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Cognitive Skills Training for Students with Learning Disabilities

August 25, 2016 at 09:00:00 AM · Central Time (US & Canada) 1473 views
By Brains ON! (4.4 stars · 21 reviews )
About This Webinar

Learning disabilities often involve weaknesses in one or more of the important cognitive skills involved in learning. These skills including mental processes like working memory and other executive functions, attention, visual-spatial understanding, auditory processing and the integration of multiple mental processes to work together. Research is now showing that cognitive processes can be strengthened, rather than just working around them, and the impact on academic performance can be rapid and dramatic.

Traditional support for students with learning disabilities has addressed three primary pillars: accommodation, modification of the curriculum, and strategies. Cognitive skills training is coming to be recognized as the fourth pillar – one that improves the functioning of underlying learning skills. Join us as we explore the science and practicalities of cognitive skills training and the outcomes for students.

This webinar is designed for a broad audience including educators, clinicians, parents and advocates for children with learning disabilities.

NOTE: This webinar is also being offered on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Central time and on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 12:00 noon Central Time . Choose the session that works best for your schedule.

Agenda
  • The Cognitive Skills Associated with Reading and Math
  • Principles of Cognitive Skill Training
  • Research on the Impact of Cognitive Skill Training on Academic Performance
  • Incorporating Cognitive Skills Trainingt into an IEP (individualized Education Program)
Categories:
EDUCATION & LEARNING HEALTH & WELLNESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCIENCE & TECH
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: bc31ea7f4f84
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Betsy Hill
Betsy Hill is an experienced educator and President of BrainWare Learning Company. She has studied the application of neuroscience to teaching and learning with Dr. Patricia Wolfe and other experts and works with educators, clinicians and corporate trainers on using neuroscience research to address some of the most perplexing problems in education, including closing the gap for historically underperforming students. She addressed issues of college and career preparedness as a trustee and board chair at Chicago State University. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and an MBA from Northwestern University, and teaches strategy at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and the University of Illinois Chicago.

I like to describe myself as a "recovering" educator, but the truth is that I am more excited than ever about what neuroscience is uncovering about the brain and how we can use that information to enable each individual to reach his or her cognitive potential. I'm here to share what I've been learning over the last ten years and to continue learning from others in this amazing and fast developing field.
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Educators, parents, clinicians and others who want to use the latest neuroscience research in practical ways to help their students, children and themselves reach their full potential.