Structured word inquiry is an emerging methodology that uses scientific inquiry to analyze words, their meanings, their structure, and their phonology. This method has been particularly found to be useful for all dyslexic learners and learners of all age groups often seen a quantum leap in reading skills with this method.

This week, on Chaiversations, we have Shawna-Pope Jefferson, speaking on the use of structured word inquiry in reading development. Shawna has practiced as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of medical and educational settings over her 20-year career. She served as a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at Southern Illinois University in Communication Disorders and Sciences for nine years before opening her private practice, Language and Literacy Solutions, in 2015. She has spent the last five years assessing students with language and literacy disorders and successfully applying Structured Word Inquiry to language and literacy intervention.