Cognition, Language, and the Acquisition of Math Competency

Course Description:

Learning math can be challenging, especially for students who have specific learning disabilities. Language skills, executive functioning, motor planning, and math-specific visual processing skills all play a role in acquiring math competency. Specific deficits and their resulting impact will be explored. Learning and memory research tells us that multisensory integration is absolutely vital for children who have learning difficulties, as well as the best way to teach all students. Methods will be presented that use minimum language demands and whole-to-part, multimodal strategies to help students express, relate, store, and retrieve information efficiently. Various games and activities involving both fine and gross motor skills will be demonstrated, and supported with free online materials. This course is presented as a full-day hands-on seminar.

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