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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T16 - Your Brain on Math: It All Adds Up

Nov 9, 2017 11:15am ‐ Nov 9, 2017 12:15pm

Standard: $20.00


Success in mathematics requires cognitive and psychological processing about more than just math concepts. Educators who understand these different avenues of processing can more effectively pinpoint specific areas of breakdown for their students. This session helps participants understand how students develop mathematical thinking, explains considerations for a supportive environment to encourage that math development, and covers successful teaching methods for instructing students with and without math learning disabilities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Identify the critical elements in a disability document that will support the accommodation requests for students with learning disabilities.
  • MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Assess multisensory language instruction and how it can effectively be taught in a classroom setting.
  • MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Recognize the nature of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities and the role of multisensory structured language instruction (MSL).
  • RESEARCH: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.
  • RESEARCH: Understand how genes, brains and contemporary culture contribute to learning disorders and develop effective strategies to support each child’s success both in school and in life.

Disclosure: Tom Pittard and Tara Terry have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Tom Pittard, Math Resource Specialist, The Children's School
  • Tara Terry, Ph.D., Middle School Principal, The Howard School

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