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SOVIE APP: Learning Disabilities & Alphabet Soup: LD, AIS, 504 & IEP - What's It All About?

Date of Release

Period of Validity
1/18/2018 - 1/18/2019

Educational Need

10% or more of children may have a learning disability and receive educational support services; many more students receive school-based supports for non-LD reasons.  Parents ask for guidance on these topics at clinical appointments for their child, and therefore the pediatric NP should have a basic familiarity with the common issues relevant to children with learning disabilities and how to help families navigate the educational system and available options for students who are struggling at school.

Learning Objectives
After viewing this module participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the common symptoms and features of dyslexia.
  2. Discuss the options for educational services for children with learning disabilities.

   1.  Position Statement on Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision: AAP Section on Ophthalmology, Council on Children with Disabilities, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American 
        Association of Certified Orthoptists.  Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision  Pediatrics, Aug 2009; 124:837-844.

   2.  Developmental Disabilities Research Review (2009).  Special issue: Pathways to Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Disabilities 15(1).

The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SCS Disclosure Statement
ACCME Standards of Commercial Support (SCS) of CME require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community.  When discussing therapeutic options, faculty are requested to use only generic names.  If they use a trade name, then those of several companies should be used.  If a presentation includes discussion of any unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product, faculty are required to disclose this to the participants.

Planning Committee and Author/Speaker Declarations
The ACCME Standards of Commercial Support require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All of the planning committee members (listed here) have declared that they have no financial interests or relationships to disclose:

Cyndi tenHoopen, RN, MS, CPNP-BC

The following authors/speakers have disclosed financial interests/arrangements or affiliations with organizations that could be perceived as real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation(s).  Only the current arrangements/interests are included:

Heather Adams, PhD has no financial interests or relationships to disclose

No commercial funds have been received to support this educational activity

Contact Information
For questions regarding certification or credit reports:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for Experiential Learning
Phone: (585) 275-7666

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Criteria for successful completion of this activity include:

  • Review the course materials
  • Completion of  the self-assessment / program evaluation*

*The self-assessment / program evaluation must be completed in one sitting.


  • Will be available for download immediately following completion of the program evaluation.
  • Participants must download and save or print certificates before exiting the course.
  • Please remember to send a copy of your certificate to your credentialing office and to keep a copy for your records.

Course Materials

After viewing the PowerPoint in Course Materials:

  1. Click on the Self-Assessment – Program Evaluation link and sign in.
  2. Registration Complete - You have already paid and registered for this event. To continue with your Online Activity, please click the "Continue" button below.
  3. Thank you – Click Here to Begin the Activity and a new window opens to the activity home page.
  4. Use the tab at the top to go back to the Thank You page and the Continue to the Post Test button appears.
  5. Complete the Post Test and Evaluation.

Self Assessment - Program Evaluation