Because of the unique learning style of these children, it is imperative that occupational therapists become famliar with manifestations of dyslexia, comorbid conditions, best practices, and how dyslexic children learn best. Special consideration should be given to children who are completing specialized dyslexia tutoring, because some activities are contraindicated during that training.
By familiarizing oneself with characteristics of dyslexia, basic tennets of effective teaching, and comorbidities, this course will help occupational therapists position themselves as a bridge between the child with dyslexia and other professionals working with him or her. With the unique perspective of whole child function, as well as knowledge of how body systems affect learning, the occupational therapist who understands dyslexia will be able to conduct evaluations and create treatment plans that serve to enhance the learning style of a child with dyslexia.
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- Review of body systems and learning
- Discover how occupational therapy can support learning
- Determine how to address dyslexia within the OT scope of Practice
- Learn key components of dyslexia
- Learn basic philosophy and techniques of most effective teaching method for dyslexic students.
- Identify how OTs can bridge the gap between a dyslexic child and other professionals
- Compare medical vs education model for treating clients with dyslexia
- Review treatment planning and evaluations and how they can be created for dyslexic clients
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on what telehealth entails, what is required for quality services, and how to utilize skills in a virtual field.
- Identify the neurological connection between learning disabilities, motor coordination, and sensory processing
- Identify occupational therapy's role in learning.
- Recognize how the tenet s of successful teaching methods relate to occupational therapy
- Recognize how to create effective treatment plans and conduct thorough evaluations
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Speech Language Pathologist.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Tracy Davis is the owner of Global Therapy Consultants and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service