SAC Webinar: Gender Differences in Early Literacy Development: What the SLP Needs to Know

Presenter: 
Susan Rvachew, PhD, S-LP(C), ASHA Fellow and Dahlia Thompson, PhD Candidate
Date: 
November 4 2020
Category: 
Communication Health Assistants
Speech-Language Pathology
SAC Event: 
CEE Eligible: 
Yes
Price: 
Free
PD Hub Category: 
Webinars

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Registration deadline is November 4, 2020 – 11:30 a.m. (ET)

November 4, 2020 – 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)

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SAC Members and Associates

Free*

*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates

 

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Cancellation Policy: Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper at bev@sac-oac.ca as soon as possible.

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Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists and Communication Health Assistants

This session pertains to: School Aged (5-17)

Level: Intermediate (Assumes that the participant has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

 

Abstract

Globally, there is growing concern about gender gaps in literacy achievement. We will discuss three probable causes of the wide-spread and persistent underachievement of boys relative to girls: gender differences in the trajectory of early language acquisition; the role of executive functions in literacy learning; and, social-environmental impacts on boys’ motivation to read. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Become alert to the risk of under- and over-identification of language and literacy concerns in girls versus boys;
  2. Develop an awareness of strategies for co-regulating boys’ emotions and behavior during learning activities;
  3. Understand how to be sensitive to common behavior management schemes that are potentially demotivating.

 

This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).

 

Presenter Biographies

Susan Rvachew, PhD, S-LP(C), ASHA Fellow

Susan Rvachew is director of the school of communication sciences and disorders at McGill University. Her research is concerned with speech development from infancy through early childhood, evidence-based practice for the assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders and the prevention of literacy delays in this population.

Dahlia Thompson, PhD Candidate

Dahlia's research concerns emergent literacy and reading achievement. Currently, her research focuses on boys’ literacy learning and the role of self-regulation (executive function) skills in their learning outcomes. She also has a keen interest in cross-cultural awareness and competence in health sciences and education.

 

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