If a child cannot learn the way I teach, then I must teach the way he learns.
--Anna Gillingham, educator and psychologist

Thursday, February 13, 2014

From our friends at the Children's Dyslexia Center in Pittsburgh: Chris Woodin to speak in March!

COGNITION, LANGUAGE, AND THE ACQUISITION OF MATH COMPETENCY

Presented by: Chris Woodin Ed.M. Math Department Chairman, Landmark School, Manchester, Massachusetts
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014

WHERE: CHILDREN’S DYSLEXIA CENTER - PITTSBURGH                                   
3579 MASONIC WAY, PITTSBURGH 15237

REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: 8:45 A.M.                                                                                                                                                      
WORKSHOP:   9:30 – 11:00  A.M.
                                                                                   
COST:  $40      

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, MARCH 7TH

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.

Christopher Woodin has developed innovative, research-based methods for teaching about numbers and learning basic math skills. Methods will be presented that use minimum language demands and whole-to-part, multimodal strategies to help students express, relate, store, and retrieve information efficiently.

Mr. Woodin is a specialist in the fields of mathematics and learning disabilities. A graduate of Middlebury College and Harvard Graduate School of Education, he has taught extensively at Landmark School in Massachusetts. At Landmark School, Elementary-Middle School Campus, he holds the Ammerman Chair of Mathematics. He is the author of The Landmark Method of Teaching Arithmetic (1995), and Multiplication Facts for the Whole to Part Visual Learner (2013), in addition to several journal articles. He served on the Massachusetts Department of Education’s Mathematics 2011 Curriculum Framework Panel and teaches graduate-level education courses. Christopher Woodin was the 1997 Massachusetts Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) Samuel Kirk Educator of the Year. He has presented at numerous international LDA and International Dyslexia Association (IDA) conferences and led math workshops to audiences across the country.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: PGHDYSLEXIACENTER@COMCAST.NET    OR (412) 931-3181

Appropriate for parents and educators of students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, etc.

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