Navigating Dyslexia and the Mental Health Landscape

  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Live Event via Zoom


**This October 15th webinar, Navigating Dyslexia and the Mental Health Landscape will be offered as a Live-Only virtual broadcast event and not recorded for future viewing or credit in our Webinars On-Demand Program** 

Program Information:

Title: "Navigating Dyslexia and the Mental Health Landscape”

Presenter:  Kimberly Rios, LMHC

Date:  October 15, 2021

Live Event: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

(Announcements, virtual networking) 9:00-9:30am; (Presentation) 9:30-10:30am

*Your Zoom link will be sent out at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.*

Presentation Summary:  

Join us on October 15, 2021, during Dyslexia Awareness month to learn about the hidden challenges and joys that people with Dyslexia experience on their journey, which can be quite individual, yet have common undertones.  We will explore society’s messages and the common myths about Dyslexia.  Together, we will embark on a journey to explore the mental health landscape, getting a closer look at the role of trauma and grief.  The overall goal is for participants to walk away with a stronger understanding of how best to support clients who are dyslexic.  And perhaps this presentation will help counselors who are dyslexic themselves in their own personal journey.

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will learn how Dyslexia is defined.  Each individual is unique and not defined by their dis-ability, rather each person has abilities, many of which may be unknown or unseen.

  2. Participants will learn about the social model versus the medical model way of thinking about Dyslexia and its impact.

  3. Participants will learn how you can make the therapeutic and learning environment more accessible and inviting for an individual with Dyslexia.

  4. Participants will increase their understanding of how Trauma, Grief/Loss, Depression and Anxiety impact a person with Dyslexia.  

Speaker Bio:

Kimberly Beaman Rios is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Author, Artist and CEO of a family-owned company called Signs That Save®. Kim’s favorite role is being a mother of two and living a mindful and creative life.  As an entrepreneur, she takes great pride in her highly right-brained creative thinking.  Kim has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups within the focal areas of stress, trauma, grief and anxiety.  Additionally, she has focused her work in supporting individuals with learning differences and is very passionate on the topic of accessibility.  In her approach to varying situations, Kim considers, “how can the design/environment be improved? And what barriers if any exist and how to address each one.”  Kim is passionate about sharing her professional experience and personal story about growing up dyslexic and with attentional deficit. 

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