Reading Proficiency: Supporting Success from an OT’s Perspective
Maude LeRoux, OTR/L
Monday April 4th, 1 pm - 4:15 pm CDT and Tuesday April 5th 1 pm - 4:15 pm CDT
CEUs: 6 Contact Hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)
Recording available approximately 1 week after the live event for 30 days of viewing
OT, PT, SLP, educators, mental health professionals, and interested others
This course will describe the different developmental aspects of building the skills necessary for reading ability. The participant will engage in learning about reading decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension, consider current research as well as the developmental building blocks for each. It is a “must have” course for anyone interested in creating academic proficiency in children considering school as an occupational function. The information provided will allow the therapist to plan effective intervention to bridge a students’ developmental profile in support of reaching reading proficiency as a goal. The need for a team approach will be emphasized as therapists also expand their vision of possibility in creating change that lasts.
Participants will be able to:
Explain 5 different components of reading proficiency.
List the involvement of 3 prominent sensory influences in the skill of reading.
Apply understanding of building working memory skills to influence reading comprehension.
Recognize the importance of considering 7 developmental stages in building the readiness of reading skill.
Implement intervention strategies to support reading proficiency
Monday April 4th
1:00 – 2:30 pm: What is Reading? Fluency in Reading
2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 – 4:15 pm: Reading Comprehension
Tuesday April 5th
1:00 – 2:30 pm: Sensory Processing Tenets of Reading
2:30 – 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 – 4:15 pm: Intervention Strategies
Mention will be made of the ReadLS program, which is a commercially available program through LSWorks in Canada. The speaker has no financial agreement with the organization in the US but has a financial arrangement in South Africa.
Within one week of the course, the participant will be emailed a certificate of attendance following confirmation of attendance and completion of the self-evaluation. Following completion of the entire course including a passing score of 80% on the post-course quiz, the participant will be issued a course completion certificate.
6 Contact Hours (.6 AOTA CEUs) awarded if course requirements are met. Integrative Education is an AOTA Approved Provider, number 11607. This distance learning-interactive, distance learning - independent self-study course is offered at .6 AOTA CEUs for introductory level, in the areas of occupational therapy service delivery and foundational knowledge. Course approval number: 03895. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification of other professional recognition. For additional continuing education information for PT, SLP, and social work, click here to access our CEU policy information.