Senior Project Advisor
Oracy, Oral and written language, Speech-language pathologists
The concept of a connection between oral language and literacy is not new. However, prior to the 1990s, this relationship was not given the substantial credit it deserves (Butler, 1999). In attempt to describe this connection, the term “oracy” has been created. The word “oracy” encapsulates the concept of oral communication and comprehension as building the foundation for literacy. Recent research has brought the significance of this idea to the attention of those involved in literacy in the schools. As a result of changes in our understanding of how children become literate, professionals involved in literacy must adapt to broadened roles and expectations. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are among the professionals most impacted by this current focus on the oral language basis for later literacy skills. As research evolves and gains further support, SLPs are called to expand their roles in the schools to include the area of literacy.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Goodall, Victoria L. (Victoria Louise), "Oracy to Literacy: How Can Speech-Language Pathologists in the Schools Collaborate with Teachers Regarding Literacy?" (2006). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 191.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Children--Language; Language arts--Remedial teaching; Language disorders in children; Literacy; Oral communication; English language--Spoken English--Study and teaching; Speech therapists
student projects; term papers
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