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Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach | Seminar on 4 DVDs: 6 hours, 24 minutes
Johnson, Kathy, MS Ed.
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2017-01-01 / X60120
Cognitive Rehabilitation / Special Education
price: $307.95 (may be subject to change)
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6 hr 17 min
Details: Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions

Proven Strategies for...
• Increasing sequencing and memory
• Reading ability including instant improvement
• Handwriting
• Increasing words written
• Math skills
• Improving processing speed
• Reducing anxiety, including test anxiety
• Stopping reversals

In this ground-breaking seminar, professionals from many different perspectives come together to learn how their interventions integrate to remediate some of the more complicated dysfunctions seen in education today. The Pyramid of Potential approach starts the remediation with building blocks of mind and body health from the nutrition and psychology disciplines. This is followed by neurodevelopment (primitive reflex integration) and sensory-motor development from occupational therapy, physical therapy and vision therapy disciplines. Finally, cognitive skills training, such as memory, attention, and processing speed, come from education.

This program combines lecture and notes with discussion and hands-on exercises to facilitate every learning style.


1. Identify the common causes of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia and when brain development occurs for necessary cognitive skills.
2. Explain how many professions, such as education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, psychology and others can use an integrated approach to improve Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.
3. List the 4 underlying areas of brain development needed in order to have academic success.
4. List at least 10 different ways to improve test scores of learning disabled students.
5. List at least 3 ways to improve or accommodate for visual or auditory processing problems that may lead to Dyslexia, Dyscalculia or Dysgraphia.
6. Create a systematic plan of interventions aimed at improving the functioning of a student with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia or Dysgraphia.



Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia definitions
Common causes, similar approaches
The Pyramid of Potential - brain development

Mind and Body Health

Nutritional needs for healthy brain function
Role of exercise and sleep
Stress: physical and emotional

Brain Development and the Primitive Reflexes

How to test and integrate the reflexes - video and practice
Moro and Dyscalculia
Palmar - Dysgraphia
Tonic Labyrinthine - Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia
Spinal Galant - Dyslexia
Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex - Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex - Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

Sensory Development - Auditory Processing Disorder

Listening therapy
Listening devices

Sensory Development - Vision

Screening for tracking and convergence
Simple eye exercises
Irlen Syndrome - colored overlays
Vision therapy

Cognitive Development

Skills: Phonemic awareness, memory, processing speed, attention, logic and more
Hands-on activities
Programs or create your own program
Create a sample plan of intervention for LD students


Brainstorm: 10+ strategies for improving test scores

About the Presenter:

Kathy Johnson, MS Ed., has been working with students since 2000 to overcome their reading struggles, as well as other learning issues. She found an excellent program that brought their decoding abilities to grade level in a matter of months. Yet, some could not read the test in grade level books, so she began her exploration into the trainings and therapies that brought students’ success. Many increased their IQ and no longer required extra services. Kathy received training in order to bring these therapies to others which include Primitive Reflex Training by Samuel A. Berne, OD, Therapeutic Listening by Sheila Frick, Samonas Listening by Jill Stowell, PACE by Learning Rx, Phono-Graphix by Read America, Irlen Syndrome, Brain Gym 101, and An Introduction to Rhythmic Movement.

In 2000, Kathy started The Hunter School of Ballston Spa for struggling students, in which she and her assistant taught third through eighth graders required academics while remediating their struggles through therapy during the school hours. In 2002, she started an educational consulting business to screen and remediate student struggles individually. Since then she has also given lectures and workshops to clinics and schools, been a guest on Internet talk radio shows, and wrote The Roadmap From Learning Disabilities To Success plus other DVDs and publications. Kathy earned her Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany where she instructed faculty and staff, was an adjunct professor at Schenectady County Community College, and taught at The Adirondack School of Northeastern New York.

Continuing Education Information:

For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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