One in five students have a language based learning disability, dyslexia being the most common. Less then one third of children with reading disabilities are receiving school services, despite the fact that they have the intellectual capacity to thrive, not barely survive. Many of the most trained school professionals involved in the referral, remediation, and intervention process are misinformed or uninformed about Dyslexia, Healthcare professionals have the ability to make a huge impact on the success of students with Dyslexia, but feel ill equipped and uneducated about the disorder.
In an effort to address the needs of individuals with Dyslexia and reduce the learning problems before they manifest and widen, healthcare professionals need a deeper understanding of Dyslexia and its coexisting conditions. Through the use of the latest evidence-based practices, case histories and research, this course aims to equip the healthcare professional with an arsenal of tools necessary to feel confident in playing a key role in early identification and intervention. Furthermore, healthcare professionals will learn a fresh new approach to articulation, auditory processing and executive function intervention that will be beneficial for students with language based learning disabilities.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Introduction and history
- Warning signs to watch for
- Dyslexia in the classroom
- Overview of Dysgraphia)
- Overview of the Platypus Principle
- Identifying the problem
- Cognitive processing
- Auditory processing
- Visual processing
- Logic and reasoning
- Overview of attention
- The Common Core for reading
- Deciding your next step in the process
- Case study
- Principles you can use in your therapy today
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on dyslexia and language based learning.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Explain the two sides of Dyslexia, neurological and educational.
- Cite how Dyslexia relates to Speech Language Pathology and Occupational
- Identify five ways to identify Dyslexia and coexisting conditions.
- List academic and social manifestations of a language based learning disability.
- Identify the big and small coexisting conditions associated with Dyslexia.
- Cite the role of the SLP on literacy skills today and the impact on Dyslexia.
- Demonstrate practical guidelines for updating your current treatment plan to include updated, functional, treatment plans that have a bigger impact on literacy.
- Identify how to integrate the information learned into daily practical application.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists. Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants.
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available instantly in our online format.
This program is offered for 0.30 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
- Financial – Kyra Minichan is the owner of The Curious Edge, LLC and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.