This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will focus on identifying the core components of dyslexia. Participants will engage in activities that simulate what a student with dyslexia might experience in the classroom. Discussion will focus on common myths, early identification and risk factors, development of reading skills, â€‹and an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the SLP.
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Course created on October 15, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the core features and profile of a child with dyslexia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 areas of difficulties students with dyslexia may experience, apart from word recognition difficulties.
- After this course, participants will be able to â€‹describe the roles of speech-language pathologists in identification and intervention of dyslexia.
|15-20 Minutes||Definition of dyslexia|
|20-25 Minutes||Early warning signs|
|25-30 Minutes||Simple view of reading|
|40-45 Minutes||Word recognition difficulties|
|45-50 Minutes||Brain and genetics|
|70-85 Minutes||SLP's role|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Heather Caska, MS, CCC-SLP
Heather Caska, MS, CCC-SLP is a licensed pediatric speech-language pathologist and clinical director for Way to Grow Pediatric Therapy and Dyslexia Center. Heather graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona and completed her Masters in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology at Northern Arizona University.
Heather has worked as a speech-language pathologist for 8 years and has experience working with children with various communication disorders and language learning disabilities. She is passionate about bringing more dyslexia awareness to the SLP community and increasing early identification of dyslexia. Heather has presented at local universities and school districts, as well as state conferences on the role of the SLPs in language/literacy disorders. She is on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and is the Professional Development Chair for the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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