common phonics terms
  • Identify that even emergent readers with intellectual disability can benefit from phonics instruction
  • Summarize the difference between synthetic and analytic phonics
  • Explain the importance of systematic phonics for emergent readers to read
  • Access phonics goals from the Florida Center for Reading Research
  • Restate strategies of teaching emerging readers to blend sounds
  • State the value of decodable readers
  • Locate links to free decodable readers online

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.

Financial— Tatyana Elleseff will receive a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference

Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

25 mins – Objectives:

  • Discuss aspects involved in skilled reading
  • Describe emergent reader profiles
  • Outline the limitations of the “sight word approach”
  • List terminology of common phonics terms
  • Identify that even emergent readers with intellectual disability can benefit from phonics instruction
  • Summarize the difference between synthetic and analytic phonics
  • Explain the importance of systematic phonics for emergent readers to read
  • Access phonics goals from the Florida Center for Reading Research
  • Restate strategies of teaching emerging readers to blend sounds
  • State the value of decodable readers
  • Locate links to free decodable readers online

20 mins – Methodology: evidence based procedures for the assessment of fluency and comprehension

30 mins – Recommendations:  considerations for special populations, adverse impact on education

10 mins – Q&A

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