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A Reading Program is NOT Enough: A Deep Dive into the Dyslexia Diagnosis
August 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This is a free outreach webinar offered by IDA-GA. You are ALSO invited to view sessions in the Power Up Outcomes with Evidence-Based Practice Literacy Conference on August 5 and 6, 2021. Find out more information here. SLP’s can sign up to earn up to 15 ASHA CEU’s.
Register for the outreach webinar at https://idagaoutreachwebinar8252021.eventbrite.com
COA’s and ASHA CEU’s will be available for those needing documentation of attendance.
- This webinar will discuss the importance appropriate language and literacy testing plays in the remediation of reading-based disabilities.
- It will review current controversies with respect to the dyslexia diagnosis, as well as describe the role of language as a contributing factor to reading and writing deficits.
- The limitations of popularly recommended reading approaches/programs (e.g., Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, Lindamood-Bell, Barton, etc.) will be discussed with respect to exclusivity of use.
- Finally, the process leading up to the appropriate treatment goal recommendations will be outlined.
At the end of this presentation, learners will be able to
- Discuss the connection between language and literacy
- Summarize current debates as pertaining to the dyslexia diagnosis
- Discuss strengths and limitations of popular reading programs and approaches
- Describe appropriate goal target selection with respect to the remediation of reading deficits
Tatyana Elleseff, MA CCC-SLP is a bilingual speech-language pathologist, specializing in issues of multicultural, internationally & domestically adopted, as well as abused, at-risk, and traumatized children with language and literacy disorders in hospital, school, and private practice settings. She has been published in several peer-reviewed journals as well as presented for numerous national and international medical, academic, and non-profit organizations and speech-language-hearing associations both nationally and internationally. She is a clinical instructor at the RWJ Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry and a Clinical Supervisor at Rutgers Day School, an outpatient facility located in a hospital setting for children with significant psychiatric disturbances and concomitant language and literacy impairments.