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Jan 15, 2019
The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Taking the mystery out of math learning

PAA & The Werklund School of Education: Integrated Services in Education present

The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Taking the mystery out of math learning

 

 

 

 

In this workshop, Dr. Feifer will introduce a brain-based educational model of mathematics and explore how young children learn and acquire basic mathematical skills. There will be a discussion of the primary ways in which numbers are formatted in the brain and the cognitive processes involved in the key components of automatic fact retrieval, quantitative reasoning, and number sense. As a participant in this workshop, you will develop an understanding of developmental dyscalculia and the differential diagnosis and remediation of 3 subtypes of mathematics learning disability. Dr. Feifer will introduce the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM), his comprehensive assessment of mathematics, which assists practitioners in determining the presence of a math learning disability and informs intervention decision making.

 

Presented by Dr. Steven Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP

Steven Feifer is an internationally renowned speaker and the author of seven books on learning and emotional disorders in children. He is a licensed psychologist who consults with numerous school districts and the proud developer of the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR) and the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM). 

 


Details

 

Date: 15 & 16 January 2019
Location: MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
Address: 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary

 

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Intended Audience 

 

Psychologists

As a participant in this workshop, Psychologists will develop an understanding of developmental dyscalculia and the differential diagnosis and remediation of 3 subtypes of mathematics learning disability. Dr. Feifer will introduce the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM), his comprehensive assessment of mathematics, which assists practitioners in determining the presence of a math learning disability and informs intervention decision making.

 

Elementary & Jr High School Teachers

As a participant in this workshop, teachers will develop an awareness of the three prominent subtypes of math disabilities in children and learn numerous intervention strategies for each subtype. You will also discover key ways to reduce math anxiety and to maximize mathematical proficiency in your classroom.

 

Community Members

As a participant in this workshop, community members and parents will learn the critical role of language, visual cues, memory strategies, and symbolic thinking in the development of automatic fact retrieval, quantitative reasoning, and number sense. A discussion of how parents can help to minimize math anxiety and maximize math performance will be an important component of the talk. Brain-based strategies for keeping math learning fun, interactive, and meaningful through games and activities will be featured.

 

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About Integrated Services in Education

Integrated Services in Education (ISE) offers high-quality psychoeducational assessments to support the educational and psychological well-being of children and adolescents. ISE has 2 upcoming programs for children: Anxiety Prevention (Girls aged 8-10) and Reading Clinic (Grades 2-4).




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