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In recent years, researchers have been able to show that mathematical difficulties can be analyzed in similar ways as reading difficulties. Key early predictors of later reading success, such as phonological awareness and phonics, have been identified and these key building blocks of the reading brain have been translated into screeners for children at risk as well as evidence-based interventions for struggling readers. Similarly, key foundational skills have been identified in math for better understanding individual differences in early numeracy development and ways to use these key building blocks for evidence-based interventions. This webinar will explain what researchers have discovered about the "Mathematical Brain" and the key building blocks for early math learning. Dr. Ansari will show how children learn the meaning of numerical symbols (i.e. number words and Arabic numerals) and how differences between children in their processing of symbols map onto their learning of arithmetic. He will discuss the implications of this work for screening and remediation of mathematical learning difficulties. Furthermore, you will explore the overlap between reading and mathematical difficulties and discuss what we know about mathematic anxiety and gender differences in math skills.
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This webinar is applicable K-8 teachers, school administrators, special education teachers, school psychologists..
Daniel Ansari, PhD, received his PhD from University College London in 2003. Presently, Daniel Ansari is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where he heads the Numerical Cognition Laboratory (www.numericalcognition.org). Ansari and his team explore the developmental trajectory underlying both the typical and atypical development of numerical and mathematical skills, using both behavioral and neuroimaging methods.)