Distinguished Educator Seminar Series: Using language to support struggling students


Faculty Club 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

It is well known that children with language delays or disorders have a harder time learning to read and write. This seminar will review key elements of speech and language development and also share language teaching strategies that teachers can embed into regular lesson plans to help struggling learners.

You will learn about:

  • How language influences learning
  • How to collaborate with the speech language pathologist
  • How activities can enhance reading, writing, listening and speaking, for struggling students
  • How to teach narrative development and structure
  • How to Incorporate technology into the classroom for language enhancement

Lisa Maislin, a Speech Language Pathologist at the Lester B. Pearson School Board, has been working in the school setting for almost 30 years. She is also in private practice. Ms. Maislin’s experiences encompass a large variety of speech and language issues. Her focus over the years has been curriculumbased therapies and working in conjunction with teachers and parents to help struggling learners with speech and language development.

Contact Information

Donna Wilkinson
donna.wilkinson [at] mcgill.ca
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