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Preparing Kids With Spoken Language Disorders for Reading (WEB19835)

Presenter(s): Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Total Run Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes

Children with spoken language disorders often experience difficulties with reading as well. SLPs – particularly those working in school-based settings – have a responsibility to prevent, assess, and treat reading impairments. In this video course, presenter Kelly Farquharson will discuss how SLPs can approach this important clinical need from a robust and empirically supported theoretical framework, the Simple View of Reading.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Explain the Simple View of Reading as it relates to children with spoken language disorders
  • Discuss how SLPs can adjust assessment practices to address the reading deficit often seen in children with spoken language disorders
  • Explain how treatment approaches can be adapted to better support both written and spoken language


Introduction (9 minutes)
Spoken Language Disorders (9 minutes)
Simple View of Reading (26 minutes)
Stability of Language and Literacy Profiles (17 minutes)
Role of the SLP in Reading Assessment and Intervention (32 minutes)
Treatment Practices (35 minutes)
Collaboration (11 minutes)
Advocacy (4 minutes)
Conclusion (5 minutes)

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.25
Item #(s): WEB19835
Available Through: April 16, 2025