The Math/Brain Connection: Using Current Cognitive Research to Inform Instruction for Struggling Math Learners

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The results of ground-breaking brain research now play a role in early detection of future math learning disabilities allowing for targeted early intervention. This workshop will look at the spatial ordering system which governs qualitative number sense, how challenges manifest in the classroom and what strategies can be employed to support struggling students. We will also touch on how parts of memory, higher order cognition, language, and executive functions can affect performance in math, along with tools for intervention.

Hollis Dannaham

Hollis Dannaham, M.Ed., has been empowering complex learners for 30 years as a learning specialist, special educator, reading specialist, administrator, and consultant in public, private, and charter schools. Hollis also worked as a learning specialist at the Student Success Center of All Kinds of Minds where she was deeply trained in the Neurodevelopment of Learning. Currently Hollis is the Learning Support Coordinator at The Middle Way School, a Senior Coach, Mentor, and Workshop Facilitator for Hidden Sparks, and an Adjunct Lecturer at SUNY New Paltz.