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Digital Seminar


  • Discover 5 secret signs of dyslexia no one ever told you
  • Improve ability to recall multi-step instructions, letter sequence, lists or tasks to complete
  • Improve grades, written and verbal expression to align with IQ
  • Turn everyday games and routines into the perfect treatment activities
  • Dyslexia - the invisible disability that impacts 1:5 individuals!
  • It’s not just an issue of trying harder or paying attention.

You know the stories you hear from your clients - hours of studying just to forget it all on a test the following day, constant lack of ability to understand what they read, difficulty remembering lists or instructions beyond three, the overwhelming frustration of knowing what they want to say or do, but not being able to express it on paper or get the words out, socially withdrawn in attempt to hide their struggles.

In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to practice treatment ideas that will incorporate the use of client-centered everyday routines, games, technology, sensory and hands-on approaches to help your client overcome the challenges of life with dyslexia.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to immediately provide treatment to address your client’s:

Visual perceptual skills

Visual motor integration

Auditory and visual memory

Reading rate, accuracy, fluency, comprehension

Phonetic awareness and memory

Spelling and handwriting struggles

Turn everyday activities into successful treatment!


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Penny Stack
6 Hours 32 Minutes
Audio and Video
14 Nov, 2017
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.



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Penny Stack, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, is the founding owner of Dyslexia Center of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Penny has over 26 years of experience as an occupational therapist that include working with children who have special learning needs. Penny is also a mother of a child with dyslexia who has shown great success in overcoming reading difficulties.

Penny is certified in Handwriting Without Tears, received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Samuel Merritt College, Oakland, California and her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy at Loma Linda University. Her research on closed head injuries and cognitive retraining has been published in Brain Injury Journal. Penny has dedicated her current research to Dyslexia and Its Impact on Occupation: The lived experience.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Penny Stack is the Tulsa Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director. Dr. Stack receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Penny Stack is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; and Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association.

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  1. Analyze the 3 types of dyslexia and treatment strategies for each specific type such as chunking for recital, chunking, and association for visual and auditory memory.
  2. Breakdown the executive cognitive functions that impact processing speed and reading comprehension.
  3. Choose treatment strategies to address visual perceptual, visual motor integration, auditory and visual memory deficits.
  4. Communicate how to turn everyday games and routines into the perfect treatment activities.
  5. Design two ICD-10 treatment diagnostic codes and CPT billing codes to properly bill for reimbursement of provided services.
  6. Establish 3 strategies to improve client’s ability to recall multi-step instructions and letter sequence for spelling



  • Where it originated
  • Facts verses myths
  • The public health impact

Assessment for Cognitive Function

  • Visual and auditory memory
  • Phonological awareness and memory
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Visual motor skills
  • Handwriting skills
  • Reading rate, accuracy, fluency and comprehension

Treatment Strategies for Redeveloping Neuropathways

  • Visual perception skills to:
    • Keep up with note taking in class
    • Remember multi-step instructions
    • Remember the order of letters when spelling a word
    • Remember how to do homework once at home
  • Memory skills/phonological awareness to:
    • Remember more than 1 or 2 instructions at a time
    • Interpret words as they were intended: cat verses hat
    • Spell aloud
  • Visual skills to:
    • Discriminate different fonts
    • Form letters or numbers
    • Not write letters or numbers backwards
    • Help with mixing up letters/numbers - /d/ from /b/ or /E/ from /3/
    • Find their pencil in their desk
    • Find matching socks when dressing
  • Visual motor skills to:
    • Copy notes in time to keep up with the class
    • Tie shoes
    • Ride a bike
    • Become more coordinated
  • Handwriting skills to:
    • Help with slow, messy writing or letter formation or letter spacing
    • Printing
    • Write in cursive
  • Reading/comprehension skills to:
    • Read at age or grade level
    • Pseudoword reading to match word reading level


  • Experience
    • Mock sessions - practice treatment interventions
    • Case Studies: review a sample evaluation, discuss a treatment plan and treatment interventions

Documentation and Billing

  • ICD-10 treatment diagnostic codes and CPT billing codes for reimbursement of provided services

Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.2

Total Reviews: 1551


Denise S - Highland, Utah

"Wonderful presentation, very helpful for my private speech-language pathology practice."

Kristine R - PHOENIX, Arizona

"Very informative! I enjoyed this presentation. "

Karen I - CHARLESTON, South Carolina

"Very useful information"

Traci S - CARTERSVILLE, Georgia

"Excellent, knowledgable presenter. Excellent, very useful information presented to use with potential clients. One of the best courses I've taken! Thank you!"

Kristen H - TARRYTOWN, New York

"Great information!"

Edith G - SANTA CLARITA, California

"Excellent course!!"

Elisha M - Long Grove, Illinois

"She was a very engaging speaker"

Kay K - BENBROOK, Texas

"Great course! One of my career favorites."

Carmen A - WYLIE, Texas

"This was an awesome training module! I am taking away information on how to explain my role with dyslexia, and how to provide treatment strategies that can impact student success."

Zoe M - LIVONIA, Michigan

"Informative and helpful."

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