You will examine reading from a cognitive science-based educational perspective and learn to classify reading disorders into four distinct subtypes. Dr. Feifer will discuss matching each reading subtype with specifi c evidencebased interventions. He will show how using neuropsychological assessment addressing multiple cognitive constructs including phonological processing, working memory, executive functioning and orthography can be used as the primary means to pinpoint specifi c reading disorders in children. Th is will be followed by a detailed discussion linking each learning disorder’s subtype with evidence-based interventions. Dr. Feifer will present new research developments revealing that brain chemistry and neural pathways can actually be altered based upon eff ective interventions and four universal truths about reading research. Lastly, the 90-minute dyslexia evaluation will provide practitioners with a multi-method approach to both assessment and intervention.
The workshop runs from 8:15am - 2:30pm.
Downloadable Texas Brochure will be available in December
At this seminar, you will learn information about:
This seminar will be applicable for special education teachers, elementary education teachers, school psychologists, reading specialists, private psychologists, administrators and parents.
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 was awarded 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. He has authored two tests on diagnosing learning disabilities in children, both of which are to be released in 2015.