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Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways to Master Visual and Auditory Memory, Visual Perceptual Skills, Visual Motor Skill Development & More!
Where:
BOULDER, CO
When:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$249.99
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BEST WESTERN BOULDER INN
770 28TH STREET
BOULDER, CO 80303
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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of knowing what they want to say or do, but not being able to express it on paper or get the words out, socially withdrawn in attempt to hid their struggles.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, messy 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
Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Psychologists
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

SHANNON NORRIS, OTR/L

Shannon Norris, OTR/L, SIPT, is a pediatric occupational therapist and the co-owner of Kids Always Kount Therapy Services, LLC. She has been practicing as a pediatric OT with advanced specializations for 18 years working in the outpatient setting, school and daycare setting, and as a dedicated advocate for the specific learning needs of dyslexic learners. Her multidisciplinary practice specializes in highly comprehensive evaluations and intensive intervention programs designed to meet the developmental and learning needs of every child’s specific learning profile.

Shannon is SIPT certified, a Certified Handwriting Specialist, a Dyslexic IEP Advocate, a Certified Irlen Screener, and Advanced Certified ILS Practitioner, Interactive Metronome Certified, and is currently working on her MRNI Reflex Integration Core Specialist Certification. She has also received training from Landmark School, the leading gold standard school specifically designed to meet the unique learning needs of dyslexic students. At Landmark, she has studied math strategies, study skill management, and executive functioning skills needed for parenting a child with dyslexia. She presents to therapists, parents, and educators often on treatment strategies, classroom success, and supports for this neurodiverse population. Shannon and her daughter recently supported legislation in Montgomery that has allowed for state-wide literacy changes in her home state of Alabama.

Shannon graduated from University of South Alabama in 2001 with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She was named 2014 Outstanding Alumni for University of South Alabama and is a member of AOTA, the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has contributed to a series of children books written about differently abled kids for accuracy in dyslexia content and contributed to a chapter in the book titled, Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Practice Settings.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Shannon Norris is the owner of Kids Kount Therapy Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Shannon Norris is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is the parent of a child with dyslexia.
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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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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
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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.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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

Colorado Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours.


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