WS37: Mathematical Learning Difficulties in School-Age Children
Thursday, February 23
- 12:30–3:30 p.m.
- CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
- Skill Level: II
- Members: $80
This workshop will focus on the primary characteristics of school-age children (elementary and middle school, with implications for high school) who have mathematical learning difficulties. The objective of this workshop is to familiarize the participants with the cognitive and environmental contributors to mathematical difficulties, particularly those that can be targeted for child assessment, instruction, or teacher preparation. These objectives will be achieved through lecture, limited video reviews, and a discussion of select cases and research findings.
Speaker(s): Michele M. Mazzocco, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Michele M. Mazzocco, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Michele M. Mazzocco, PhD, is a professor at Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Education, and is director of the Math Skills Development Project at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She has conducted research studies on mathematics achievement since 1997, when she began a 10-year, K–9, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development–funded longitudinal study. Her publications in the field include a coedited volume entitled Why Is Math So Hard for Some Children? The Nature and Origins of Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (2007).