Seminar Detail

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach

Where:   PLAINVIEW, NY

When:  Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

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. The Pyramid of Potential approach starts the remediation with building blocks of mind and body health from the nutrition and psychology disciplines. This is followed by neurodevelopment (primitive reflex integration) and sensory-motor development from occupational therapy, physical therapy and vision therapy disciplines. Finally, cognitive skills training, such as memory, attention, and processing speed, come from education.

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

Objectives:
  1. Identify the common causes of dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.
  2. Explain how many professionals, 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 processing problems that may lead to dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.
  6. Create a systematic plan of interventions aimed at improving the functioning of a student with dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.

KATHY JOHNSON, MS ED

Kathy Johnson, MS Ed., has been working with students since 2000 to overcome their reading struggles, as well as other learning issues. She found an excellent program that brought their decoding abilities to grade level in a matter of months. Yet, some could not read the test in grade level books, so she began her exploration into the trainings and therapies that brought students’ success. Many increased their IQ and no longer required extra services. Kathy received training in order to bring these therapies to others which include Primitive Reflex Training by Samuel A. Berne, OD, Therapeutic Listening by Sheila Frick, Samonas Listening by Jill Stowell, PACE by Learning Rx, Phono-Graphix by Read America, Irlen Syndrome, Brain Gym 101, and An Introduction to Rhythmic Movement.

In 2000, Kathy started The Hunter School of Ballston Spa for struggling students, in which she and her assistant taught third through eighth graders required academics while remediating their struggles through therapy during the school hours. In 2002, she started an educational consulting business to screen and remediate student struggles individually. Since then she has also given lectures and workshops to clinics and schools, been a guest on Internet talk radio shows, and wrote The Roadmap From Learning Disabilities To Success plus other DVDs and publications. Kathy earned her Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany where she instructed faculty and staff, was an adjunct professor at Schenectady County Community College, and taught at The Adirondack School of Northeastern New York.





Course Content Disclosure: 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: Kathy Johnson maintains an educational consulting firm, Pyramid of Potential. She has authored a series of workbooks and CDs, The Pyramid of Potential Series. She is a compensated author for ZLS Publishing. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Kathy Johnson has received training in Therapeutic Listening and Samonas Listening.
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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.

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