ISSUE 7   May 2004  


Seminar sold out! More scheduled


On April 30, 2004, a free seminar on Helping Young Children Learn Language and Literacy Skills was presented.








The seminar was put on by The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, The Hanen Provincial Preschool Speech & Language Initiative, the University of Toronto.

The half-day seminar, which is being held at the University of Toronto, was attended by 86 speech language pathologists, educators and child care staff members.

At the seminars, participants learned:

  • the characteristics of optimal adult-child interactions;
  • how shared book reading can enhance language development and early literacy skills;
  • how to accommodate and adapt strategies to best meet the needs of children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Three additional presentations of this popular seminar are being scheduled for September and October of 2004. One of these will take place in Toronto, and the other two will happen in Northern Ontario. Please register early as there are already 200 applicants registered.

For more information please contact:

Joanne Leuzzi
Administrative Assistant
The Hanen Provincial Preschool
Speech & Language Initiative
1-800-879-2492 ext. 227 (Ontario only)
905-574-6876 ext. 227
Fax: 905-574-8843