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ReadLS – Focus in on the Visual, Auditory, and Vestibular Triad

When: May 18 from 10.00 to 11.30am US ET

Description: As occupational therapists we focus much of our attention on vision and visual-perceptual intervention. As speech language pathologists we focus on the auditory / phonics components of listening and reading decoding. And in-between the visual and auditory function we require a stellar performance of the vestibular system melding these functions together. Yes, in reading we have to see what we sound out and therefore how we are able to visually perceive the letters matters and how we are sounding it out in our mind’s ear also matter! The central, pivotal vestibular system is integral to this triad. ReadLS is so much more than a preparation program for reading performance. Gone are the days of pencil and paper tasks to “spot the difference”, to practice form constancy, visual memory and other perceptual skills. This computer program provides a lovely platform where all these skills are harnessed simultaneously as only a software program can do. As therapists, we can not do this intricate multitasking in the same time as a computer can and this would be required if we ever want the child to perform optimally in these areas. And besides the perceptual piece, included is great practice on ocular motor skills for tracking and shifting eye gaze. Look beyond the reading piece to what the brain needs to intricately tie these 3 systems together for more reasons than just reading, also for movement and spatial skills. But of course, the fact that reading performance also changes is clearly a great bonus, whether you have had a reading issue or not. Discover how you could work smarter in a shorter time frame and not harder over a longer period of time!

Outline / Agenda: 90 minutes

  • The Visual- Vestibular System Components in ReadLS
  • The Auditory - Vestibular System Components in ReadLS
  • The ReadLS program

Learning Objectives:

The webinar participant will:

  • List 7 different visual-vestibular components of the ReadLS program
  • Consider the auditory impact of the ReadLS program
  • View 6 game plays of the ReadLS program

Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

Certificate of attendance will be provided

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter: Maude Le Roux is well-known speaker and mentor for therapists globally and has accumulated a wide array of knowledge across different aspects of child development, including reading and writing. She emphasizes the developmental brain and its readiness to learn from our environment and how therapists could impact on their functional occupations. Maude has been involved in reading programs since 2008 as reading is an acquired skill in the brain and as such requires development in order to mature. She has developed her own assessment and intervention protocol for reading proficiency, which she trains globally from her own online platform, Maude Le Roux Academy. Maude partners with LSWorks in Canada to bring ReadLS to South Africa and beyond and as such obtains a stipend for her work in promoting ReadLS only in South Africa.

Special Needs Accommodation: We invite anyone who may need a specific accommodation to contact [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Cancellation policy: There is no fee to attend this webinar Please contact [email protected]  if you cannot attend once you have registered. If the course should be cancelled by the Maude Le Roux Academy, each course participant will be contacted via e-mail notification to announce rescheduled dates.

Course Type: Webinar

Location: Online

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Educators, Parents

Educational Level: Introductory

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Group Discussion, Video

Contact Hours: 90 minutes

Fee: No Charge