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Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia

Program Information

Outline

Introduction

  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
  • Anxiety and stress: physical and emotional
  • IEPs and 504’s
  • Accommodations and supports
Evaluate and Assess For:
  • Executive function
  • Auditory Processing
  • Visual Processing
  • Phonemic Awareness

TREATMENT STRATEGIES:

Executive Function

  • Typical Development
Sensory Development – Auditory Processing
  • Typical Development
  • Impact on Reading and Writing
  • Auditory attention
  • Focused listening
  • Sound discrimination
Sensory Development - Vision
  • Typical Development
  • Impact on reading, writing and math
  • Behavioral Optometry
  • Visual attention
  • Visual sequential memory
  • Visual form constancy
  • Using colored overlays
Phonemic/Phonological Awareness
  • Typical Development
  • Impact on reading and writing
  • Effect on comprehension
  • Sound/symbol correspondence
  • Auditory bombardment
  • Chunking and blending
  • Whole-classroom activities
Anxiety
  • 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
  • Self-advocacy
More Treatment Strategies for …
  • Reading
  • Written Expression
  • Math Concepts and Calculation
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia in the Classroom
  • When, why, and how to introduce Assistive Technology
  • Hands-on activities
Case Studies/Experiential Group Activity
  • Create an intervention plan for LD students

Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Choose student-centered accommodations based on recommendations of the International Dyslexia Association and Americans with Disabilities Act.
  4. 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.
  5. Teach students self-advocacy and anxiety management skills related to classroom performance, meeting deadlines, and project completion.
  6. 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.

Copyright : 04/25/2019

Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways to Master Visual and Auditory Memory, Visual Perceptual Skills, Visual Motor Skill Development and More!

Program Information

Outline

Dyslexia

  • Where it originated
  • Facts verses myths
  • The public health impact
Assessment for Cognitive Function
  • Visual and auditory memory
  • Phonological awareness and memory
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Visual motor skills
  • Handwriting skills
  • Reading rate, accuracy, fluency and comprehension
Treatment Strategies for Redeveloping Neuropathways
  • 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
    • Printing
    • 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‚Äč

Documentation and Billing

  • ICD-10 treatment diagnostic codes and CPT billing codes for reimbursement of provided services

Objectives

  1. Analyze the 3 types of dyslexia and their characteristics to establish a treatment plan.
  2. Determine the executive cognitive functions and treatment methodologies that impact processing speed and reading comprehension.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Apply compensatory strategies to each specific type, such as recital, chunking, and mnemonics as they apply to visual and auditory memory.
  6. Establish 3 strategies to improve client’s ability to recall multi-step instructions and letter sequence for spelling.

Copyright : 05/16/2019