This webinar will use Zoom.
This webinar will examine reading from a brain-based educational perspective, as well as discuss current literacy trends in the United States in the aftermath of a worldwide pandemic. The primary focus of the presentation will be to differentiate “dyslexia” from other reading disorders, as well as to classify developmental reading disorders into four distinct subtypes: 1) dysphonetic dyslexia; 2) surface dyslexia; 3) mixed dyslexia; and 4) reading comprehension deficits. There will be a discussion matching each reading disorders’ subtype with scores of research-based interventions. The use of a neuropsychological paradigm to discuss multiple facets of the reading process including phonemic awareness, phonological processing, orthographic processing, working memory, and executive functioning will be included. Lastly, specific models of assessment will be featured, including the use of a diagnostic educational assessment battery to examine the underlying cognitive and linguistic processes that support proficient reading skills.
Participants will be able to:
This seminar is appropriate for school psychologists, special education teachers, reading teachers and specialists, speech and language therapists, general education teachers, administrators, parents, and private practice psychologists.
Steven G. Feifer, DEd, ABSNP is dually trained as both a nationally certified school psychologist and board certified pediatric neuropsychologist, having completed research stints at the National Institutes of Health. He has more than 20 years of experience working directly in the schools, and is currently in private practice assessing children at the Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center in Frederick, Maryland. Dr. Feifer has earned numerous distinctions throughout his career including being awarded the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year, the National School Psychologist of the Year, and recently received the Outstanding Contribution to the Education and Training of Psychologists award by the Maryland Psychological Association. He remains a popular speaker at many state and national conferences, and has authored eight books and numerous research articles on learning and emotional disorders in children. Lastly, Dr. Feifer has also authored three tests on diagnosing learning disabilities in children, all of which are published by PAR.