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Seminar Detail

Dyslexia: Identification and Treatment
Dyslexia: Identification and Treatment


When:  Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

This seminar will help you unlock the hidden “disconnects” in the brain that manifest themselves as dyslexia. How the brain learns is a mystery, but this seminar will help education and clinical professionals to discern the true nature of the problem and determine effective methods of learning for the individual with dyslexia. You will leave with strategies to remediate each type of dyslexia. You will also participate in developing strategies that will NOT take away from classroom instructional time, yet develop executive skills in four areas of visual perception, auditory processing as well as developing memory strategies. Case studies will be presented and discussed as well as the type of accommodations needed to make positive changes in your clients’ life. You will leave with proven strategies to implement accommodations that enable success.

  1. Label and describe five areas of the brain where learning problems may hide.
  2. Identify the types of dyslexia and their effect on an individual’s learning performance.
  3. List the characteristics of dyslexia and other hidden learning problems.
  4. Describe methods for identifying the three most common types of dyslexia.
  5. Discuss and define various research-based interventions for the clinical and classroom environments.
  6. Develop and implement strategies and accommodations to help an individual with dyslexia learn.


Karen Bourne, owner and clinical director of the Dyslexia Institute of America, in Champaign, Bloomington, and Springfield, Illinois, is a leading expert in the areas of dyslexia. She is a certified Dyslexia Evaluator and Therapist trained The clinics have assisted thousands of individuals to overcome their "brain disconnects." She continues to receive referrals from professionals from both the medical and educational fields. Ms. Bourne has taught in preschool, elementary, middle and high school classrooms instructing at various levels of student achievement in three different states. Her extensive academic training and 30-plus years in the educational field as a classroom teacher, tutor, and clinical supervisor, give her a great knowledge base and a rich tapestry of experience for presenting in the area of dyslexia. Passionate about reading, learning, and teaching, Ms. Bourne has dedicated her life to helping children, and more recently adults, to achieve their highest potential despite their hidden learning problems. Her dynamic teaching style includes the use of small groups, video segments, and practical exercises that demonstrate the essential skills for achieving the course objectives in the school, clinical, and professional environments

Course Content Disclosure: ASHA Position Policy states that Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) has not met scientific standards for efficacy that would currently justify its usage.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Karen Bourne is the owner and clinical director of the Dyslexia Institute of America. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Karen Bourne has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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