Steven Gary Feifer, DEd, NCSP, ABSNP

Steven Gary Feifer, DEd, NCSP, ABSNP, is an internationally renowned speaker in the field of learning disabilities and has authored seven books on the neuropsychology of learning and emotional disorders in children. Dr. Feifer has 20+ years of experience as a school psychologist and currently conducts psychological and neuropsychological evaluations of students with learning disabilities. He is also a faculty instructor/consultant at the American Board of School Neuropsychology Program and a test developer for Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR).

Workshop Description

The Neuropsychology of Reading and Mathematics Disorders

This presentation will examine how children learn and acquire reading and mathematical skills from a brain-based educational perspective. The morning session will differentiate “dyslexia” from other reading disorders and classify developmental reading disorders into four distinct subtypes. A neuropsychological paradigm will provide a framework to explain multiple facets of the reading process and the Feifer Assessment of Reading will be discussed.

The afternoon presentation will explore the role of language, working memory, visual-spatial reasoning, and executive functioning in the acquisition of basic number skills. There will be a discussion of three essential ways in which numbers are formatted in the brain, including neurodevelopmental pathways that contribute to skills such as automatic fact retrieval, quantitative reasoning, and number sense. Specific case studies using the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics will be presented, along with scores of interventions.

Participants will be able to:

  • List current literacy rates in the US and the prevalence rate of dyslexia.
  • Discuss the four universal truths of reading and explain why traditional assessments can be misleading when identifying reading disorders.
  • Describe the neural circuits that underscore phonological development, orthographic development, and comprehension skills.
  • Discuss four subtypes of reading disabilities from a brain-behavioral perspective and apply evidenced-based interventions and strategies to address each.
  • Discuss international/national trends in mathematics.
  • Explain the role of neurocognitive processes (language, working memory, visual-spatial functioning, and executive functioning) in math problem solving and quantitative reasoning.
  • Identify three basic subtypes of math disabilities and assign targeted intervention strategies to each.


Save the Date!
Friday, February 1, 2019
Free Parking

7:45 AM: Registration
8:30 AM: Welcome
8:45 AM: Presentation begins
Noon: Lunch
1:00 PM: Presentation resumes
4:15 PM: Presentation concludes


Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn St,
Dallas, TX 75219

This program is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area).

This program is offered for:
AET: 6 CE hours
ASHA: 0.6 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
BBS (CA): 6 hours of CPD
NASP: 6 hours of CPD
ALTA: 6 CEU hours
TEA: 6 hours of CPE credit


This workshop is designed for professionals who would like to learn more about reading and mathematics from a brain-based educational perspective and how to apply that knowledge in practice settings using targeted intervention strategies.

  • Educational Therapists
  • Learning Specialists
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Developmental Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • School Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Educational Diagnosticians


The Association of Educational Therapists (AET) is the national professional association for educational therapists. AET defines and sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy. Educational therapists provide a broad range of individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges.

AET Advisory Board

Dorothy Ungerleider, M.A., BCET, FAET - AET Founder
Joan Axelrod, ME.d.
Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D.
Mary Byrne, Ph.D., LICSW
Edwin Ellis, Ph.D.
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.
Doris J. Johnson, Ph.D.
Barbara Keogh, Ph.D.
Phyllis Maslow, Ph.D., FAET
George McCloskey, Ph.D.
Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Betty Osman, Ph.D.
Patricia Quinn, M.D.
Marshall H. Raskind, Ph.D.
Michael Spagna, Ph.D.
Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D.