Raising Red Flags for Dyslexia

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Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP and Susan Lee, MA CCC-SLP
In this episode Michelle is joined by the multitalented Susan Lee, MA CCC-SLP, of Anderson, IN.  If you’re in the world of early intervention or pediatric home health, then you probably don’t treat patients who have dyslexia on a regular basis…however I bet you have had had patients that you were concerned about!  Well, Susan Lee, who was also trained in Orton-Gillingham techniques, is here to decode warning signs for dyslexia in our youngsters!  She will share early warning signs, explain at what age a child can participate in a formal evaluation, as well as offer functional advice on what advice to share with a patient’s family when you do see early warning signs. 

By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  1. Three early warning signs for dyslexia.
  2. When and why at that particular age a child can be tested for dyslexia.
  3. Two functional explanations to communicate to parents/guardians when a patient does present with early warning signs of dyslexia.
About Susan: Susan Lee, MA CCC-SLP is a fully certified and licensed Speech and Language Pathologist with over 22 years of experience in both medical and educational settings, including 9 years providing early intervention services. As a Dyslexia Consultant, Susan has participated in over 100 hours of training in the area of Dyslexia, including Orton-Gillingham techniques. Susan is experienced in completing dyslexia screenings and assessments and providing successful Orton-Gillingham based tutoring services. She frequently gives seminars and inservices about dyslexia in her local area.

About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Discuss early warning signs for dyslexia. 

20-30: Discuss the age at which a child can be assessed for dyslexia and why they should wait until that age.

30-45: Discuss practical advice to communicate to parents when a patient presents with early warning signs. 

45-1:00: Questions and Answers

Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Susan Lee:

Financial: Susan Lee is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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