Our Next VCASP Workshop is:
September 28, 2018 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Neuropsychology of Mathematics:
An Introduction to the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM)
This workshop will explore how young children learn and acquire basic mathematical skills from a brain-based educational perspective. The role of language, working memory, visual-spatial reasoning, and executive functioning will be featured as primary cognitive constructs involved in the acquisition of basic number skills. 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. Specific case studies featuring the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM) will be featured, along with scores of interventions. 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.
The following objectives will be covered:
1. Discuss international trends in mathematics, and reasons why the United States lags behind many industrialized nations in both math and science.
2. Explore the role of various neurocognitive processes including language, working memory, visual-spatial functioning, and executive functioning, with respect to math problem solving ability and quantitative reasoning.
3. Introduce a brain-based educational model of math by identifying three basic subtypes of math disabilities in children, and to develop targeted intervention strategies for each subtype.
4. Introduce the Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM) battery as a more viable means to both assess and
remediate math disabilities in children.
Presented by Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP
Cost: Members – $70, Nonmembers – $95
(CEU’s offered for $15. Please bring check or cash.)
Where: All of our workshops are held at VCOE's CESC building located at:
5100 Adolfo Road • Camarillo, CA 93012
Lunch: 11:30-12:30 (on your own, not provided)
Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/vcasp-fam
This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LEPs, LPCCs, LMFTs and LCSWs. This course also qualifies for 6 hours of continuing professional development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under provider number 1025.The California Association of School Psychologists maintains responsibility for the program and its content. ~ CEU cost – $15. You can pay for CEUs at the training (cash, check, or paypal) or before via paypal at https://www.paypal.me/vcasp.