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Alison Slatter

2020 IAHE Home Educators’ Convention Featured Speaker

Alison Slatter

Alison Slatter

Alison Slatter received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University before beginning a near decade-long career in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill due to her extensive political work since the age of 14. She left the Hill to educate and raise her children, including two dyslexics. Mrs. Slatter has served on IAHE’s Government Affairs team since 2013 and is trained in Orton-Gillingham reading intervention.

Before, During and After Phonics: Teach Phonological Awareness for Reading Success

Phonology is NOT phonics! Learn what phonological awareness is, why it is so important to reading success and how you can incorporate it into your child’s daily life. Phonological skills are the Legos of language. When a child masters playing with phonological Legos (sometimes while playing with real Legos), they are better prepared for the task of reading and spelling. Build a solid foundation in reading before their first phonics lesson.