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Webinar Series for Families: Creating & Targeting Individualized Shared Reading Goals

Creating & Targeting Individualized Shared Reading Goals

Daily reading leads to above average grade reading levels in children with hearing loss (Robertson & Flexer, 1993). In addition, research shows that learning is enhanced when students acquire knowledge through active processes that engage them (Harthorn and Boren, 1990). This webinar for families will demonstrate how to support early literacy skill development through interactive shared reading in school and at home. Topics will include selection of age-appropriate books, goals and vocabulary development. The hierarchy for learning will be discussed during this presentation to coach caregivers and guide professionals. The importance of using objects (manipulatives) will be demonstrated to engage children of various age levels. Examples of interactive reading experiences which incorporate a variety of auditory, speech, vocabulary and language targets will be shared with the audience including target categories (e.g., articulation, vocabulary, concepts, structures, questions, auditory skills, and literacy benchmarks).

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Alisa Demico, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

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Alisa Demico, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Director, Clarke Florida

Alisa Demico is a speech-language pathologist and auditory verbal therapist at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. She received her master’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University in 1995. She moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1997 to begin her career teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk. Alisa began working at Clarke in 2009 as co-director of the Florida location. In 2020 she became the director of Clarke Florida and continues to work as an auditory verbal therapist with children of all ages and their families. Alisa has presented at regional and national conferences including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Nemour’s Children’s Hospital and AG Bell.  

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