Webinar: Cognitive Skills Training for Students with Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities often involve weaknesses in one or more of the important cognitive skills involved in learning. These skills including mental processes like working memory and other executive functions, attention, visual-spatial understanding, auditory processing and the integration of multiple mental processes to work together. Research is now showing that cognitive processes can be strengthened, rather than just working around them, and the impact on academic performance can be rapid and dramatic.
Traditional support for students with learning disabilities has addressed three primary pillars: accommodation, modification of the curriculum, and strategies. Cognitive skills training is coming to be recognized as the fourth pillar – one that improves the functioning of underlying learning skills. Join us as we explore the science and practicalities of cognitive skills training and the outcomes for students.
This webinar is designed for a broad audience including educators, clinicians, parents and advocates for children with learning disabilities. Register for a time that works for your schedule:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 12 noon Central
Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 4 p.m. Central
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 9 a.m. Central
We hope to see you there!
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Indiana State-Wide Neuroscience and Education Study
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