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Friday, October 20 • 8:30am - 10:00am
That’s Not How Your Brain Works: The Role of Educational Therapists in Dispelling Neuro-myths

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The private, brain-based, educational industry is a $300 million per year market. With the changing political climate of education at the federal level, parents and students will inadvertently turn to technologies to help their struggling learners. The role that educational therapists play in demystifying neuroscience, dispelling myths and helping students use effective technologies to their advantage has become paramount. This presentation will focus on the social justice implications of the brain-based technologies boom and the role educational therapists can and must play to support effective learning.
Participants will be able to: identify neuro-myths and the technologies that support them; describe the social justice implications of neuro-myth technologies; and explain the therapist’s role in identifying, clarifying, and resisting the push for such technologies.


Bibinaz Pirayesh

The Learning Tree
Bibinaz Pirayesh holds a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and education from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in developmental psychology from Columbia University, where her research focused on children's development of mathematical thinking and cognitive neuro... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
LOCATION: Saddleback

Attendees (18)