Keynote: Language! So Much More than Words
Virtually all of a school day is mediated by language. Teachers instruct, comment, guide, regulate, propose and so much more. Kindergarten children have so much to say and communicate, and their language helps to mediate their thought processes and emotions. Join Dr. Soifer as she exposes and explores the enormous complexities and nuances of the gift we refer to as language – the power of which we all too often underestimate.
Dr. Lydia Soifer is a language pathologist with over 40 years of experience in clinical and private practice. Dr. Soifer was the founder and director of The Soifer Center for Learning and Child Development and designed Classroom Language Dynamics ©, which is used in a variety of school settings to empower teachers and invigorate learners of all kinds. Dr. Soifer is the author of “Oral Language Development and Its Relationship to Literacy”, a chapter in Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, Fourth Edition (Brookes Publication, 2019), and a contributor to local publications. Additionally, she is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and faculty member in the Early Intervention Training Institute, both at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.