Speakers

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Cristina Post, Ed.M., has a degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her research was on the cognitive effects of math anxiety on learning.  She is an educational therapist with a specialty in math, and an experienced math and science teacher, having taught every grade from K-12.  Cristina has also taught at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts, where she facilitated a graduate-level course for public school teachers on Universal Design for Learning with CAST.org.  She specializes in understanding how education can support healthy brain development.

Cristina frequently presents at Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE) annual conference, and she has also given talks on the relevance of neuroscience to education at schools throughout New England, both public and private.

Financial – Cristina Post receives an honorarium from AET.
Nonfinancial – No relevant relationships to disclose.

 

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Dr. Mindy Eichhorn, is an assistant professor of Education at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Mindy currently teaches courses on special education assessment, the IEP process, and inclusion, while supervising undergraduate teacher candidates. Her research interests are centered on math learning disabilities and how number sense difficulties impact student learning throughout K-12 math education. She is also a mathematics specialist at the Boston Children’s Hospital Learning Disabilities Program. Mindy spent more than six years in India as a special education consultant and inclusion specialist. Prior to working in India, Mindy was a special education teacher in the Hartford (CT) Public Schools.


Financial – Mindy Eichorn receives an honorarium from AET.
Nonfinancial – No relevant relationships to disclose.

Workshop Descriptions

The Cognitive Effects of Threat and Anxiety in Math Learning and Strategies for Remediation
Presented by: Cristina Post, Ed.M.

While math anxiety and stereotype threat are preventable, students often come to us with negative emotion around math learning that affects their ability to learn math.  Children of color and girls of any color may be victims of stereotype threat, and math anxiety affects boys and girls equally... learn more here.

Collecting Diagnostic Assessment/Clinical Interview Data to Individualize Targeted Mathematics Instruction
Presented by: Mindy Eichhorn, Ed.D.

In order to understand how and why a student is struggling in mathematics, educational therapists can conduct diagnostic assessments/clinical interviews to determine what a student is thinking about mathematics, processes and strategies they use, and what attitudes and beliefs they might have about mathematics... learn more here.

 

Calendar

Save the Date!
Saturday, January 23, 2021
All times listed are in EST

10:00 AM: Workshop begins
10:05 AM: Presentation by Cristina Post
11:30 AM: 10 min. break
1:15 PM: Presentation concludes
1:15 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM: Presentation by Mindy Eichhorn
3:15 PM: 10 min. break
4:15 PM: Presentation concludes

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.