Recording of Marianne Nice and Amy Leone Greatly Improve Speech Production Skills with Lively Letters Webinar
Presenters: Marianne Nice, MS, CCC-SLP and Amy Leone, MS, CCC-SLP
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Thousands have been asking for a session on how to use the evidence-based program, Lively Letters, to specifically train speech production skills as the primary objective. As phonemic awareness and phonics skills are simultaneously developed, many clinicians and educators have been using the Lively Letters pictures, mouth/ hand cues, and letter sound stories to specifically target articulation skills.
This session will be presented by two highly regarded TLC National Trainers who are also veteran, practicing speech language pathologists. You’ll get to see and hear first-hand how the Lively Letters program has been used successfully for many years to work on speech production. The presenters will share how to adjust the typical Lively Letters program delivery to specifically target speech (with a side benefit of also indirectly targeting phonemic awareness and phonics). Multi-linguistic approaches that target multiple skill areas are highly recognized in the research as the most effective types of approaches for struggling students of all ages. Marianne and Amy will provide direction for integrating multiple literacy and speech/language targets within articulation sessions. A very brief overview of how the Lively Letters program works will be included in the beginning of this session for those who are new to this approach. Research findings will be shared briefly, but the majority of this session will feature an abundance of practical strategies that can be effectively applied, in person or online, using core Lively Letters materials to improve speech production skills. Whether your students have mild, moderate, or severe articulation issues such as apraxia of speech, you will find techniques that fit right in with what you may already be doing to address speech production skills
The Lively Letters program, clinically proven to simultaneously and quickly yield dramatic improvements in phonemic awareness and phonemic awareness, has also been used successfully since 1990 to improve speech production skills. Developed by speech language pathologist, Nancy Telian, its features include engaging and colorfully embedded pictures within letters as comical characters, hand/mouth cues, and stories that depict what the mouth is doing when making the sounds. Techniques from the program also address difficulty pronouncing words with sounds in various positions, as well as sequencing errors, such as omissions, additions, substitutions, and reversals in words, in particular those with consonant blends. Students learn to use the visual cues from the Lively Letters mnemonic pictures, and eventually, plain letters, while they are reading and spelling, as visual cues for speech. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from two Lively Letters masters from the fields of speech language pathology and literacy. It’s great if you’ve been trained already, but you do not need to have been trained in Lively Letters to attend and benefit from many of the techniques that will be shared in this exciting new session.
Marianne Nice and Amy Leone have long been recognized nationally as dynamic, informative, approachable, and highly effective co-presenters who’ve regularly drawn sold-out crowds to their cutting-edge speech and literacy connection sessions at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conventions.
Marianne Nice, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and reading specialist with 20 years experience in K-12 education. Marianne specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia and related literacy disorders. She regularly provides professional development and consultation to school systems both locally and nationally. She consults to school districts on multi tiered systems of support models and the use of effective school-wide literacy interventions. She has been a speaker at several national language and literacy conventions and was recently asked by IDA to provide a national training on teaching structured literacy online. Marianne lives southern New Hampshire with her husband, also a teacher, and her two children ages 16 and 13.
Amy Leone, MST, CCC-SLP,, has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 20 years, with experience in public schools, private practice, and rehab settings. Amy has a passion for assessment and treatment of language-based learning disabilities and speech sound disorders. She holds her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Disabilities. Ms. Leone enjoys opportunities to work with professionals and students to build understanding of language and literacy and develop evidence-based practices targeting LBLD in public schools. A passionate and engaging speaker, she presents within schools and to large crowds at professional organization conferences, including her highly attended sessions at multiple American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention.
CREDITS: Whether you watch live or view the recording, this training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification.
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