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 specific evidence based 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 specific reading disorders in children. This 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 effective 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.

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At this seminar, you will learn information about:

  • The four universal truths of reading research and explain why relying solely upon IQ scores, or a curriculum-based measurement, can be misleading when identifying reading disorders in children
  • A brain-behavior model of reading by examining specifi c neural circuits which underscore phonological development, orthographic development and comprehension skills
  • Four subtypes of reading disabilities from a brain-behavioral perspective and ways to use scores of evidence-based interventions to address each subtype
  • The 90-minute dyslexia evaluation as a more viable means to assess and remediate reading disabilities in children from a cognitive science-based educational perspective


This seminar will be applicable for special education teachers, elementary education teachers, school psychologists, reading specialists, private psychologists, administrators and parents.


feiferSteven 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. He has authored two tests on diagnosing learning disabilities in children, both of which are to be released in 2015.