Speech-Language Pathologists from Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center have been providing parent/teacher workshops to the Charlotte community for over a decade. We’ve presented to groups such as the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Childrens Staff, Head Start teachers and at the NC State Convention for Speech Language Pathology.

Teacher In-Services and Trainings 2013

All in-services are approved by Division of Child Development NCDHHS and are worth 1.0 contact hour credits.

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Enhancing Speech and Language Skills in the Classroom
The presenter will describe speech-language milestones by age while highlighting specific red flags that every teacher should know to help identify a potential speech-language delay. Teachers will be given specific vocabulary to help them describe what they see in the classroom so that they begin discussing students’ communication barriers with parents and make appropriate referrals. The presenter will give teachers ideas of ways to work with diagnosed and undiagnosed communication disorders in the classroom. This workshop can be modified to focus on any specific age group or all ages 0-5.
Reading to Read: Using Story Time to Target Early Literacy Skills
In this research based course, teachers will be given literacy milestones and shown simple techniques to address core reading skills during shared book reading activities. The presenter will discuss current trends in education and literacy interventions geared towards developing students’ vocabulary, listening comprehension, and phonological awareness amongst other critical reading skills. This workshop can be modified to focus on any specific age group or all ages 0-5.
Nice Talking, Baby
This hands-on workshop will provide insightful instruction on stimulating early speech and language skills with children birth to 2 years. The presenter will discuss multiple modalities of encouraging babies to communicate including the use of baby signs and cued speech. Presented by a Speech Language Pathologist specializing in Early Intervention techniques, this class will also address tips for reading to babies and fostering early literacy skills with infants and toddlers.

To schedule your on-site In-Service/Teaching Trainings, please contact Angie Rikard at 704.523.8027, Ext 25 or via email.

In-Service/Teaching Trainings are availableto sites serving low income children (50% or more). All in-services must be scheduled at least one month in advance.