03 Sep The Executive Function Basis of Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, and Dysgraphia: Even Gifted Learners Have Learning Disorders
The Executive Function Basis of Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, and Dysgraphia: Even Gifted Learners Have Learning Disorders
Workshop59Paul Beljan, Beljan Psychological Services, United States
AfricaSat 09:00 - 10:30
Balanced research and practice
Learning Disorders (LD) are under diagnosed in the gifted population. Mathematical learning disorder (dyscalculia) is the least researched and most underdiagnosed learning disorder. Concepts from our recent research article "Understanding Mathematical Learning Disorder in Regard to Executive and Cerebellar Functioning: a Failure of Procedure Consolidation" (submitted for publication January 22) are used illustrate how dyscalculia, orthographic dyslexia, and dysgraphia must be understood and assessed from a neuropsychological perspective. Dr. Paul Beljan will teach the executive function concept of perception action coupling and its relationship to procedural memory and learning. Dr. Beljan will also teach a revolutionary method of using standardized assessment along with an algorithm to streamline LD assessment with 95% accuracy. The lecture is filled with anecdotes and case examples to illustrate the methodology and the process of LD in the gifted and other populations.