About The Book

This book is designed for beginning and seasoned speech-language pathologists and others in regular and special education who work with students demonstrating oral and written language problems. The intent of this book is to provide a resource of excellence, a schema of good practice. Wherever you are in your practice you can use this book with a growing sensibility toward expertise. You may enter this book as a beginning clinician and move to a more advanced level, then move toward proficiency, to advanced proficient, and finally to expert. As you use the suggested goals and materials you will get more and more experience with the various language pathways, and with more practice your skills will become like second nature. The CD includes downloadable forms in both Word and PDF formats.

About The Authors

Candace L. Goldsworthy, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), received her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. Dr. Goldsworthy is co-director of the Sacramento Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders and is a partner in the private practice of Speech-Language-Learning Associates. She served as Vice-Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at CSUS for ten years. Her publications through Delmar-Thomson-Singular include: Developmental Reading DisabilitiesSourcebook of Phonological Awareness Activities: Children’s Classic LiteratureSourcebook of Phonological Awareness Activities: Children’s Core Literature, and co-authored Sourcebook of Phonological Awareness Activities: Children’s Core Literature Grades 3-5. Dr. Goldsworthy was named Fellow of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She won the Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Health and Human Services at California State University-Sacramento in the spring of 2001. She was honored as Outstanding Alumna at California State University, Los Angeles, in 2003, and received the first ever Distinguished Achievement award by the California Speech-Language Hearing Association at its annual conference in Long Beach in March 2009.

Katie R. Lambert is an ASHA board certified and California State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University, Sacramento, in 2007. Mrs. Lambert is on the staff of Speech-Language-Learning Associates, which contracts with the Sacramento Scottish Rite Language Clinic. She has developed particular expertise with young language-learning disabled children.

Table Of Contents

  • Overview of the strands of language and literacy
  • Play Strand
  • Listenting Skills Strand
  • Early Oral-Written Language Strand: The Rationale
  • Linking the Strands of Oral-Written Language: The How Tos
  • Oral Narration Outlines and Language Literacy Activities
  • How to use the accompanying CD


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