This workshop will examine reading from a brain-based educational perspective and discuss current literacy trends in the United States.   The primary focus of this presentation will be to classify developmental reading disorders into four distinct subtypes. There will be a discussion matching each reading subtype with scores of evidence-based interventions. The use of neuropsychological assessment addressing multiple cognitive constructs including phonological processing, working memory, executive functioning, and orthographical processing will be discussed as the primary means to both assess and remediate learning disorders in children. Lastly, the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR) battery, a comprehensive test designed to examine the underlying cognitive and linguistic processes that supports proficient reading skills, will be introduced.

Strand: A, Topic: 1 Level: III

Steven G. Feifer, DEd, ABSNP, school psychologist and diplomat in school neuropsychology, Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center.