Understanding Dyslexia: The Speech-Language Pathologist's role

This talk by Speech-Language Pathologist Stephanie Jardine will assist other Speech-Language Pathologists in understanding their role with students with dyslexia. Stephanie will discuss the theoretical framework underpinning the process of typical reading development, and discuss the nature of dyslexia as a phonological and language-based disorder. Stephanie outlines clinical implications for Speech-Language Pathologists and offers a sample assessment checklist to guide the assessment process.



1.    Introduction & Rationale

2.    Learning to Read- A Theoretical Framework

3.    Understanding Dyslexia as a Phonological and Language-Based Disorder

4.    Clinical Implications for Speech-Language Therapists

5.    Conclusion

6.     Appendix: Sample Assessment Checklist


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