2022 Integrative Education Symposium

Empowering and Connecting Pediatric Professionals
24-26 February 2022

Maude LeRoux, OTR/L

February 26, 2022, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST 

Cost: Early Bird registration by January 15, 2022, $195;

Standard registration January 16th onward, $215

CEUs: 6 Contact Hours

Course Level: Intermediate
Audience: OT, SLP, educators, mental health professionals, and interested others
Course Description

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. 

Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain 5 different components of reading proficiency.

  2. List the involvement of 3 prominent sensory influences in the skill of reading.

  3. Apply understanding of building working memory skills to influence reading comprehension.

  4. Recognize the importance of considering 7 developmental stages in building the readiness of reading skill.

  5. Implement intervention strategies to support reading proficiency


Day 1

8:30 - 10:00 am:  What is Reading? Fluency in Reading


10:00 - 10:30 am: Morning Break 


10:30 - 12:00 pm: Reading Comprehension


12:00 - 1:00 pm:  Lunch 


1:00 - 2:30 pm: Developmental Hierarchy of Reading


2:30 - 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break 


3:00 - 4:30 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.

Course Requirements

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.

Continuing Education

6 Contact Hours awarded if course requirements are met. Integrative Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Each course must be approved by AOTA, and we are in the process of gaining AOTA approved credits for this course. For additional continuing education information for PT, SLP, and social work, click here​ to access our CEU policy information.

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