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Delving into Dyslexia: Identifying and Supporting Students

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Lori Benson Adams, MEd

Delving into Dyslexia: Identifying and Supporting Students

Dyslexia inhibits otherwise capable students from mastering encoding, decoding, and fluency skills necessary for reading proficiency. Affecting approximately 8-20% of individuals, the impact of instruction and learning is profound, with implications beyond the scope of reading alone. OTs have a unique and powerful role in the identification, assessment, and intervention processes for children and teens with dyslexia.  This 2-hour webinar explores the history of dyslexia and diagnosis and intervention strategies, as well as an OT’s role in addressing common co-existing challenges, such as ocular motor, executive functioning, and motor skills. Based on the most up-to-date research, participants gain foundational background information as well as practical, ready-to-use strategies for children and teens to meet many federal and state mandates for dyslexia training.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define dyslexia’s neurological and genetic foundations.
  2. Explain the most effective tools and strategies for evaluation, assessment, and diagnosis.
  3. List several research-based reading instruction methodologies and strategies.
  4. Identify OT’s unique role in assisting with academic and educational supports.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: intermediate to advanced level OTs, SLPs, teachers, and other professionals
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the CEU section.
  • Course Instructor:  Lori Benson Adams, MEd
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  • Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
  • CE Broker course code: 20-798807

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 02339. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Sensational Brain speaker Lori Benson Adams, MEd, head shot

Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 35 years of experience with students who experience sensory, learning, behavioral, and executive function challenges. Lori presents nationally to audiences of parents, therapists, and educators. She is known for her immediately practical information and wealth of knowledge and resources. Additional information can be found at To view Lori’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Lori Benson Adams receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions and Learning Lotus.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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