Speech–language pathologists commonly treat children exhibiting diverse and complex developmental issues, including those involving challenges with sensory processing or integration. Treatments designed to address these difficulties can take various forms. Most treatments are sensory-based and involve providing specialized sensory input to the child or adapting the environment to allow the child to benefit from treatment approaches.
In order for SLPs to play an integral role in identifying and treating children with dyslexia, SLPs must have extensive knowledge and understanding of the nature of the disability. They must also be able to identify the core language skills that correlate with dyslexia and understand the process of reading development.
Participants will leave this training with practical strategies to implement in daily treatment of children.
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Kari Rains, has worked as a child and parenting specialist and child development specialist. She has more than 10 years clinical experience in the early intervention program provided by the state of Oklahoma. With this work, Kari has continually strived to find practical solutions for families and early childhood teachers and directors who have few resources within the rural areas of Oklahoma. This includes providing practical solutions to those living and working with children struggling with social and emotional regulation issues.
Kari’s middle child is living with ADHD/Sensory Processing/Tourette’s. This allows her to see first-hand the realities of being a parent whose child has difficulty with change. She is able to apply this experience in being an early childhood professional.
Kari has served as an adjunct instructor, published two books and numerous research articles in the field of child development, including articles in Exchange®. She was a co-author with Dr. Jane Humphries on the book, A Fighting Chance: Supporting Young Children Experiencing Disruptive Change, published by Redleaf Press® in May 2017. Kari earned her undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders and her master’s degree in child development from Oklahoma State University.
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This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level). You must complete the entire course for credit. Partial credit is not available.
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213 Life Sciences East
Stillwater, OK 74078-3017
This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level).
Financial: Kari Rains is receiving an honorarium from the CCCD Conference, OSU, for this talk. Speaker has financial relationship with Fiddle Focus.
Nonfinancial: Speaker is a parent of a child who is living with ADHD/Sensory Processing/Tourette’s.