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


When:  Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Dyslexia – the invisible disability that impacts 1:5 individuals!

It’s not just an issue of trying harder or paying attention.

You know the stories you hear from your clients – hours of studying just to forget it all on a test the following day, constant lack of ability to understand what they read, difficulty remembering lists or instructions beyond three, the overwhelming frustration of knowing what they want to say or do, but not being able to express it on paper or get the words out, socially withdrawn in attempt to hide their struggles.

In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to practice treatment ideas that will incorporate the use of client-centered everyday routines, games, technology, sensory and hands-on approaches to help your client overcome the challenges of life with dyslexia.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to immediately provide treatment to address your client’s:
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Visual motor integration
  • Auditory and visual memory
  • Reading rate, accuracy, fluency, comprehension
  • Phonetic awareness and memory
  • Spelling and handwriting struggles
Turn everyday activities into successful treatment!

  1. Analyze the 3 types of dyslexia and apply compensatory strategies to each specific type, such as recital, chunking, and mnemonics as they apply to visual and auditory memory.
  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. Identify ICD-10 treatment diagnostic codes and CPT billing codes to properly bill for reimbursement.
  6. Establish 3 strategies to improve client’s ability to recall multi-step instructions and letter sequence for spelling.

  • 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
  • Experience
    • Mock sessions – practice treatment interventions
    • Case Studies: review a sample evaluation, discuss a treatment plan and treatment interventions
Documentation and Billing
  • ICD-10 treatment diagnostic codes and CPT billing codes for reimbursement of provided services


Tara Delaney, MS, OTR, is a nationally known child development expert who specializes in sensory processing, autism spectrum disorders as well as learning disabilities, specifically dyslexia. She is the author of three books: The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book, 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorder and Building Social Skills for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and Learning Disabilities. She holds a Master’s of Science in Therapeutic Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an international speaker and her Making Sense-ory® programs are in high demand throughout the United States. Ms. Delaney is the co-chief executive officer of School Steps, Inc. as well as co-chief executive director of ABA In Action. She is also the founder/executive director of Baby Steps Therapy

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tara Delaney is in a leadership position with School Steps, Inc. and Baby Steps Therapy. She is an author for Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, and PESI Publishing & Media. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Tara Delaney has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
This intermediate 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.

This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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

OHIO SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.

This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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