- Penny Stack
- 6 Hours 15 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Dec 04, 2020
Dyslexia – the invisible disability that impacts 1:5 individuals!
It’s not just an issue of trying harder or paying attention.
You know the stories you hear from your clients – hours of studying just to forget it all on a test the following day, constant lack of ability to understand what they read, difficulty remembering lists or instructions beyond three, the overwhelming frustration of knowing what they want to say or do, but not being able to express it on paper or get the words out, socially withdrawn in attempt to hide their struggles.
In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to practice treatment ideas that will incorporate the use of client-centered everyday routines, games, technology, sensory, and hands-on approaches to help your client overcome the challenges of life with dyslexia.
Upon completion of this program, you will be able to immediately provide treatment to address your 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
Turn everyday activities into successful treatment!
|Manual – Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways (30.7 MB)||144 Pages||Available after Purchase|
- Where it originated
- Facts verses myths
- The public health impact
Assessment for Cognitive Function
- Visual and auditory memory
- Phonological awareness and memory
- Visual perceptual skills
- Visual motor skills
- Handwriting skills
- Reading rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension
Treatment Strategies for Redeveloping Neuropathways
- Visual perception skills to:
- Keep up with note taking in class
- Remember multi-step instructions
- Remember the order of letters when spelling a word
- Remember how to do homework once at home
- Memory skills/phonological awareness to:
- Remember more than 1 or 2 instructions at a time
- Interpret words as they were intended: cat verses hat
- Spell aloud
- Visual skills to:
- Discriminate different fonts
- Form letters or numbers
- Not write letters or numbers backwards
- Help with mixing up letters/numbers – /d/ from /b/ or /E/ from /3/
- Find their pencil in their desk
- Find matching socks when dressing
- Visual motor skills to:
- Copy notes in time to keep up with the class
- Tie shoes
- Ride a bike
- Become more coordinated
- Handwriting skills to:
- Help with slow, messy writing or letter formation or letter spacing
- Write in cursive
- Reading/comprehension skills to:
- Read at age or grade level
- Pseudoword reading to match word reading level
Practice Treatment Interventions and Case Studies Throughout the Day
Documentation and Billing
- ICD-10 treatment diagnostic codes and CPT billing codes for reimbursement of provided services
Penny Stack, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, is the founding owner of Dyslexia Center of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Penny has over 26 years of experience as an occupational therapist that include working with children who have special learning needs. Penny is also a mother of a child with dyslexia who has shown great success in overcoming reading difficulties.
Penny is certified in Handwriting Without Tears, received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Samuel Merritt College, Oakland, California and her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy at Loma Linda University. Her research on closed head injuries and cognitive retraining has been published in Brain Injury Journal. Penny has dedicated her current research to Dyslexia and Its Impact on Occupation: The lived experience.
Financial: Penny Stack is the Tulsa Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director. Dr. Stack receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Penny Stack is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; and Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association.