Self-Paced Course: Literacy for Littles
"Literacy for Littles: Using Music to Develop Reading & Communication Skills" is a four hour course which can be viewed in your own time schedule. Kathy shares 25 years of experience and dozens of research-supported and music-based techniques that support kids with reading and communication goals. This course includes: current research, assessment tools, and incredible video footages showing the songs and resources being used in clinical and educational settings. Learn multiple songs and rhythm based interventions to improve phonological awareness and phonemic awareness. Learn how to help children progress through the Phonological Awareness Developmental Continuum as they manipulate language including rhymes, syllables and phonemes. The course ends with technology tips for virtual learning and an incredible section on how to improve handwriting skills.
This course will give you:
- 72 ready-to-use songs/resources and 12 assessment resources
- Over 4 hours of video instruction
- Video examples of the resources being used with kids
- A 215 page e-book that has additional information and resources
- A recorded Zoom Q&A office hour with Kathy
- 5 pre-approved CMTE credits for MT-BCs or a professional development certificate for educators and other professionals
This course is being hosted by www.MusicforKiddos.com.
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In Person or Virtual Workshops
The following workshops can be provided in an in-person or virtual format in real time with the audience. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule one of these workshops.
- Understand the difference between phonics and phonological awareness.
- Become familiar with the Phonological Awareness Developmental Continuum.
- Learn how to teach thirteen phonological awareness skills through music based strategies.
- Learn to identify and manipulate seven elements of a song in order to write effective music for use in music therapy.
- Develop awareness of additional elements that can be used to maintain client's focus and to draw attention to specific information embedded in the song.
- Review relevant theory/chord structures in order to strengthen harmony, create anticipation and incorporate surprise or humor.
- Participate in the process of writing multiple songs for specific clinical uses.
- Develop the ability to critique and edit original compositions in order to write effective songs for music therapy.
“In two hours, I learned as much as I do at a $300 conference.”
Jo Ellen Weiske
"Not only is Kathy an energized and engaging presenter, she also has a wealth of knowledge and has provided me with an exorbitant amount of music therapy ideas for communication and literacy development."
I loved the information you gave us about the "lazy 8s" and letter formation. This is one of the best workshops I've attended!
Thank you so much, your work truly is amazing. I am a kindergarten teacher and I am always looking for ways to make learning more meaningful for students. Adding music in the way you do is purely brilliant!