Cognition, Language, and the Acquistion of Math Competency

September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
McMahan Hall at Chartwell School
2511 Numa Watson Rd
Seaside, CA 93955
80.00 (Includes Breakfast)
Chartwell School
(831) 394-3468

About the Workshop

Learning math can be challenging, especially for students who have specific learning disabilities.  Language skills, executive functioning, motor planning, and math-specific visual processing skills all play a role in acquiring math competency.  Specific deficits and their resulting impact will be explored in this workshop.  Methods will be presented that use the minimum language demands and whole-to-part, multi-modal strategies to help students express, relate, store, and retrieve information efficiently.

c-woodin2015Chris Woodin has been with Landmark School since 1986. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Harvard Graduate School of education and is currently the mathematics department head at the Landmark Elementary/Middle School. He has published several articles, including a recent one through the Yale Centre for Dyslexia and Creativity. His latest book is entitled Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part Visual Learner. He presents nationally on topics involving multimodal math instruction and learning disabilities.