Course curriculum

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    Course content

    • PowerPoint slides

    • Location Word Wall

    • Short Film - Wish Granter

    • Short Film - Pip

    • Strategies for Literacy Intervention

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Credits

Course info

Course description: This presentation will discuss strategies for targeting literacy and reading in deaf children with an incomplete first language (L1). It will propose a more broad definition of literacy, which includes more than just word reading. Strategies for intervention related to preliteracy skills, cognitive-linguistic skills, and bilingual approaches will be reviewed.


10 minutes: Broadening our definition of literacy

20 minutes: Strategies for targeting cognitive-linguistic skills

25 minutes: Bilingual literacy strategies

Learner outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define literacy in a broader sense

  2. Explain why strategies for deaf children with an incomplete L1 are unique

  3. State at least three strategies for literacy intervention with deaf children


Kimberly Ofori-Sanzo

Dr. Ofori-Sanzo is a speech-language pathologist and the founder of Language First. She received her B.A. in Psychology and in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont in 2010, her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in 2012, and her Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD) in 2022. She is also a board-certified specialist in child language (BCS-CL) through the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders and has 9 years of experience working at a school for the Deaf.

Speaker disclosures:

Financial disclosure: The presenter is the owner and founder of Language First and is receiving payment for this course.

Nonfinancial disclosure: The presenter is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs.