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This implicit knowledge is necessary for successful development of reading. However, young children, English language learners (ELL) and children with speech and language impairment may not yet have this knowledge.

Stephanie Downey Toledo is a bilingual speech language pathologist in New York City as well as a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has collaborated with the LEADERS project on this module series and others.

Find the playlist for the full set of videos in this module series here:

Reading Development Playlist

Find each of the modules from this playlist here:

Reading Development Module 1: What does it mean to know a language? 

Reading Development Module 2: Role of the SLP in Literacy

Reading Development Module 3: Phonemic Awareness

Reading Development Module 4: Phonics 

Reading Development Module 5a: Myths About Vocabulary Instruction 

Reading Development Module 5b: Role of the SLP in Vocabulary Instruction 

Reading Development Module 6: Reading Fluency 

Reading Development Module 7: Reading Comprehension

Reading Development Module 8: Bilingual Considerations