Demystifying Dyslexia Intervention

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. This continuing education activity is 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..


Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to determine the signs and symptoms of dyslexia as compared to a learning delay or other disorder.
  2. Participants will be able to develop an appropriate battery of tests for a dyslexia evaluation.
  3. Participants will be able to incorporate reading activities into a therapy session to address reading skills.



8:00 – 8:30

Event check-in

8:30 – 9:30

Dyslexia myths, signs and symptoms

9:30 – 9:45


9:45 – 10:45

Appropriate evaluation instruments for reading and language

10:45 – 11:30

Activities to address reading skills with a therapy session

11:30 – 11:45




Andrea Hanson

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.


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8:30 am - 11:30 pm

Two Attendance Options

Fayetteville High School
Lecture Hall
994 M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Event parking in the Fayetteville High School faculty parking lot on the west side of the building (closest to the UA soccer and softball fields). Follow the signs to the Lecture Hall.

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Webinar / Online
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CEU / Professional Development

University of Arkansas is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (AHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Disclosures - Non-financial: none to report; Financial: speaker is receiving an honorarium.

Arkansas Department of Education

This course will be offered for 3 hours of professional development through ADE.