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Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Fall 2013-UMD CSD Lecture Series

October 12, 2013

RTI Instruction in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, & Morphology

-Nancy Telian, M.S., CCC-SLP

Co-director Reading with TLC

8:30 am to 4:15 pm

Registration begins at 8:00 am

Where: Labovitz Business Building 118, UMD campus


Lecture Handout

Lecture Handout in Slide Form with Additional Slides


*Scroll down for registration information.


About the Keynote Speaker:

           Nancy Telian is the founding co-director of Reading with TLC, and author of the internationally renowned Lively Letters program. With 35 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, the last 23 years specializing in literacy, Nancy is a frequent speaker at state and national conventions, including her numerous speaking engagements at the ASHA Annual Convention and her recent invited session on RtI and Literacy at the 2013 ASHA Schools Convention. She was a master trainer for the Massachusetts Dept. of Ed. Reading First Teacher Training Initiative and is an adjunct faculty member at MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate program, where she served as a clinical supervisor.  Since 1990 Nancy has been empowering speech-language pathologists to contribute their expertise in language and phonology within the area of literacy.


           With their knowledge base in phonology and language, along with a unique skill set including expertise in data interpretation and problem solving, speech language pathologists have become integral members of literacy teams within various clinical settings, including the schools. This session aims to provide SLPs with practical, proven techniques and activities for quickly closing achievement gaps in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, and morphology. Within each of the skill areas, participants will also receive specific recommendations, activity ideas, and resource links for Response to Intervention application, both indirect and direct, within each of the three Tiers of RtI. Through lecture, videos, and hands-on practice, participants will walk away with a wealth of hands-on strategies that can be used to place students on a trajectory for success.

ASHA CE Disclosure: Financial- Nancy Telian receives a speaking honorarium from the Edwin H. Eddy Foundation and the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department of UMD. She receives salary from Reading with TLC where she is the owner and has intellectual property rights. Nonfinancial– No relevant nonfinancial relationships exists.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. Cost WILL NOT include lunch. Lunch location brochure will be available.

NEW!      BREAKFAST BAKE SALE !!!!!!!!!!

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Club of UMD will be hosting a breakfast bake sale the morning of the lecture. Pop, water, and coffee will also be available for purchase. Please bring cash if you would like to make a purchase and donate to the club.

  • Brochure (PDF)
  • Payment policy: Payment must be postmarked BY the early registration date to qualify for the reduced rate. Registrations with payment postmarked after that date (or on the day of the lecture) will not be eligible for the discounted early registration rate.
  • Electronic Registration: Electronic Registration for upcoming lecture

    Payment for electronic registration must be postmarked by early registration due date to qualify for the reduced rate. Unfortunately we are not able to offer online payment at this time. Please send payment to:

          Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

          31 W. College Street

          174 Chester Chester Park

          Duluth, MN 55812

Registration Rates: You will need to provide your own lunch.

  • Early General ( Payment postmarked by September 30th)
    • $75 (non-refundable)
  • Late General ( Payment postmarked after September 30th, or Pay-at-Door )
    • $95 (non-refundable)
  • Early Full-time student*(Payment postmarked by September 30th )
    • $15 (non-refundable)
  • Late Full-time student*(Payment postmarked after September 30th )
    • $25 (non-refundable)
  • Full-time UMD CSD student (Payment postmarked after September 30th )
    • FREE but must regiser
  • Waived Fee Participants: Instructions for redeeming the vouchers can be found on the back of the certificate. To redeem for the current lecture, vouchers must be postmarked by September 30th.


Hotel Accomodations:

  • Radison (1-800-333-3333)
  • Best Western Edgewater (1-800-777-7925)
    • Limited amount of rooms are reserved at a discounted price under group code: 8929.
    • Available until the morning of Tuesday, September 10th, 2013.
  • Other Accommodations

Contact Information:

  • Please contact Sethen Ettestad for additional information or with any questions:
  • 218.726.8053

Disability accommodations :

Sponsored by

  • Edwin H. Eddy Foundation
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders, UMD




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