You will exploreâ¨ how children acquire basic mathematical skills â¨in the elementary school years from a neurocognitive 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. Dr. Feifer will discuss the three primary ways in which numbers are formatted in the brain, as well as critical neurodevelopmental pathways that contribute to skills such as automatic fact retrieval, quantitative reasoning, and the development of number sense. You will learn about specific case studies along with scores of interventions. By the end of the workshop you will have developed a better understanding of the three prominent subtypes of math disabilities in children; learned critical assessment techniques to tease out each subtype; explored the role of anxiety and math; and discovered more efficient ways to diagnose and remediate math disorders in children.
This seminar runs from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza White Plains - Downtown.
Steven G. Feifer, DEd, NCSP, ABSNP, is an internationally renowned speaker and author in the field of learning disabilities who has authored six books on learning and emotional disorders in children. He has 19 years of experience as a school psychologist, was voted the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year in 2008 and the 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year. He is also a diplomate in school neuropsychology and a faculty instructor in the ABSNP school neuropsychology training program. Dr. Feifer currently works in private practice at the Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center in Frederick, MD.