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Early Indicators of Risk for Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties (WEB19019)

Presenter(s): Suzanne M. Adlof, PhD
Course Description

Learning to read is one of the most important outcomes of schooling, but acquiring literacy begins in infancy. Children who exhibit speech and language delays during the preschool years have an increased risk for developing reading and writing difficulties. This session discusses the characteristics of dyslexia and other reading disorders, how to assess preschoolers’ risk for future reading difficulties, the components of evidence-based instruction that can promote positive student outcomes, and the SLP’s role in supporting literacy development.

This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • identify risk factors and protective factors for reading disorders within preschool clinical cases
  • list the similarities and differences between dyslexia and developmental language disorder (DLD)
  • explain to parents and teachers how evidence-based reading instruction can help all children, including those with dyslexia or DLD, develop proficient reading skills

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

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

Related Courses

View all courses from the "Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment" online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): WEB19019
Available Through: February 20, 2024