Fostering Social Emotional Learning Skills in Students & Proven Interventions to Help Children & Adolescents with Reading and Writing Difficulties

Presented by Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP

Live Streaming on November 5, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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This workshop is part of The Saskatoon Conference on Behavioural, Developmental & Emotional Challenges with Children & Adolescents

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 5, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Saskatoon, SK)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 9, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on November 3, 2024. 

Fostering Social Emotional Learning Skills in Students | PRESENTED BY Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP

In the wake of the global pandemic, the mental health landscape in Canada has undergone significant challenges, particularly among children and adolescents. This workshop delves into the impact of mental health conditions on academic performance and social-emotional well-being in young learners. Through a comprehensive exploration of assessment strategies, intervention techniques, and classroom accommodations, participants will gain insights into fostering emotional growth and resilience in students. From understanding the prevalence of emotional disabilities to dissecting the neurological underpinnings of stress and trauma, this course equips educators with practical tools to support students’ holistic development.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with actionable strategies to create nurturing environments that prioritize emotional wellness, thereby fostering academic success and social competence in children and adolescents.

Proven Interventions to Help Children & Adolescents with Reading and Writing Difficulties | PRESENTED BY Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP

This intensive 3-hour course delves into the cognitive neuroscience behind language-based learning disorders in children and adolescents. Participants will explore reading and writing disorders through a brain-based educational lens, gaining insights into classification, assessment, and intervention strategies.

Fostering Social Emotional Learning Skills in Students | PRESENTED BY Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP

  • Discuss the prevalence of children with emotional disabilities in Canada.
  • Explore the intricate relationship between emotional wellness and successful academic performance.
  • Examine key brain regions impacted by stress, anxiety, and depression in students.
  • Analyze the subsequent effects on both academic and social skills’ development.
  • Review various assessment options tailored for students grappling with emotional dysregulation.
  • Introduce the FACT scale as a tool for assessing the impact of stress and trauma on academic and social-emotional functioning.
  • Explore a repertoire of classroom accommodations designed to support students with emotional self-regulation issues.
  • Discuss social-emotional learning options and targeted classroom interventions aimed at promoting resilience and well-being.

Proven Interventions to Help Children & Adolescents with Reading and Writing Difficulties | PRESENTED BY Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP

  • Differentiate between developmental dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning disorders.
  • Introduce a brain-based educational model for understanding reading and writing disorders, classifying each into basic subtypes with linked remediation strategies.
  • Discuss the impact of the pandemic on student achievement and the importance of diagnostic achievement tests.
  • Analyze case studies to differentiate weaker learners from students with learning disabilities and develop targeted interventions for struggling learners.
  • Examine cognitive constructs such as phonemic awareness, working memory, executive functioning, and orthographical processing skills.
  • Review assessment tools like the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR) and Writing (FAW) batteries for diagnosing reading and writing disorders.

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABPdN is dually trained as both a nationally certified school psychologist and board certified pediatric neuropsychologist, having completed research stints at the National Institutes of Health.   Dr. Feifer has earned numerous distinctions throughout his career including the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year, the National School Psychologist of the Year, and the Outstanding Contribution to the Education and Training of Psychologists award by the Maryland Psychological Association.  He has authored eight books on learning and emotional disorders in children. Lastly, Dr. Feifer has authored three tests on diagnosing learning disabilities in children, all of which are published by PAR.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment$269.00N/A
Individual 2 Day Enrollment$469.00N/A
Individual 3 Day Enrollment$669.00N/A
Full-Time Student$609.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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