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Engage in intensive training to understand the neuroscience underlying learning disabilities and interventions for these disabilities.

Cost: $2,195

Join Us This July in Boston, MA:

From July 5-8 2016 Learning & the Brain is offering a Summer Institute in Boston, MA. This Institute will focus on how to apply neuroscientific research to develop individualized interventions for students with learning disabilities. You will learn how to classify learning disorders into distinct categories or subtypes based upon critical neurodevelopmental markers inherent within the child.

Dr. Feifer will show how to link each learning disorder's subtype in reading, writing, spelling and math with scores of evidence based interventions. The use of neuropsychological assessment will be discussed as the primary means to identify children who have not responded to standard protocol interventions. All participants will have the opportunity to create individualized interventions for children with learning needs. The Institute is designed to be an intense, hands-on workshop with group projects and therefore is limited to 40 participants.

The Summer Institute Is for:
  • This seminar will be applicable for all teachers, reading specialists, special educators, school administrators, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, school clinicians and college professors.
You Will Learn to:
  • Become proficient in understanding the neurological underpinnings of reading, math, written language and spelling disorders
  • Recognize specific subtypes of reading, math, spelling and written language disorders in children
  • Be able to link evidence-based intervention strategies with each learning disorder’s subtypes
  • Develop an appropriate assessment battery of children’s learning needs based upon multiple cognitive constructs
  • Create a series of research-based interventions for each specific learning disability subtype to share with the class
  • Evaluate the relevance of neuroscience research for informing intervention decision making

Active participation is expected throughout this Institute. There will be interactive lectures and facilitated discussions that include the sharing of experiences and questions from the participants. A full schedule of class sessions and activities is held each day, amounting to a program total of 20 hours. Additionally, there will be daily assignments for the final project.

About the Institute

This Learning & the Brain Summer Institute will be led by Steven G. Feifer, DEd, NCSP, ABSNP. This program is designed to help individuals and school teams develop knowledge about learning disorders. The latest neuroscience research on earning disorders will be discussed as well as interventions for these disorders based on brain research. This course is designed for educators with no prior background in neuroscience.

The Institute sessions will all take place at the Boston Park Plaza. Course materials are provided.

About Steven Feifer

Steven G. Feifer, DEd, NCSP, ABSNP, is an internationally renowned speaker and author in the field oflearning disabilities who has authored six books on learning and emotional disorders in children. gabrieliHe has 19 years of experience as a school psychologist, and was voted the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year in 2008 and the National School Psychologist of the Year in 2009. 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.

Dr. Feifer is the author or co-author of several books including Integrating RTI With Cognitive Neuropsychology: A Scientific Approach to Reading (2007), Neuropsychology of Mathematics (2005) and The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders: Diagnosis and Intervention (2002).

Professional Development Credit:

Earn up to 20 hours toward professional development credit for various professionals. For details on credit offered, visit our CE credit page or call our office at 781-449-4010 ext. 104.

Accommodations and Meals:

Interaction between faculty and participants outside the classroom is an integral part of the Institute. To foster this total immersion learning environment, participants are housed in their own rooms at the Boston Park Plaza in Boston, MA. The Institute provides three nights lodging with an arrival date of July 5 and departure date of July 8. The hotel is located one block from the Boston Public Garden and close to the historic Back Bay section of Boston, the Boston Common and the Theater District.  The hotel is ADA compliant. If you are interested in making your own accommodations or would like to extend your stay at the conference hotel, please call us at 781-449-4010 x 101. Please check the online schedule for information on the meals provided.