Seminar Detail

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!

Where:   CLEVELAND, OH

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

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
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of knowing what they want to say or do, but not being able to express it on paper or get the words out, socially withdrawn in attempt to hide their struggles.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!
Objectives:

  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.
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
Lab
  • 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

TRACEY DAVIS, MOT, OTR/L

Tracey Davis, MOT, OTR/L, has extensive experience working with children with dyslexia, sensory processing differences and adopted children who come from trauma backgrounds. Her passion incorporates 19 years of occupational therapy experience with dyslexia training to provide sessions rich in sensory, visual, and kinesthetic techniques. Tracey received training in Orton-Gillingham based tutoring as well as sensory processing training through the STAR Institute. She conducts live programs as well as live distance tutoring sessions using secure video conferencing software, working with families all over the world. Additionally, as the owner of Global Therapy Consultants, she offers consultations to families and therapists interested in helping children with learning differences. Tracey started working in Telehealth in 2013 and began work on her Doctorate of Health Sciences in 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1998 and Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1999.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tracey Davis is the owner of Global Therapy Consultants. She has an employment relationship with Growing Healthy Children Therapy Services; and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Ms. Davis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Tracey Davis is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
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 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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




COUNSELORS
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.


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


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
AOTA Logo
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.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
ASHA Logo

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


SOCIAL WORKERS
ASWB Logo
PESI, Inc. Provider #: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. 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.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
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.

Credit Card Required for online registration | Contact us to redeem Gift Certificates