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Digital Seminar

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach


Faculty:
Mary Asper
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
POS063275
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Proven Strategies for...

  • Increasing sequencing and memory
  • Reading ability including instant improvement
  • Handwriting
  • Increasing words written
  • Math skills
  • Improving processing speed
  • Reducing anxiety, including test anxiety
  • Stopping reversals

In this ground-breaking seminar, professionals from many different perspectives come together to learn how their interventions integrate to remediate some of the more complicated dysfunctions seen in education today. Remediation is addressed through the building blocks of mind and body health including nutrition and psychology disciplines, neurodevelopment, sensory-motor development from occupational therapy, physical therapy and language development. Finally, specific educational approaches based on Structured Literacy and the Knowledge and Practice Standards of the International Dyslexia Association will be used to demonstrate how the student with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia can learn reading, writing, and math.

Leave with knowledge you can implement the next day to help students in and out of the classroom:

  • Improve phonemic awareness, decoding skills, and comprehension
  • Strengthen expressive language skills and written expression
  • Increase writing production and penmanship
  • Learn when and how to use assistive technology
  • Improve math sense
  • Reduce test anxiety
  • Increase processing speed
  • Improve memory

This program combines lecture, with discussion and hands-on exercises to facilitate every learning style!

OUTLINE

Introduction

  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia definitions
  • Common causes, effective approaches
  • Brain development
  • DSM-5® - Specific Learning Disorder

Mind and Body Health

  • Nutritional needs for healthy brain function
  • Role of exercise and sleep
  • Stress: physical and emotional

Brain Development

  • Primitive reflexes
  • Midline – horizontal and vertical
  • Brain Development and Movement
  • VAKT (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Tactile)

Sensory Development – Auditory Processing Disorder

  • Diagnosis
  • Listening therapy
  • Listening devices

Sensory Development – Vision

  • Screening for tracking and convergence
  • Simple eye exercises
  • Irlen Syndrome – colored overlays
  • Vision therapy

Cognitive Development

  • Structured Literacy and The Knowledge and Practice Standards
  • Skills: Phonemic awareness, memory, processing speed, attention, logic and more
    • Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia in the classroom
    • Writing an effective IEP or 504 plan
    • National and State Dyslexia laws
    • When, why, and how to introduce Assistive Technology
  • Hands-on activities
  • Create an individualized program
  • Create a sample plan of intervention for LD students

Brainstorm

  • 10+ strategies for improving learning, test scores, and academic success

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify the common causes of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia and when brain development occurs for necessary cognitive skills.
  2. Explain how many professions, such as education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, psychology and others can use an integrated approach to improve Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.
  3. List the 4 underlying areas of brain development needed in order to have academic success.
  4. List at least 10 different ways to improve test scores of learning disabled students.
  5. List at least 3 ways to improve or accommodate for visual or auditory processing problems that may lead to Dyslexia, Dyscalculia or Dysgraphia.
  6. Create a systematic plan of interventions aimed at improving the functioning of a student with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia or Dysgraphia.

 

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists - South Carolina (Self-Study)

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Counselors - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Educators

This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours.


Psychologists – Florida (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test.


Social Workers - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists – Pennsylvania

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists – California (Self-Study)

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Mary Asper Related seminars and products: 1

MS, CCC-SLP


MARY B. ASPER, MS, CCC-SLP, has over 40 years experience working with children, adults, families and educators from all walks of life in many different capacities. For the last 10 years, Mary’s focus has been on developing and implementing effective techniques and strategies to help students with language learning disabilities succeed in school.

She is involved in all areas of treatment for dyslexia, including diagnosis, program development and implementation, therapeutic intervention and professional development for SLPs and educators. Mary has developed strategies to address linguistic, cognitive and social concerns based on best-practice recommendations and current neuro-scientific findings, through her work with students from the early grades through high school.

Mary is the president and speech-language pathologist for her company, Codding Hollow Associates, Inc. and coordinates a team of related professionals who serve students with severe language learning disabilities and communication disorders.

She holds certification from the American Speech-Language Association, is a former board member for the Vermont Speech-Language Association and an instructor in Special Topics: Language Disorders for Lyndon State College in Vermont.

Course Content Disclosure:

Participants will be exposed to, but not formally trained in, the use of auditory integration therapies within the content of this course. ASHA Position Policy states that Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) has not met scientific standards for efficacy that would currently justify its usage.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary B. Asper maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Mary B. Asper serves on the board of the Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association.


Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Thanatologists and other Mental Health Professionals.

Reviews

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Overall:      4.1

Total Reviews: 873

Comments

Francis M - VERONA, New Jersey

"Excellent course and I enjoyed the learning experience."

Carrie W - GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Florida

"enjoyed and learned a lot. very relevant to caseload"

Rhonda G - WAKE FOREST, North Carolina

"I am an LPC marriage counselor. This course made me more aware of how learning disabilities can negatively affect marriage relationships."

Mary M - Alameda, California

"The course provided current information in a concise manner for dyslexia,dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. It is relevant to the students I work with and will be utilized."

Crystal B - WILMINGTON, North Carolina

"Mary was the best presenter that I've experienced. I'm hopeful that there are more classes that she presents."

Melissa S - ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico

"I really enjoyed the course"

Karen N - Buford, Georgia

"I loved this course. I wish all teachers would take it. There was so much information and good practical ways to reach students who are having difficulty reading, writing and doing math."

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