Course Number: ABIO2106
When: Available May 1, 2021 – May 1, 2022
Where: Audio available after release date and registration under “Course Content” at the bottom of this page.
Description: This session discussed dyslexia as a specific learning disability and what SLPs should consider during treatment. This session explored treating dyslexia in a variety of settings, from telehealth to schools, and described some of the challenges to overcome.
Who This Course Is Good For:
- Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professional that is licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs.
- Any professional who works with pediatric clients.
- Any professional who is seeking to learn more about dyslexia as a learning disability.
Who This Course Isn’t Good For:
- Any professional who is not familiar with the term dyslexia.
- Any professional that does not currently work with any pediatric clients with a learning disability or developmental delay and does not plan to in the near future.
Venita Litvack, M.A, CCC-SLP
Venita is an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant in south Florida. She has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA and co-presented several ASHA CEU accredited courses. Venita co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.
Lauren Kline, M.A, CCC-SLP
Lauren Kline is a speech-language pathologist and private practice owner in Colorado. Lauren specializes in dyslexia and is certified in the Orton-Gillingham approach, which is a program to teach literacy to individuals with dyslexia. In February 2020, Lauren went from service provider to being a parent of a child with a brain condition. This diagnosis and experience, during COVID nonetheless, has provided her with unique insight into what it’s like to navigate therapy services as a parent of a child with development delays.
Venita Litvack has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Speechie Side Up, LLC and Tassel Learning, LLC; royalties from the Lou Knows What to Do book series.
Venita Litvack has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.
Lauren Kline has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Lauren has ownership interest in Lauren Kline Speech Therapy, LLC and her Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Lauren Kline has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
THIS COURSE IS OFFERED FOR .10 ASHA CEUS
(INTRODUCTORY LEVEL: PROFESSIONAL AREA)
As a result of this activity, participants will:
- Identify three strategies for working with children with dyslexia in a language-based learning disability program in public schools
- Define the Orton-Gilligham approach and identify 6 foundational principles
- Describe three treatment methods for working with children with dyslexia in a private practice setting
- Describe three special considerations SLPs need to keep in mind when treating dyslexia
- Identify three resources for working with children with dyslexia.
|10 min||Introductions and Backgrounds|
|10 min||Discussion of working with children with dyslexia in a language-based learning disability program in public schools.|
|13 min||Discussion of the Orton-Gillingham approach and identifying the foundational 6 principles.|
|7 min||Discussion of treating dyslexia in a private practice setting.|
|10 min||Discussion of special considerations SLPs need to keep in mind when treating dyslexia.|
|10 min||Identifying go-to resources for working with children with dyslexia.|
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