The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders (OS305)

  • PMD: 3
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. examine national trends in written language, and explore gender differences in writing performances between boys and girls.
  2. learn three specific subtypes of writing disorders, with particular emphasis on how“frontal lobe” processes such as working memory and executive functioning impact each subtype.
  3. evaluate key measurement tools used to assess writing in order to better identify and remediate written language disorders in children.

Description

This presentation will explore the neuropsychological underpinnings of the written language process. A breakdown in the fundamental cognitive, linguistic, or motoric processes can result in various kinds of writing difficulties for children. There will be a discussion highlighting three subtypes of writing disorders, with particular emphasis on how “frontal lobe” processes such as working memory and executive functioning impact each subtype. Targeted assessment techniques, specific interventions, and key qualitative observations will be featured.

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Presenter(s)

Steven G. Feifer, Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center

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