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The Neuropsychology of Reading and Written Language Disorders
A Framework for Effective Interventions

This workshop will examine reading and written language disorders from a brain-based educational perspective, and classify both dyslexia and dysgraphia into distinct subtypes.  There will be a detailed discussion linking each learning disorder’s subtype with scores of evidence-based interventions.  Four universal truths when teaching reading will be shared, in addition to five essential steps for effective written language instruction.

The role of phonological processing, orthographic processing, working memory, language and motor skill development, and executive functioning will be discussed as being crucial for effective literacy skills to emerge. 

Lastly, the Feifer Assessment of Reading (Far) battery will be introduced as an effective means to both identify and remediate language-based learning disabilities in children. 


Important Session Information:

Expected learner outcomes include:

  • Examine current literacy rates in the United States and Texas and examine trends in 
    reading achievement.
  • Differentiate “developmental dyslexia” from other learning disorders, and discuss 
    how schools can best screen for early reading pitfalls in children. 
  • Introduce a brain-based educational model of reading and written language disorders by classifying each disability into basic subtypes, with specific remediation strategies linked to each subtype.
  • Discuss five essential steps for effective written language instruction.

This session is approved to provide 6 CEUs of ALTA credit.

Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation

Registration for this session has ended
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Teresa Chavez
Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP
Date Time Location
6/28/2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ESC Region 12
2101 W Loop 340, Waco, 76712

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212