Reading Comprehension is a new 4-hour online continuing education (CE) course that discusses the latest research to help children develop strong reading comprehension skills.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are uniquely positioned to address reading comprehension for students. Their language expertise makes them well-suited to help improve children’s reading abilities (Catts & Kamhi, 2017). The comprehension of spoken and written language and the ability to coherently express ideas are intrinsically linked to reading comprehension skills (Wallach & Ocampo, 2017).
The course provides explicit strategies for teaching vocabulary and sentence structure, building background information, visualization skills, and boosting working memory. The course also provides information on metacognition, inference, prediction, and summarizing, as well as the use of graphic organizers, discussion, and digital literacy for teaching the main idea. This includes defining reading comprehension, outlining reading disorders, and reviewing assessment guidelines for reading comprehension disorders. The techniques outlined may be used across a variety of settings and to support children aged 6 months to 15-years old.
Ultimately, it is hoped that as children learn strategies for comprehending text, they will also develop a love of reading that lasts a lifetime. Course #40-52 | 2021 | 92 pages | 25 posttest questions
- CE Credit: 4 Hours
- Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) | School Psychologists | Teachers
- Learning Level: Introductory
- Course Type: Online
This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).
Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635), Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635), and Occupational Therapy Practice (#34); the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).