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Free Webinar Series Features BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LITERACY®

Free Webinar Series Features BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LITERACY®

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has cosponsored a FREE early literacy webinar series with the Stern Center for Language and Learning featuring BUILDNG BLOCKS FOR LITERACY®. BUILDING BLOCKS offers research based and research proven information and activities to help prepare preschool children for reading success when they enter Kindergarten and can be viewed at

This four-part webinar series parallels modules of the online Building Blocks course and highlights activities that are play-based and developmentally appropriate for immediate implementation at home and in childcare settings.

The live webinar series has concluded, however you can conveniently view a recorded version and/or a PowerPoint slideshow of each webinar!

Visit  NCLD's Get Ready to Read site to view the recorded webinars. To access a  PowerPoint slideshow, click on a title below:

Early Literacy Research and Language Development

Shared Book Reading Emphasizing Vocabulary

Phonological (Sound) Awareness

The Speech to Print Connection Including Alphabet Knowledge

These grant supported webinars are FREE and are hosted by Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Stern Center for Language and Learning President, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine and Brenda Buzzell, M.Ed., BUILDING BLOCKS Coordinator and Instructor.

"Data show that early care and education providers who are informed by the research on early literacy can make a powerful difference in preparing young children for reading success.” – Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D.


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