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Writing and spelling as essential components of successful language and literacy—what’s our role, here?

June 10, 2017

Some school-based SLPs, as soon as they see the words “writing” or “spelling” immediately push the topic aside. “Not my job,” they may say. However, the written modality of language matters. It’s not just about phonemic, phonological, and semantic awareness. Orthographic and morphological awareness (tied to both written and spoken language), are crucial components of good language and literacy skills as well.

Now, before we move on to the newly-published studies, it’s important to set the stage by getting everyone on board with caring about writing and spelling…

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