Language and Literacy Demands of Content Area Courses in the Era of the Common Core State Standards: Teachers’ Perspectives and the Role of the SLP In this article, we explore secondary school content area teachers’ views on the language and literacy demands of their courses and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as the role of school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs). We offer a potential alleviation of teachers’ wariness of the increased language and ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2013
Language and Literacy Demands of Content Area Courses in the Era of the Common Core State Standards: Teachers’ Perspectives and the Role of the SLP
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Vicky Zygouris-Coe
    Professor of Literacy Education, University of Central Florida, College of Education and Human Performance, School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Orlando, FL
  • Disclosure: Financial: Vicky Zygouris-Coe is a professor in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at the University of Central Florida. Carrie Goodwiler is a school-based speech-language pathologist in Southern California.
    Disclosure: Financial: Vicky Zygouris-Coe is a professor in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at the University of Central Florida. Carrie Goodwiler is a school-based speech-language pathologist in Southern California.×
    Nonfinancial: Vicky Zygouris-Coe has previously published in this subject area. Some of these pieces are referenced in this paper. Carrie Goodwiler has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Vicky Zygouris-Coe has previously published in this subject area. Some of these pieces are referenced in this paper. Carrie Goodwiler has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.×
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School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing
Article   |   October 01, 2013
Language and Literacy Demands of Content Area Courses in the Era of the Common Core State Standards: Teachers’ Perspectives and the Role of the SLP
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2013, Vol. 14, 61-67. doi:10.1044/sbi14.3.61
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2013, Vol. 14, 61-67. doi:10.1044/sbi14.3.61

In this article, we explore secondary school content area teachers’ views on the language and literacy demands of their courses and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as the role of school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs). We offer a potential alleviation of teachers’ wariness of the increased language and literacy demands of the CCSS by reiterating that the SLP’s roles and responsibilities include supporting their colleagues by offering continuing education and assistance in curriculum development and topics related to language and literacy.

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