Conference addresses math for students with disabilities

Special education staff and other educators who work with students with disabilities are invited to a conference focused on the neuropsychology of math and applying such concepts to math instruction for students with disabilities.

The conference, “Mind Over Math: The Neuropsychology of Mathematics and Practical Application for Instruction for Students with Disabilities,” takes place March 23 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle with options for remote participation available at sites in Augusta, Bangor, Belfast, Bethel, Hartland and Machias.

The daylong gathering will feature opening remarks by Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen. The main presenter is Dr. Christopher Kaufman, a Maine-licensed psychologist and certified School Psychological Services Provider. Formerly the Lead Psychologist for the Portland School Department, Kaufman now operates a private practice, Kaufman Psychological Services, in Portland.

The conference registration deadline is March 12. Visit the Central Aroostook Council on Education website for additional information about the conference and to register.

Contact Nancy Drake of the Maine Department of Education with questions. She can be reached by email at nancy.drake@maine.gov or by phone at 207-255-3625.