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Reframe Your Thinking About SLP Roles in Assessment and Treatment of Dyslexia and Related Disorders (PD102801)

Presenter(s): Nickola W Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Course Description

SLPs have preparation in phonological, morphological, semantic, and syntactic relationships among words for identifying and treating dyslexia and associated language/literacy disorders. This course discusses strategies for filling possible gaps in knowledge about orthographic pattern learning, including language/literacy assessment profiles of students with the word-structure problems that typify dyslexia and how those problems are influenced by accompanying strengths or weaknesses of vocabulary and related skills needed for oral and written language comprehension and expression. Takeaways include parameters for making intervention decisions in an interprofessional, family-centered, curriculum-relevant environment.

Content disclosure: The speaker draws case examples from assessment with the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills (TILLS) and Student Language Scale (SLS), of which the presenter is first author. All case examples use data from the TILLS and SLS, but multiple methods are discussed, including interprofessional problem-solving methods. 

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2117V). 

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify assessment profiles typical of dyslexia with or without accompanying oral language disorders
  • List goal areas for students that are customized for their profiles of strengths and weaknesses
  • Discuss parameters for decision-making for intervention planning

Presenter Information

Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is Professor Emerita of Western Michigan University. She studies language-literacy connections and is an author of the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills (TILLS). Nelson has been named Fellow and received Honors of ASHA, the Kleffner Clinical Career Award, and Fellow of the International Association for Research in Learning Disabilities. She serves on the Child Language Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Royalties from Brookes Publishing Co., Inc. for the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills (TILLS) and the Student Language Scale (SLS)
  • Grant support from the Institute of Education Sciences

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Conducts volunteer assessment and intervention activities in public and private schools in the area of Wichita, Kansas

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2022
End date: March 5, 2029

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102801
Available Through: March 05, 2029