Seminar Detail

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach

Thursday, October 8, 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.

  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, is considered a go-to resource on the topic of primitive reflex integration. She founded a specialized school in 2000, where she was an instructor and instrumental in remediating her students’ developmental and behavioral reflex therapy. In 2002, Kathy began an educational consulting business to screen and remediate students individually. She has given lectures and workshops to individuals and schools, been a guest on Internet talk radio shows, written several books and workbooks, recorded many DVDs, and developed a brain coach training program. In 2010, her book, The Roadmap from Learning Disabilities to Success was published. She continues to teach professional development workshops and to train brain-trainers around the world.

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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact 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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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