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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education
The Abstract Language of Math and How the Brain Learns Math
Presented by Karen Tzanetopoulos, MS, CCC-SLP
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Rogers Park Montessori School
1800 W. Balmoral
Chicago, IL 60640
The English language of math is abstract and complex and can interfere with learning math concepts. Development of math concepts in the brain requires visual-spatial skills, complex language skills, and development of a mental number line, to name just a few. This presentation will provide a basic overview of math language as well as brain development required for deep understanding of math concepts.
Karen Tzanetopoulos is a speech and language pathologist who specializes in dyslexia and language based learning disabilities. With over 30 years of experience, she has worked in a number of different settings and currently has a private practice. She has been awarded two National Science Foundation grants to understand the problems adults have in teaching math to children with language based difficulties and to discover solutions based on the research on math learning in the brain.
PLD/SE is an approved provider of professional development and continuing education by the Illinois State Board of Education for teacher certification renewal plans. PLD/SE membership is required for CPDU credits.
A Certificate of Attendance can be provided upon request.
DISCLAIMER: Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities. PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members. PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.
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