Emergent & Early Literacy: The Role of Occupational Therapy Practitioners in Schools
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SKU: OL4979

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2017

Basic Member Price
Non-Member Price: $49.95

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Gloria Frolek Clark, PhD, OTR/L, SCSS, BCP, FAOTA

Dottie Handley-More, MS, OTR/L

Lenin Grajo, PhD, EdM, OTR/L

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDUs/1.5 contact hours)


Literacy is embedded within a child’s daily living activities (writing, reading, listening, speaking). Without these basic means of communication, all aspects of occupational participation can be impacted. Occupational therapy practitioners have a critical role in literacy including supporting the development of literacy and providing professional development at a systems-level; evaluating a child’s ability to participate in literacy activities; and providing intervention to enhance participation in literacy activities. This course will offer occupational therapy practitioners working with children the knowledge and skills on emergent and pre-literacy development that can be integrated into OT evaluations and interventions.


Learning Objectives:

·    Articulate the development of emergent and early literacy and the effects on access to print, reading, and early writing 

·    Identify the role of occupational therapy practitioners in emergent and early literacy 

·    Apply literacy concepts during evaluation and intervention