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The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders

  • 06/09/2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • Asynchronous Webinar starts June 9th. Live Q&A for MASP members June 16th 1:30 to 2:30pm


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

Presented by Dr. Steven G. Feifer, Ed.D., NCSP

This is a two part event. All registrants receive access to Dr. Feifer's 3 hour webinar for up to six months, or up until you complete the review quiz, webinar evaluation, and obtain the CE Certificate of Completion. 

Members of MASP receive an additional benefit of a live one hour Q&A with Dr. Feifer on June 16th from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

After registration, you will receive access information close to when the webinar becomes available on June 9, 2020. PLEASE NOTE: The email with the information will come from KIDS, Inc, not MASP.

Workshop Description

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. 

Continuing Education Credits

Number of CE/CPD Credits: 3 (APA and NASP Approved). CE credits will be provided by the School Neuropsychology Institute upon completion of the webinar and associated quiz. Additional CE credits will not be provided for Educator/Provider Q&A session. 

Target Audience

School Psychologists, Psychologists, Teachers, and Administrators. 

Registration Information 

Registration is open to any practitioner (e.g., school psychologist, psychologist, learning disability assessment specialist) who would like to participate, not just MASP members. Registrations must be received by June 5th at noon EST so register now! Cancellations must be received by June 5th at noon. Webinar continuing education credits are both NASP and APA approved.

The fee is $60 for MASP members and $90 for nonmembers. Online payments only will be accepted for this event. No purchase orders or mailed in checks will be accepted. 

Once you have registered and close to the event day, you will receive an email from the School Neuropsychology Institute providing you with a username and password for their website, where you can watch the webinar whenever it is convenient for you. You will have access to the webinar for up to six months, or up until you complete the review quiz, webinar evaluation, and obtain the CE Certificate of Completion.

Lecture handouts will be available on the School Neuropsychology Institute website. After you watch the webinar, you will required to complete a review quiz and an evaluation form, and then you will receive a certificate for 3 hours of NASP and APA approved continuing education credits.

For questions, please contact maineasp@gmail.com

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