Live 8-05-21: Dyslexia Overview and Interventions

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August 5, 2021.**

ASHA Course Number: ACEF0545-001
Course Credits: 0.2 ASHA CEUs (2 hours)

This workshop will provide SLPs with an overview of dyslexia signs, symptoms, screening and assessment methods. Since formal identification of students with dyslexia through the IEP process can have negative implications, classroom intervention methods will be explored and demonstrated.

Instructor Information

Linda Okonsky

Karen L. Bilbao, M.A., CCC-SLP has served in many aspects of special education service delivery during almost forty years in public education, including as a speech language pathologist, special education teacher, child study team member and director of special services. She moved on to building administration at both elementary and secondary levels and finally to the district level as assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools. She is currently the New Jersey Regional Director for EBS Healthcare, a company that provides special education, consultation and management services to public school districts.

Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Karen L. Bilbao has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Karen L. Bilbao has no other non-financial information to disclose.

Learner Objectives

By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define dyslexia, along with its challenges and advantages.
  2. Identify early signs and symptoms of dyslexia.

  3. Demonstrate multi-sensory methods of dyslexia intervention.

  4. Describe methods of screening and assessment.


  • 1:00 AM–1:30 PM: Overview/Definition/Signs/Symptoms
  • 1:30 AM–2:00 PM: Challenges and Advantages of Dyslexia
  • 2:00 AM–2:30 PM: A Multi-Sensory Model of Intervention
  • 2:30 AM–3:00 PM: Screening and Assessment Methods