Read Between The Lines: Understanding & Treating Dyslexia Live

· May 3, 2021

Course Number: ABIO2107

When: Available May 25, 2021 at 8:00 EST

Where: Zoom (Access to link available after registration)

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.

Presenters:

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.

Disclosure Statements

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.

Content Disclosure Statement: This presentation will focus exclusively on the Orton-Gillingham approach and will not include information about other similar or related approaches.

THIS COURSE IS OFFERED FOR .10 ASHA CEUS
(INTRODUCTORY LEVEL: PROFESSIONAL AREA)

Learning Outcomes

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.

Agenda

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.
5 min Identifying go-to resources for working with children with dyslexia.
5 min Live question and answer discussion with both presenters

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