Literacy and STEM Skills to Enhance Participation at the District and Building Levels (Chapter 17)
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SKU: OL7017

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2019

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

Sue Bainter, MA, OTR/L


Earn: .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU; 1 contact hour)


This chapter discusses the occupational therapy practitioners’ critical role in the development of student’s literacy and STEM skills that evolve from many underlying aspects of development and experiences. After the evaluation, occupational therapists design interventions that focus on underlying skills that affect performance, and providing professional development for teaching staff. Incorporating literacy materials in occupational therapy interventions is essential to reading and writing development for students, especially those who are at risk for or have been identified as having developmental delays.


Learning Objectives:

1.      Describe the 4 stages of literacy development.

2.      List factors that are early predictors of literacy skills and discuss ways to promote family literacy.

3.      Identify the 3 types of curriculum.

4.      Discuss various approaches and methods that may be used in occupational therapy to support literacy and STEM skills in schools.


Key Terms and Concepts:

·         Alliteration

·         Collaborative consultation

·         Common Core curriculum

·         Conventional literacy

·         Co-teaching

·         Dialogic reading

·         Differentiated instruction

·         Early literacy

·         Emergent literacy

·         Engineering design process

·         Environmental print

·         Family literacy