New Web-Based Course: Family Literacy Interventions

Web Based CE course imageThis NEW course is based on a publication from the National Institute for Literacy, entitled The Effect of Family Literacy Interventions on Children’s Acquisition of Reading from Kindergarten to Grade 3. Containing a meta-analytic review of the research, this document presents research on working with parents to improve children’s reading. This document is highly relevant to educators, speech language pathologists, school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and instructional coaches. The document is supplemented by two booklets for parents from the National Institute for Literacy, which describes techniques parents can use to improve their children’s early literacy skills. 2011 | 12 questions | 4 page course download includes instructions, link to online document, and CE test

CE Credit: 1 Hours (0.1 CEUs)
Target Audience: Psychology Counseling Social-Work Marriage-and-Family
Learning Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe opportunities for parents to be involved with their children’s education
2. Identify techniques for parents to improve their child’s reading ability
3. Describe the effect of various interventions in which parents encourage their children’s reading
4. List three reading interventions contained in the research studies included in the meta-analysis
5. Describe the research methodology used in the research report
6. Describe between-group differences in the results
7. Describe practical considerations that relate to interventions in real-world settings
8. Compare the results of this meta-analysis to a previous research review of the literature

About the Author(s):

National Institute for Literacy, Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) is a national dissemination and professional development system, providing information on literacy research, practice, and resources.


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