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Thinking Outside the “Box” Applying our Clinical Skills in Dyslexia Interventions

Thinking Outside the “Box” Applying our Clinical Skills in Dyslexia Interventions

As Speech Language Pathologists, when we hear the term dyslexia, we don’t often consider our role for effective instruction. In this session we will discuss how vital our roles are as SLPs/SLPAs, and how important it is for us to think outside of the “box”. Attendees will explore the scope of practice in speech language pathology as it applies to structured literacy and individuals with dyslexia. Participants will also learn about evidence-based intervention techniques and approaches to effectively manage dyslexia. Discussion will also focus on how to incorporate principles of structured literacy in your current speech and language treatment plans.

Presenters

  • Heather Caska

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    Heather Caska, MS, CCC-SLP is a certified speech language pathologist and owner of HBC Language and Literacy. She has over 10 years of experience as a speech language pathologist. She has experience working with a variety of communication disorders; however, her true passion lies in working with children with dyslexia and their families and educating other SLPs on their role in early identification dyslexia. Heather is the current president of the International Dyslexia Association of Arizona.

  • Karina Kadhi

    BS, SLPA

    Karina Kadhi, BS, SLPA is a licensed speech language pathology assistant and co-author of the Soar With Words School on the Teachable platform that offers dyslexia education for SLPs, educators, and other professionals. Karina earned a bachelor's degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona and has over 8 years experience in pediatric intervention in both school and private settings. Karina specializes in early language and literacy intervention, as well as parent coaching for early language development.

Learning Objectives

Identify at least 2 issues in identifying dyslexia.
Discuss the 3 principles and 6 key elements of structured literacy intervention.
Describe 3 ways to incorporate structured literacy interventions into your current treatment plans (speech and language therapy).

Agenda

Agenda

15 minutesIntroduction to Dyslexia and Structured Literacy
5 minutesPhonology
10 minutesSound Symbols
10 minutesSyllables
10 minutesMorphology
5 minutesSemantics and Syntax
5 minutesReading Comprehension/Written Expression/Executive Functions

Disclosures

Disclosures

Speakers - FinancialHeather Caska is the owner of HBC Language & Literacy and co-owner of Soar With Words, LLC. She is also co-author of The Soar With Words School on the Teachable platform that offers dyslexia education for educators, parents, and professionals. Karina Kadhi is a Co-Author of The Soar With Words School on the Teachable Platform and co-owner of Soar With Words, LLC.
Speakers - NonfinancialHeather Caska is the current President of Arizona IDA. She also has family members affected by dyslexia. Karina has volunteered for Arizona IDA.
Course - ContentHeather and Karina have no additional content information to disclose.
Course - Financial Support & In KindThis course is being sponsored by SLP Now and SLP Toolkit.

ASHA

ASHA

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Area, Professional Area

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