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.
- Define dyslexia’s neurological and genetic foundations.
- Explain the most effective tools and strategies for evaluation, assessment, and diagnosis.
- List several research-based reading instruction methodologies and strategies.
- Identify OT’s unique role in assisting with academic and educational supports.
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
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 02339. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
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