3-16-2023 The Language of Math: Application to Assessment and Instruction  Live & Recorded Webinar 7:00-9:00 PM EST

3-16-2023 The Language of Math: Application to Assessment and Instruction Live & Recorded Webinar 7:00-9:00 PM EST

  • $40.00


Presenter: Virginia Berninger, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 16, 2023  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

This is a per person fee

URGENT FINAL REGISTRATION STEP:  After purchasing this webinar, you will receive an email which will contain an important digital PDF that you need to download. (PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER FOR ALL CORRESPONDENCE RELATED TO THIS TRAINING.) This is critical whether you plan to view the live presentation or the recording you will receive by March 18th. (You will have this recording for one month.) This PDF contains the link to the final registration step that you must complete asap to secure your registration. If you do NOT complete this final registration step in advance of the webinar, you will not get the link to the live training or the recorded webinar. 


Math is often thought of as a nonverbal skill in contrast to literacy which is a verbal skill. However, each of the four language systems (language by ear - listening, language by mouth - oral expression, language by eye - reading, and language by hand - writing) contributes to learning and doing math. Part I of this webinar will explain how each of these four language systems plays a role in learning specific math skills during kindergarten, elementary, and middle school grades. For example, students listen to instructional talk for math, orally answer a teacher’s questions about math, read math word problems, and write while performing arithmetic calculations. Students with specific language-based learning disabilities such as dysgraphia (impaired handwriting), dyslexia (impaired word reading), and oral and written language learning disability (impaired listening and reading comprehension, and oral and written expression) may struggle with math even though they can grasp math concepts. Part II of this webinar will present instructional approaches for tailoring math instruction for students who may have one of these language-based specific learning disabilities. Although this is not required, participants in the March 16, 2023 Math Webinar by Dr. Berninger may also find it useful to complete the live or recorded March 9, 2023 Working Memory Webinar by  Dr. Berninger that provides more information about each of the three language-based specific learning disabilities.

Both Parts I and Part II will cover assessment tools and instructional resources for math based on research by the presenter and other researchers. An overview of math skills to include at each grade level of a Screen-Intervene model for math will be presented. A list of cited research publications, math assessment resources, and math instructional resources will be provided in the handout sent to the participants. Recommendations will be made for how the general education teacher who teaches math can partner with a special education teacher, speech and language specialist, and school psychologist on the multidisciplinary team at school or in clinical settings to tailor math instruction to each of the three language-based specific learning disabilities. For example, a speech and language specialist may provide services for listening comprehension and oral expression problems; a special education teacher may provide services for word reading, reading comprehension, and written expression problems; the school psychologist may provide assessment for diagnosing specific language-based learning disabilities and assessing response to math instruction;  and the general education teacher provides math instruction tailored to the diagnosed language-based  specific learning disabilities of individual students. This webinar will explain how that can be done in general education classrooms,  pull-out special education programs, or private clinical settings.

Presenter Bio:

 Virginia Wise Berninger (Ph.D. Psychology, Johns Hopkins University) had public school teaching experience (5 years general education in inner city and suburban schools in Pennsylvania; 3 years special education and 1 year reading specialist in Maryland) before completing interdisciplinary training as a research psychologist and clinical psychologist. As a faculty member at Harvard Medical School (2 years), she worked in clinics for developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and neuropsychological disorders, taught medical fellows, and did research. As a faculty member at Tufts School of Medicine (3 years), she did research on individuals with congenital and acquired physical disabilities, and using computers for assessment and instruction, and she worked in a clinic at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute. As a faculty member at University of Washington (30 years), she advised Ph.D. and masters students in school psychology and human development and learning sciences, and taught courses for students in school psychology, educational psychology, special education, and teacher education. Dr. Berninger also supervised clinical practicum students and interns and consulted with schools. She served as principal investigator for NIH grants on typical literacy development and intervention for low achieving readers and writers (1989-2008) and for a multidisciplinary learning disabilities center  involving genetics, brain, diagnostic, and instructional research (1995-2006, 2011-2016).  Dr. Berninger also participated in other grant-supported research, for example, on math and twice exceptional gifted students with learning disabilities, as co-principal investigator or investigator. She has authored or co-authored 211 research articles, 19 books, 80 book chapters, and 29 other publications such as dissemination of research relevant to practice to parents, teachers, or psychologists.  Her research has been translated into assessment and instructional tools. As Professor Emerita, University of Washington, since December 2016, she has remained professionally active as presenter at conferences and for professional development and as author of research publications and books on translating research into practice.  

CREDITS: Whether you watch live or view the recording, this training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification. 

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CANCELLATION POLICYFor cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the training, the webinar fee will be fully refunded. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the training will be subject to a $25 administrative fee. 


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