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The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders: An Introduction to the FAW

  • 26 Oct 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual

Registration

  • This rate is for current members of WVSPA.
  • This option is for members that wish to register and will have a PO supplied by your county. PO MUST BE EMAILED TO LISA STAFFORD (lstaffor@k12.wv.us) BY 10/16/20!
  • This rate is for those that are not members of WVSPA that wish to participate in the training.
  • Select this option if you want to register as a nonmember for the training and a PO supplied by your county. PO MUST BE EMAILED TO LISA STAFFORD (lstaffor@k12.wv.us) BY 10/16/20!
  • This registration option is for students that are currently enrolled in a School Psychology training program. If you have not received your access code from your training program, please email Dr. Christina Hare, WVSPA President at chare@k12.wv.us to request the code!

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The WVSPA Fall 2020 Conference will be held virtually due to the pandemic.  As part of the conference lineup, several webinars have been planned!  The third pre-recorded webinar will be held on October 26, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.!  For this webinar, WVSPA is pleased to partner with Kids, Inc. to host Dr. Steven Feifer for a presentation titled "The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders: An Introduction to the FAW".

This presentation will explore the neuropsychological underpinnings of the written language process.   For years, educators have struggled to cultivate more effective writing skills in their students, as well as remediate written language disorders.  The ability to generate and produce written language requires multiple linguistic skills involving both phonological and orthographical  functioning (the elementary components of language), efficient word retrieval skills, executive functioning skills to organize and plan our inner thoughts and ideas, and working memory to hold our thoughts in mind long enough for effective motor skills output. A breakdown in these fundamental cognitive, linguistic, or motoric processes can result in various subtypes of written language disorders.  The primary objectives of this presentation will include:

  1. Discuss national trends in written language, and explore gender differences in writing performances between boys and girls. 
  2. Discuss the neural architecture responsible for written language development in children and learn key brain regions responsible for the organization and production of writing skills.
  3. Discuss three specific subtypes of writing disorders, with particular emphasis on how“frontal lobe” processes such as working memory and executive functioning impact each subtype.
  4. Introduce the Feifer Assessment of Writing as a more effective diagnostic tool to determine subtypes of dysgraphia in children, as well as to provide targeted intervention strategies.  

Participants will earn 3 CE hours for this presentation!  As an added bonus, a live Q&A session will be held on November 12, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. where you will be able to interact and ask Dr. Feifer any questions you may have regarding the training!  

If you are not able to join the webinar on the first day, no worries!  You have three months to watch the webinar and complete the post-test/evaluation to receive the CE documentation!     

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER BY OCTOBER 23RD AT NOON!  

Webinar Brochure:

Fall Conference - FAW Webinar.pdf

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