Neuropsychology Fundamentals For Educators
This four-page laminated reference guide provides educators with important information about brain structures and functions that are highly related with achievement and academic performance. The guide also includes basic information about the neuropsychology of cognitive processes, such as attention, memory, and executive functions. A centerpiece of the guide explains the brain basis of different types of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.
The topics included in the guide are:
- The four lobes of the cerebral cortex
- The brainstem’s three basic divisions
- Important neurotransmitters
- Glossary of general brain terminology
- The diencephalon and telencephalon
- Reading, mathematics, and writing and spelling disorders
- Cognitive and emotional executive functions
- Oral language development and disorders
- Visual-spatial processing
- Attention and memory
Author Information: Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed, ABSNP is an internationally renowned speaker and author in the field of learning disabilities, and has authored six books on learning and emotional disorders in children. He has 19 years of experience as a school psychologist, and was voted the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year in 2008, and awarded the 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year. Dr. Feifer is a diplomate in school neuropsychology, and currently works as a faculty instructor in the ABSNP school neuropsychology training program. He continues to evaluate children in private practice at the Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center in Frederick, MD, and consults with numerous school districts throughout the country. Dr. Feifer has authored two tests on diagnosing learning disabilities in children: the FAR and the FAM, both published by PAR. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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