2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

S4 - Multisensory Math: The Perfect Storm—When Reading and Math Meet

Oct 27, 2018 10:45am ‐ Oct 27, 2018 11:45am


There is math. Then there is the word problem “problem.” Applying mathematics to real-life situations or problem solving is a challenge for students with language-based and related learning challenges due to their issues with decoding, prosody, memory, sequencing, and comprehension. This presentation offers evidence-based strategies to help students see the meaning behind the math. Educators learn to create incremental models to help students with disabilities reason mathematically and develop meta-cognitive strategies for problem solving.

Learning Objectives:

  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Identify the critical elements in a disability document that will support the accommodation requests for students with learning disabilities.
  • ADD/ADHD: Identify characteristics of students with ADHD and/or potential interventions as it pertains to those with language learning disabilities.
  • MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Recognize the nature of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities and the role of multisensory structured language instruction (MSL).
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the relationship between language development and acquisition of reading, written language and math proficiency.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine critical issues regarding the involvement of teachers in the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI).


  • Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT, Academic Language Therapist, Instructor Multisensory Math I & II, The Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center


  • Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT:

    Offers workshops through The Atlantic Seaboard and receives reimbursement for materials used in these workshops

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