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Course Description & Learning Outcomes

Did you know that dyslexia not only affects literacy development but language as well?  I didn’t…. But now I do (and you will too!) thanks to this week’s super cool episode with Jeannette Washington of Bearly Articulating.  Jeannette has many super powers, including SLP spidey senses and mad tech skills, which she uses daily to support students with dyslexia in Detroit, Michigan.  Jeannette walks us through the SLP’s role in supporting students with dyslexia using practical suggestions and a contagious sense of humor.   You’ll learn to leave your ego at the IEP room door as you step into this shared, literacy support role.  But don’t worry, this isn’t yet another thing you need to be an “expert” at.  Jeannette assures us that your involvement as an SLP in supporting students with dyslexia doesn’t always mean you’re in the driver’s seat. Tune in and you’ll  ride away with some great tips, including some high tech and not so high tech, multisensory intervention strategies you can add to your therapy toolbox right now.  Even if you’re not looking to be a dyslexia guru anytime soon, this episode is a must listen for anyone serving in the schools.  Buckle up for a goodie!

Learn more about Jeannette here.

Course Accommodations

A transcript is available for this course.  It can also be viewed on YouTube (audio with subtitles).  If you need any additional accommodations you can email us at ceu@slpnerdcast.com.

Click here to read the transcript.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Define how speech pathologists fit into the intervention process of Dyslexia in the schools.

  2. Provide a comprehensive list of the components of a Dyslexia diagnosis.

  3. Identify strategies/techniques/programs that speech pathologists can implement to target phonemic awareness.



Course Presenters

Jeanette Washington, M. Ed.

Jeannette Washington, M.Ed. has worked as both a Speech Language Pathologist and Software Engineer. Her experience working largely with dyslexic learners has earned her recognition in The Washington Post alongside the cofounder of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. Jeannette is trained as a LETRS instructor which is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association. Learning to code further ignited her passion for special populations in the tech industry and inspired her to write the book Technical Difficulties: Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter In Tech. Jeannettte can always be found boasting the importance of accessibility, inclusivity, cognitive diversity (or neurodiversity) and equity in tech.

SLP/BCBA; SLP Kate Grandbois (she/her) & Amy Wonkka (she/her

Kate and Amy are co-founders of SLP Nerdcast. Kate is a dually certified SLP / BCBA who works primarily as an "AAC Specialist." She owns a private practice with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, augmentative alternative communication intervention and assessment, and consultation. Amy is an SLP who also works as an "AAC Specialist" in a public school setting. Amy's primary interests are AAC, typical language development, motor speech, phonology, data collection, collaboration, coaching, and communication partner training and support.

Speaker Disclosures

Jeannette Washington Financial Relationships: Jeannette is the owner of Bearly Articulating and the author of “Technical Difficulties: Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter in Tech”. Jeannette Washington non-financial relationships: Jeannette is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and the Michigan Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast.  Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG. 

Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast. Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.



Time Ordered Agenda

10 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures

20 minutes:  Descriptions of how speech pathologists fit into the intervention process of Dyslexia in the schools.

15 minutes:  Descriptions of a comprehensive list of the components of a Dyslexia diagnosis

10 minutes:  Descriptions of strategies/techniques/programs that speech pathologists can implement to target phonemic awareness

5 minutes: Summary and Closing



Disclaimer

The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice.  SLP Nerdcast, its hosts and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during our episodes unless otherwise stated.  We are NOT PhDs, but we do research our material.  We do our best to provide a thorough review and fair representation of each topic that we tackle.  That being said, it is always likely that there is an article we’ve missed, or another perspective that isn’t shared.  If you have something to add to the conversation, please email us! We'd love to hear from you!



Summary Written by Tanna Neufeld, MS, CCC-SLP, Contributing Editor

Audio File Editing provided by Caitlin Akier, MA, CCC-SLP/L, Contributing Editor

Promotional Content provided by Ashley Sturgis, MA, CCC-SLP, Contributing Editor 

Web Editing provided by Sinead Rogazzo, MS, CCC-SLP, Contributing Editor

In lieu of a handout....

We direct you to the resources available through Jeannette Washington's YouTube Channel

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