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Why Is Math So Hard for Some Children?
Why Is Math So Hard for Some Children? is the title of a book by expert Dr. Daniel Berch (and Dr. Michele Mazzocco) and the topic of his talk on our show. Dr. Berch will explore the evidence base for students' difficulties with mathematics and give in-depth theoretical and practical insight into mathematical learning difficulties and disabilities. You will also learn strategies for helping your child who may be struggling with math to acquire more proficient skills in this area.

Dec 10, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The American Academy is an innovative K through 12 college preparatory program in South Florida for advanced students with mild learning differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD, and auditory or visual processing disorder.
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Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and M.A. in Special Education @Cognitive and developmental psychologist with expertise in mathematical cognition and learning disabilities.
Dr. Daniel B. Berch is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development, where he also formerly served as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. Although now retired, he remains active in his field by periodically contributing to the scholarly literature, occasionally giving talks on mathematical learning difficulties, and advising researchers on preparing competitive federal grant applications. Dr. Berch is currently a Special Advisor to the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society for which he was the Founding Chair of the Governing Board, serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, and is also a member of the Research Advisory Board for the Aim Academy’s Institute for Learning & Research in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. During his free time, Dr. Berch enjoys reading nonfiction (biographies, humor, and science), walking & bowling.