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The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders
Developing Evidenced Based Interventions
By: Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed.
This presentation will explore the neuropsychological underpinnings of the written language process, and the use of evidenced based interventions to remediate writing disorders in children. For years, educators have struggled to cultivate more effective writing skills in their students, as well as to identify early signs of written language disorders. The ability to generate and produce written language requires multiple linguistic skills involving both phonological and orthographical functioning (the elementary components of language), efficient word retrieval skills, executive functioning skills to organize and plan our inner thoughts and ideas, and working memory to hold our thoughts in mind long enough for effective motor skills output. A breakdown in these fundamental cognitive, linguistic, or motoric processes can result in various subtypes of written language disorders. The primary objectives of this presentation will include: