Full Course Description
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia
Evaluate and Assess For:
- Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
- Anxiety and stress: physical and emotional
- IEPs and 504’s
- Accommodations and supports
- Executive function
- Auditory Processing
- Visual Processing
- Phonemic Awareness
Sensory Development – Auditory Processing
Sensory Development - Vision
- Typical Development
- Impact on Reading and Writing
- Auditory attention
- Focused listening
- Sound discrimination
- Typical Development
- Impact on reading, writing and math
- Behavioral Optometry
- Visual attention
- Visual sequential memory
- Visual form constancy
- Using colored overlays
- Typical Development
- Impact on reading and writing
- Effect on comprehension
- Sound/symbol correspondence
- Auditory bombardment
- Chunking and blending
- Whole-classroom activities
More Treatment Strategies for …
- Ability vs. Performance
- How to recognize anxiety in the classroom
- Planning and organizing to reduce anxiousness
- Creating opportunities for success in the classroom
- Peer support
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia in the Classroom
- Written Expression
- Math Concepts and Calculation
Case Studies/Experiential Group Activity
- When, why, and how to introduce Assistive Technology
- Hands-on activities
- Create an intervention plan for LD students
- Formulate and implement plans for comprehensive evaluation to identify diagnostic criteria and underlying deficits present in students with reading, written expression, or math learning difficulties.
- Develop IEPs or 504 plans that provide students with the instruction and support they need to be successful in reading, writing, math, listening comprehension, and oral expression.
- Choose student-centered accommodations based on recommendations of the International Dyslexia Association and Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Design effective strategies to treat underlying deficits in the areas of executive function visual processing, auditory processing, phonemic/phonological awareness, memory, and anxiety to improve reading, writing and math skills.
- Teach students self-advocacy and anxiety management skills related to classroom performance, meeting deadlines, and project completion.
- Utilize low-tech and high-tech assistive technology supports to help students access information through text, improve study skills, complete written assignments and help with math calculation.
Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways to Master Visual and Auditory Memory, Visual Perceptual Skills, Visual Motor Skill Development and More!
Assessment for Cognitive Function
- Where it originated
- Facts verses myths
- The public health impact
Treatment Strategies for Redeveloping Neuropathways
- Visual and auditory memory
- Phonological awareness and memory
- Visual perceptual skills
- Visual motor skills
- Handwriting skills
- Reading rate, accuracy, fluency and comprehension
- Visual perception skills to:
- Keep up with note taking in class
- Remember multi-step instructions
- Remember the order of letters when spelling a word
- Remember how to do homework once at home
- Memory skills/phonological awareness to:
- Remember more than 1 or 2 instructions at a time
- Interpret words as they were intended: cat verses hat
- Spell aloud
- Visual skills to:
- Discriminate different fonts
- Form letters or numbers
- Not write letters or numbers backwards
- Help with mixing up letters/numbers - /d/ from /b/ or /E/ from /3/
- Find their pencil in their desk
- Find matching socks when dressing
- Visual motor skills to:
- Copy notes in time to keep up with the class
- Tie shoes
- Ride a bike
- Become more coordinated
- Handwriting skills to:
- Help with slow, messing writing or letter formation or letter spacing
- Write in cursive
- Reading/comprehension skills to:
- Read at age or grade level
- Pseudoword reading to match word reading level
Practice Treatment Interventions and Case Studies Throughout the Day
Documentation and Billing
- ICD-10 treatment diagnostic codes and CPT billing codes for reimbursement of provided services
- Analyze the 3 types of dyslexia and their characteristics to establish a treatment plan.
- Determine the executive cognitive functions and treatment methodologies that impact processing speed and reading comprehension.
- Choose treatment strategies to address visual perceptual, visual motor integration, auditory and visual memory deficits to increase handwriting legibility, reading comprehension, and ability to follow multi-step directions.
- Communicate how to integrate electronic and low tech games into treatment activities to increase reading comprehension, ability to follow multi-step directions for increased academic success.
- Apply compensatory strategies to each specific type, such as recital, chunking, and mnemonics as they apply to visual and auditory memory.
- Establish 3 strategies to improve client’s ability to recall multi-step instructions and letter sequence for spelling.