Dyslexia is the most common of all known learning disorders, affecting 1 in 5 children in the U.S. and accounting for 80% of those diagnosed with an LD. This course will cover all aspects of dyslexia, including current definitions, early signs and symptoms, what constitutes an appropriate assessment, and the most effective treatments. We will explore the most current research as well as the brain’s role in dyslexia. Since dyslexia can co-occur with other conditions such as ADHD and anxiety, we will explore how to recognize and treat those conditions.
Who should attend?
The intended audience includes Special Education teachers, Speech-Language Therapists, OTs, counselors, general education teachers, administrators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, PTs, principals, nurses, parents, and anyone who works with someone on the autism spectrum, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, dyslexia or any other neurodivergent learning needs. This presentation is geared for school-aged children 6 through 18 years.
This Webinar will replay as a recording on Saturday, April 20th, 2023 beginning at 11am Eastern Time. This is not a recording that can be downloaded and replayed at your own pace. All registered attendees will receive a link to the live webinar and a link to the recording replay on Saturday. Full attendance will be taken during the replay and will still qualify you for a certificate of attendance and other professional development opportunities listed. “Live” Q&A feature with the speaker will not be available, however you will have the ability to use “chat” feature to interact with other participants. Same registration process for both the live and the recording replay.
ELLEN BRAATEN, Ph.D.
Ellen Braaten, PhD, is an experienced and prominent psychologist, researcher, speaker, and author. At Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where Dr. Braaten has been affiliated since 1998, she is the Executive Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) and the Kessler Family Chair in Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment. She also holds an appointment as Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. In the past, Dr. Braaten served as an Associate Director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds and the track director of the Child Psychology Training Program at MGH/Harvard Medical School (HMS).
Dr. Braaten is widely recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attentional disorders. She has received funding to conduct longitudinal research on child outpatient samples, and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews on psychological and neuropsychological assessment, intelligence, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, gender, psychotherapy, and motherhood. Dr. Braaten also has edited two reference books for clinicians.
Dr. Braaten is a prolific writer and the co-author of the best-selling book, Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up (2014), the first book of its kind to focus on information processing speed weaknesses in children. Recently (2019), she published the second edition of The Child Clinician’s Report Writing Handbook, which has been called “the most comprehensive child assessment handbook available.” She is the author of How to Find Mental Health Care for Your Child (2010), the co-author of Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids (2003), and the author of the newly released Bright Kids Who Couldn’t Care Less (2023).
Dr. Braaten received her MA from the University of Colorado and her PhD from Colorado State University. She is a mother of two and resides in Boston, MA.
- The participants will be able to define and describe at least 3 of the signs and symptoms of dyslexia.
- The participants will be able to identify and describe at least 2 new findings from current research in
- The participants will identify 2 of the neurobiological influences of dyslexia.
- The participants will be able to identify and summarize the most effective treatments and accommodations for
students with dyslexia throughout the lifespan.
6:00-6:15pm Defining Dyslexia
6:15-6:30pm Understanding Reading and Language Development in Context of Dyslexia
6:30-6:50pm Dyslexia: Neurobiological Influences
7:05-7:30pm Diagnosing Dyslexia
7:30-7:55pm Case Presentations: Understanding Comorbidities and Differential Diagnoses
7:55-8:15pm Evidence Based Treatments and Accommodations for Dyslexia
Professional Development Offerings
This course is offered for .25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; professional area). Full attendance and a completed evaluation required for satisfactory completion of ASHA CEUs.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
2.5 hours is available. Attendance will be checked via ZOOM log in/log out.
AEP Connections, LLC has been approved as an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7173. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AEP Connections, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop offers 2.5 NBCC clock hours.
AEP Connections is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. AEP Connections maintains responsibility for the program. NASP Approved Provider #1165. A code to access the course evaluation will be provided in segments throughout the webinar, to ensure full participation. Full attendance is required.
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AEP Connections, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID xxx. This distance learning – interactive is offered for up to .25 CEUs (2.5 contact hours). Introductory, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. A course evaluation with additional post test questions is required for satisfactory completion. *Pending approval from AOTA.