“Is this Dyslexia, ADHD, or something else?”
If you often ask yourself this question when caring for children in your daily practice, join us for this half-day workshop to expand your knowledge of developmental and acquired disorders of reading in elementary school-age children. You will learn how to identify and differentiate common disorders and misdiagnoses, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and other types of reading disabilities. Through case study analyses and self-assessment of your clinical practices, you will be able to apply what you learn to the pediatric patients you treat on a daily basis..
Dr. Christodoulou integrates roles as clinician, developmental cognitive neuroscientist, and educator, focusing her work on: 1) identifying risk factors from school and home contexts associated with learning challenges; 2) investigating effective identification of learning difficulties across clinical and research settings; and 3) optimizing intervention practices for struggling students. She teaches courses in the Language and Literacy Certificate and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology programs at the MGH Institute.
Amy Maguire is a certified speech language pathologist dedicated to serving the needs of patients with acquired oral and written language disorders and their caregivers/families. She practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she has worked for the past seven years providing both inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment services, specializing in cancer-related cognitive impairment. She is a member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology and volunteers with the Boston chapter of the National Brain Tumor Society.
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Charlestown Navy Yard, 1 Constitution Wharf
Boston, MA 02129