Literacy Support: Improving Decoding, Comprehension & Fluency Skills

Literacy is the ability to comprehend information in oral, print, or graphic form. This training will provide ways to support literacy instruction in the regular classroom by the development of underlying skills related to speed and accuracy of decoding, fluency and comprehension of oral and written language.


(Approximately 60 minutes)

Target audience:  Professionals and parents of children with hearing loss.

The participant will be able to:

1) State five key components of literacy.

2) Relate specific listening skills to literacy competency and analyze the impact of being deaf or hard of hearing on the acquisition of skills.

3) Identify specific instructional strategies for improving decoding, comprehension, and fluency skills.


Lynne H Price

Lynne H Price is a National Board certified teacher with 37 years of teaching experience. She is certified in the areas of Hearing Impaired, K – 12 Regular Education, and Reading. She has worked in both residential and public school settings – preschool through high school, and in all settings – separate through itinerant. She is fluent in sign language and cued speech and is trained in listening and spoken language skills (LSLS). In addition to teaching, Ms. Price has served as an administrator for hearing impaired services in the 16 th largest public school system in the nation, mentored staff, and developed programming and curriculum. She is the author of Steps to Success – A Scope and Sequence of Skills for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Perception, Processing, Self Knowledge, and Advocacy Development and coauthor of the teacher support webpage -Teaching Tools to Support the Success of Children with Hearing Loss.



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