Speaker
Steven G. Feifer

Steven G. Feifer, EdD, NCSP, is an internationally renowned speaker and author in the field of learning disabilities and has authored seven books on the neuropsychology of learning and emotional disorders in children. Dr. Feifer has 19 years of experience as a school psychologist. He was voted the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year in 2008 and awarded the 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year. Dr. Feifer is dually trained. He is a licensed school psychologist and also holds a diplomate in school neuropsychology. Dr. Feifer has authored two tests on diagnosing learning disabilities in children: the FAR and the FAM, both published by PAR. He is currently in private practice at the Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center in Frederick, MD, where he evaluates children and adolescents.

Disclosure: Financial – Dr. Feifer receives honoraria from AET, is compensated for teaching and speaking, and receives royalties from PAR. Nonfinancial – No relevant relationships to disclose.

Workshop Description

The Neuropsychology of Mathematics

This workshop will explore the acquisition of basic mathematical skills from a neuropsychological and educational perspective. There will be a discussion on three primary ways in which numbers are formatted in the brain, as well as critical neurodevelopmental pathways that contribute to skills such as automatic fact retrieval, quantitative reasoning, and the development of number sense. The expected learner outcomes will be to better understand three prominent subtypes of math disabilities in children, learn critical assessment techniques to tease out each subtype, explore the role of anxiety and math, and to introduce more efficient ways to diagnose and remediate math disorders in children.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss reasons why the US lags behind many industrialized nations in math and science
  • Describe the role of various neurocognitive processes including language, working memory, visual-spatial functioning, and executive functioning with respect to math problem solving and quantitative reasoning
  • Identify three basic subtypes of math disabilities in children.
  • Develop targeted intervention strategies for each subtype
  • Apply the Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM) battery to assess and remediate math disabilities in children

Calendar

Save the Date!
Friday, March 2, 2018

8:00 AM: Registration
8:30 AM: Presentation Begins
4:15 PM: Presentation Concludes

Location:

Access Living
Fourth Floor Gallery
115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

ASHA
This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area).

This program is offered for:
AET: 6 CE hours
ASHA: 0.6 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
NASP: 6 hours of CPD
ISBE: 6 PD hours
6 hours CE credit for Illinois professionals (LSW/LCSW, LPC/LCPC, licensed psychologists)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is designed for professionals who would like to learn more about the neuropsychological underpinnings of mathematics skills, the acquisition of these skills, the prominent subtypes of math disabilities in children, and best practices for assessment and remediation.

  • Educational Therapists
  • Learning Specialists
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Developmental Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • School Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Educational Diagnosticians

WHAT IS AET?

The Association of Educational Therapists (AET) is the national professional association for educational therapists. AET defines and sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy. Educational therapists provide a broad range of individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges.

AET Advisory Board

Dorothy Ungerleider, M.A., BCET, FAET - AET Founder
Joan Axelrod, ME.d.
Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D.
Mary Byrne, Ph.D., LICSW
Edwin Ellis, Ph.D.
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.
Doris J. Johnson, Ph.D.
Barbara Keogh, Ph.D.
Phyllis Maslow, Ph.D., FAET
George McCloskey, Ph.D.
Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Betty Osman, Ph.D.
Patricia Quinn, M.D.
Marshall H. Raskind, Ph.D.
Michael Spagna, Ph.D.
Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D.