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Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia are among the most complicated learning disorders seen in education today. Many of these students struggle to complete academic tasks, maintain social relationships with peers and adults, and are constantly under stress.
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Faculty:
Mary Asper
Duration:
6 Hours 7 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 25, 2019

Description

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia are among the most complicated learning disorders seen in education today. Many of these students struggle to complete academic tasks, maintain social relationships with peers and adults, and are constantly under stress.

In this recording, you will learn how underlying deficits related to executive function, visual-perceptual and visual-motor skills, and auditory processing skills affect a student’s ability to read and write at grade and age appropriate levels. Participants will explore the impact visual processing, cognitive development and organization have on acquiring mathematic ability, and understand how to support and teach struggling math learners.

This presentation shows you how to identify underlying deficits and develop IEPs or 504 plans that effectively address individual student needs. You will develop a plan that includes game-based learning, assistive technology, phonemic and phonological awareness practice, focused auditory interventions and simple techniques to help with visual processing ability.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to provide strategies to address your student’s/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

Handouts

Outline

Introduction
  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
  • Anxiety and stress: physical and emotional
  • IEPs and 504’s
  • Accommodations and supports
Evaluate and Assess For:
  • Executive function
  • Auditory Processing
  • Visual Processing
  • Phonemic Awareness

TREATMENT STRATEGIES:

Executive Function

  • Typical Development
Sensory Development – Auditory Processing
  • Typical Development
  • Impact on Reading and Writing
  • Auditory attention
  • Focused listening
  • Sound discrimination
Sensory Development - Vision
  • Typical Development
  • Impact on reading, writing and math
  • Behavioral Optometry
  • Visual attention
  • Visual sequential memory
  • Visual form constancy
  • Using colored overlays
Phonemic/Phonological Awareness
  • Typical Development
  • Impact on reading and writing
  • Effect on comprehension
  • Sound/symbol correspondence
  • Auditory bombardment
  • Chunking and blending
  • Whole-classroom activities
Anxiety
  • Ability vs. Performance
  • How to recognize anxiety in the classroom
  • Planning and organizing to reduce anxiousness
  • Creating opportunities for success in the classroom
  • Peer support
  • Self-advocacy
More Treatment Strategies for …
  • Reading
  • Written Expression
  • Math Concepts and Calculation
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia in the Classroom
  • When, why, and how to introduce Assistive Technology
  • Hands-on activities
Case Studies/Experiential Group Activity
  • Create an intervention plan for LD students

Faculty

Mary Asper, MS, CCC-SLP Related seminars and products: 3


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 Disorders 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.