Speech-language pathologists can help teachers understand which communication behaviors are typical for a particular age range and which ones indicate a need for assessment and possibly an intervention.
Early childhood teachers play a key role as children develop literacy. While this cluster does not cover the basics of reading instruction, it offers classroom-tested ways to make common practices like read alouds and discussions even more effective.
Thanks to a nationwide parent education initiative called Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR), an increasing number of librarians are focusing on helping parents interact with their young children in meaningful ways to increase vocabulary development.
Donna C. Celano, Jillian J. Knapczyk, Susan B. Neuman
This is the first article in a series about asking questions that foster rich conversations. Visiting a variety of preschool settings, we’ll consider the different types of questions teachers ask and listen to children’s responses.