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Auditory Processing Disorder Workshop

  • 02/01/2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Vienna Community Center, 22180


Event Name: Auditory Processing Disorder Workshop
Sponsor: Elizabeth Gordon
Type: Continuing Education
Chapter: Virginia
Contact Hours: 1
Dates / Times: Saturday, February 01, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description: This one-hour seminar will define auditory processing disorder, the signs and symptoms associated with the disorder, diagnosis, and how dyslexia therapists collaborate as part of a larger educational team.
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Presenter(s): Mary Kay Yates, M.S., CCC-SLP is the owner of Talk Teachers Therapy. Her passion is to develop clients with active and creative minds.  Mary Kay has been providing speech and language intervention for 34 years in both educational and private settings. She earned her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University. Mary Kay is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Although her ultimate goal is verbal communication, Mary Kay uses motivation to teach children to use many different modes of communication, such as sign, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication), graphics and other augmentative communication devices. She is passionate about helping parents improve their child's communication skills by encouraging them to observe and learn to implement the techniques in all environments. Mary Kay also understands the importance of consultation/collaboration with caregivers, teachers and other therapists. She utilizes ABA and AVB techniques in her therapy sessions, as well as sensory integration and stimulation. All children can make progress through what she calls, “The 3 S’s: Safety, Security and Success.” Some of the specialties she has worked with include pediatrics, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, auditory processing, phonology, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation, receptive and expressive language, pragmatics, fluency and voice. Her education and additional training includes: 

•B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology, California University of Pennsylvania

•M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, James Madison University

•Applied Behavior Analysis/Applied Verbal Behavior 

•Picture Exchange Communication (PECS) 

•Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Target (PROMPT©)

•Mandt System (Behavior Management)

•Oral Motor Techniques

•Separating Difference from Diversity

•Central Auditory Processing Disorders

Professional Organizations: 

•ASHA - American Speech and Hearing Association

•SHAV - Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia

•Licensed by The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions

Cost: $0.00
Location: Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry Street, SE
Vienna, Virginia 22180

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