Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education
Dr. Janet Lerner Seminar:
The Latest Research and Practical Strategies for the Development of Language and Cognitive Skills Required for Learning Mathematics
Presented by Karen Tzanetopoulos, MS, CCC-SLP
Saturday, January 12, 2019
8:30 AM - 1 PM
McCracken Middle School
8000 East Prairie Road
Skokie, IL 60076
8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 AM Presentation
11:30 - 12:00 PM Questions and Answers
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
This seminar will cover highlights of the most recent research on math development in the brain, with a focus on abstract math concepts and cognitive skills. Practical learning strategies and classroom implications will be covered beginning as early as preschool, since many children with learning disabilities start kindergarten with holes in their math readiness skills, and will progress through later elementary mathematics.
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 at the Chicago Institute for Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch, at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, in the public schools and currently has a private practice. Over the past few years, she became very interested in the role of language in learning mathematics. She became a member of the Chicago Innovation Exchange and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, through which she was awarded two National Science Foundation grants. The purpose of the grants was to more deeply understand the problems that teachers, administrators, and parents have with teaching mathematics to children who struggle with reading, writing, and language, and to then discover solutions based on the research on math learning in the brain. Karen continually reviews new research on math learning in the brain.
Attendees will receive 3.0 CPDUs through Northeastern Illinois University for this program.
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 also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation . 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.
If inclement weather necessitates cancelling this seminar, you will receive an email about the cancellation. Please check your mail in advance of the meeting.