Demystifying Dyslexia Intervention
— Offered by Communication Sciences and Disorders Program —
Speech-Language Pathologists are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia in both public schools and private practice. These continuing education activities are designed to give a basic educational overview on dyslexia. The myths and facts, definition of dyslexia and a brief historical frame of reference on dyslexia will lay a foundation for the day. In addition, evaluation instruments will be discussed. Tests that assess reading skills such as: decoding, spelling, reading fluency, comprehension and vocabulary will be presented. Billable and applicable speech and language tests, as well as International Classification of Diseases (ICD) billing and treatment codes will be presented. Basic treatment activities to incorporate within treatment to address the five pillars of reading instruction (phonological awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) will be presented.
Andrea Hanson, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT
Andrea Hanson is a speech-language pathologist and certified academic language therapist within the Northwest Arkansas Area. She has worked on the public school system for 12 years. Andrea has also worked at the University of Arkansas as an adjunct lecturer and clinical supervisor for 2 years. Andrea’s caseload primarily consisted of school-aged children with language disorders, reading disorders and pragmatic language disorders.
Webinar Part One
Speech-Language Pathologists are involved in the diagnosis and treatment process, especially within early intervention programs. This continuing education course gives a basic educational overview on dyslexia. The history of dyslexia are reviewed. Signs and symptoms of dyslexia are identified.
- Participants will be able to determine the signs and symptoms of dyslexia as compared to a learning delay or other disorder.
- Participants will define dyslexia.
- Participants will discuss history of dyslexia.
- Defining Dyslexia – 20 minutes
- History of Dyslexia – 10 minutes
- Dyslexia and the Language System – 30 minutes
- Early signs & symptoms of dyslexia – 15 minutes
- School-age signs & symptoms of dyslexia – 15 minutes
Webinar Part Two
During this continuing education course, assessments for dyslexia are presented and discussed. Intervention ideas and resources are provided.
- Participants will identify the Golden Battery.
- Participants will be able to develop an appropriate battery of tests for a dyslexia evaluation.
- Participants will be able to incorporate reading activities into a therapy session to address reading skills.
- Dyslexia Diagnostics – 30minutes
- 5 pillars of reading – 30 minutes
- Ideas and resources for intervention for dyslexia – 30 minutes
CEU / Professional Development
Each course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
Disclosures - Non-financial: none to report; Financial: speaker is receiving an honorarium.