ALTA - Academic Language Therapy Association

The Psychology of Reading and Mathematics Disorders

Event Name: The Psychology of Reading and Mathematics Disorders
Sponsor: The Association of Educational Therapists
Type: Continuing Education
Chapter: N/A
Contact Hours: 6
Dates / Times: Friday, February 1, 08:30 AM - 04:15 AM
Description: The first part of this workshop will examine reading from a brain-based educational perspective and discuss current literacy trends in the United States. The primary focus of the presentation will be to differentiate “dyslexia” from other reading disorders and to classify developmental reading disorders into four distinct subtypes. The use of a neuropsychological paradigm to explain multiple facets of the reading process will be featured. In addition, this presentation will discuss the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR), a diagnostic educational assessment designed to examine the underlying cognitive and linguistic processes that support proficient reading skills. The afternoon presentation will explore how young children learn and acquire basic mathematical skills from a brain-based educational perspective. The role of language, working memory, visual-spatial reasoning, and executive functioning will be featured as primary cognitive constructs involved in the acquisition of basic number skills. There will be a discussion of three essential ways in which numbers are formatted in the brain, including critical neurodevelopmental pathways that contribute to skills such as automatic fact retrieval, quantitative reasoning, and the development of number sense. Specific case studies featuring the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM) will be featured, along with scores of interventions.
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Presenter(s): Steven Gary Feifer, DEd, NCSP, ABSNP, is a licensed psychologist conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations of students with learning disabilities at Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center in Frederick, MD, and at Bethesda Chevy Chase Counseling and Assessment Association in Chevy Chase, MD. He is also a faculty instructor/consultant at the American Board of School Neuropsychology Program and a test developer for Psychological Assessment Resources.
Cost: Non-AET members $185 before Jan 20, 2019, $205 after Jan 20th. $20 administration fee for ALTA CEU’s
Contact: Lisa Brackin, ET/P

Location: Scottish Rite Hospital
2222 Welborn Street Dallas, Texas 75219
Dallas, TX 75219

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