Full Course Description
Dyslexia: Improving Performance in Cognition, Language and Social Interaction
- Analyze how learning challenges consistent with Dyslexia can inhibit social interaction.
- Communicate the relationship between dyslexia and anxiety in children and adolescents.
- Assess and establish a strategy for overcoming challenges with executive function.
- Communicate the relationships between difficulties with decoding and difficulties with comprehension.
- Articulate summarizing and explain how it is a key skill for memory and learning.
- Inform how current neuro-scientific research findings support the use of movement and games in treatment for students with dyslexia.
- Present one type of technology and communicate how it can be implemented to enhance academic or social skills.
Recognize and Assess Skill Deficits
- DSM-5® definition and diagnostic criteria
- Identify and assess skills in:
- Executive Function
- Auditory Processing
- Visual Processing
- Phonemic Awareness
- Phonological Awareness
- Decoding and Fluency
- Figurative and Higher-Level Language
- Social Communication/Social Language
Techniques to Strengthen Executive Function
- Impact of Executive Function deficits on curriculum and social interactions
- Teach students to:
- Recognize the passage of time
- Control impulse
- Get things started
- Accurately follow directions
- Identify the problem and the solution
- Maintain focus and attention
- Practice sequencing in multi-modal formats for:
- Motor skills
- For speech skills
- Written expression
Strategies to Teach the Sound System of Language
- Sound/symbol correspondence
- Auditory bombardment
- Auditory discrimination
- Multi-modal activities to support language
Achieving Initiation and Structure: Written Expression
- Neurological impact of handwriting on written language
- Brainstorm writing ideas
- Make a plan for expository and informational writing
- Use questions to structure written information
Framework for Literacy and Learning
- Increase comprehension and recall for vocabulary and non-literal language
- Clarify meaning using word order and sentence structure
- Identify key topics and ideas
- Summarize for understanding, retention, recall and reports
Reduce Anxiety and Increase Performance
- Using consistent, predictable formats
- Dealing with time constraints
- Balancing ability with performance
- Becoming more socially aware and competent
Make Technology Work for You and Your Student
- How to choose and implement the right system for your student
- Access text through software and apps
- Use hand-held devices for organization and interaction
Plan and Implement
- Create an implementation plan for a specific student
- Take home written outlines for activities presented
Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways: Origin, Myths & Assessment
- Analyze the 3 types of dyslexia and treatment strategies for each specific type such as chunking for recital, chunking, and association for visual and auditory memory.
- Breakdown the executive cognitive functions that impact processing speed and reading comprehension.
- Choose treatment strategies to address visual perceptual, visual motor integration, auditory and visual memory deficits.
- Communicate how to turn everyday games and routines into the perfect treatment activities.
- Design two ICD-10 treatment diagnostic codes and CPT billing codes to properly bill for reimbursement of provided services.
- Establish 3 strategies to improve client’s ability to recall multi-step instructions and letter sequence for spelling