Zelma Wynn Symposium

Dyscalculia: Understanding and Educating Students with Math Learning Differences

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Individuals with dyscalculia struggle to learn mathematics, despite having an adequate learning environment at home and at school. Dyscalculia is assumed to be due to a difference in brain function.   There is some association between dyscalculia and dyslexia in children and adults.  Dyscalculia affects individuals over their life span. Children with dyscalculia fall behind early in elementary school, and may develop anxiety or a strong dislike of math. In secondary school they are likely to struggle to pass math and science courses and find their career options reduced. In adult life, they may earn less, and have difficulties managing their everyday finances.

The symposium will address the neuroscience supporting dyscalculia, assessment, teacher intervention, technology enhanced learning, and parental/home support.

Participants will learn how to identify typical and atypical arithmetical development; the differences between the typical brain and the brain of an individual with dyscalculia; the methods for identifying learners with dyscalculia; and teaching strategies that are helpful for students with dyscalculia. Sessions will be applicable and valuable for educators, school administrators, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, counselors, learning specialists, and parents.


Just Announced

The Summit School is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists.  The Summit School maintains responsibility for the program.  Continuing professional development (CPD) credit will be granted for 4.5 hours for this year’s Zelma Wynn Symposium.



Registration Fees

Early bird rates apply for payments received prior to September 26, 2014.

 Early Bird RateRegular Rate
Educators & Professionals$60$75
School Psychologists seeking continuing professional development (CPD) credit, please add $25.
Speech-Language Pathologists seeking ASHA CEUs, please add a $25 fee.
For ASHA CEU information, please download the brochure below.

To register online, click here.
To Register and Pay by Mail,  click here to Download the brochure.


Our Featured Speaker

Our featured speaker is renowned neuroscientist and Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology at University College London, Dr. Brian Butterworth.  Dr. Butterworth taught at Cambridge University for eight years and has held visiting appointments at MIT and the Max Planck Institute at Nijmegen.  He is currently working on the neuroscience and the genetics of mathematical abilities and disabilities. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2002.


Speakers will disclose to participants the nature of any significant (or no) financial/non-financial relations with The Summit School. Click here to see the Instructional Personnel Disclosure.


Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be honored if The Summit School is given 30 days’ notice. Refund requests after 30 days’ notice will not be honored.


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