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Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on October 23, 2020.
Product Details
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
10/23/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Assess and discuss misunderstandings and inaccurate perceptions about the characteristics of Specific Learning Disorder diagnosis and its’ impact on student performance.
  2. Use music and physical movement to prepare the brain for learning and to enhance retention and recall.
  3. Choose appropriate interventions for letter formation, spacing, capitalization, punctuation to improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Implement techniques to boost reading comprehension and enhance critical thinking skills.
  5. Apply strategies related to the seven foundational skills of reading to inform choice of treatment interventions.
  6. Create effective methods to support students’ written language abilities and to reduce anxiety about written expression.
  7. Formulate plans to improve student outcomes in reading and written language through applying learned strategies and resources.

Dispelling Myths about Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

  • Dyslexia/Dysgraphia can be diagnosed
  • Students will not just “get over it” or grow out of it
  • Students won’t do better if they just “try harder”

Preparing the Brain For Learning

  • The benefits of music and movement for the reading/writing brain
  • Engaging positive self-talk
  • Resources for implementing movement in the classroom

Foundational skills for proficient readers

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Visual Tracking
  • Blending
  • Segmenting
  • Multi-syllable Words
  • Fluency

Boosting Comprehension

  • Identifying unknown words
  • Thinking and remembering in categories
  • Creating meaningful, memorable definitions
  • Inference and prediction, Idioms, Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Literal vs. Figurative language
  • Fact vs. Opinion

Strategies for Written Expression

  • Improving letter formation, spacing, capitalization, punctuation
  • Overcoming spelling difficulties
  • Choosing words to write with
  • Building Sentences
  • Writing from Pictures
  • Collecting and using ideas for writing

Assistive Technology, Accommodations and Supports




Mary B. Asper, MS, CCC-SLP, has over 40 years experience working with children, adults, families and educators from all walks of life in many different capacities. For the last 10 years, Mary’s focus has been on developing and implementing effective techniques and strategies to help students with language learning disabilities succeed in school. She is involved in all areas of treatment for dyslexia, including diagnosis, program development and implementation, therapeutic intervention and professional development for SLPs and educators. Mary has developed strategies to address linguistic, cognitive and social concerns based on best-practice recommendations and current neuro-scientific findings, through her work with students from the early grades through high school. Mary is the president and speech-language pathologist for her company, Codding Hollow Associates, Inc. and coordinates a team of related professionals who serve students with severe language learning disabilities and communication disorders. She holds certification from the American Speech-Language Association, is a former board member for the Vermont Speech-Language Association and an instructor in Special Topics: Language Disorder for Lyndon State College in Vermont.

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: Mary B. Asper maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Mary B. Asper serves on the board of the Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Continuing Education Credits

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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.

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.

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