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Mathland

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We are extremely pleased to have initiated what we hope will become an annual professional lecture series. Our inaugural lecture, “Mathland: A Roadmap to the Hidden Obstacles for Language Learning-Disabled Students,” was held at The New School and featured Lydia H. Soifer, Ph.D. Her presentation synthesized a growing body of research and the basis of our instructional approach to math at Gateway. Dr. Soifer specializes in the relationships among language, learning, and literacy in children from preschool through high school age. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Soifer focuses on early identification and remediation of language-based learning challenges in children. She presents regularly and consults with schools on curriculum and staff training. Her professional development program, Classroom Language Dynamics©, has been introduced into schools in the tristate area. In her lecture, “Mathland,” Dr. Soifer shed light on the mathematical learning needs of students with language-based learning disabilities.