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Preschool Language, Emergent Literacy, and Pretend Play

presented by Susan H. Lederer PhD, MA, BS

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Financial: Susan Hendler Lederer receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

 Non-Financial: Susan Hendler Lederer has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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The focus of this course is the challenges of the preschool curriculum to children with language delays. Language expectations and goals across developmental domains will be identified. Books to facilitate language, literacy, and curricular specific language will be shared.

Meet Your Instructor

Susan H. Lederer PhD, MA, BS

Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Adelphi University, Garden City, Long Island, NY. She is a NYS licensed and nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 35 years of clinical experience including 20 years of academic experience in the areas of early language and literacy…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Developmentally Appropriate Practices For Preschoolers with Language Delays

In this chapter, we will discuss principles of developmentally appropriate practice as prescribed by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC).

2. Language and Emergent Literacy

In this chapter, we will discuss the language challenges of preschool including novel vocabulary, compound sentences, and conversational skills using questions. In addition, we will identify the foundational emergent literacy skills needed for kindergarten. A variety of picture books to nurture preschool language and literacy goals will be offered.

3. Social-Emotional and Cognition/Pretend Play

In this chapter, we will discuss the language challenges of preschool with a focus on social-emotional and cognitive/pretend play development. Picture books to foster language goals in these areas will be provided. The course will conclude with an activity to identify the many language, emergent literacy, and pretend play goals that can be targeted using a single picture book.

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