Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association

2016 Summer Institute

  • 21 Jun 2016
  • 7:15 AM
  • 23 Jun 2016
  • 12:30 PM
  • Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Oceanfront at 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
  • 15


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2016 Summer Institute


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

June 21-23, 2016


Children’s Memory Problems and Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention


Milton J. Dehn, Ph.D.

Published author, speaker, and nationally recognized expert on processing assessment, working memory, and children’s long-term memory problems.

Experienced school psychologist and trainer of school psychology graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Program director for Schoolhouse Tutoring® an agency in La Crosse, WI that provides assessment, consultation, and tutoring for children with learning and memory problems.   


Day 1: Memory Impairments: Neuropsychology, Causes, and Assessment Strategies

Description: The session begins with descriptions of 11 working memory and long-term memory processes, followed by a review of the neuropsychology of memory. Dr. Dehn will identify the risk factors and causes of memory impairments. The first day’s presentation concludes with multi-battery assessment strategies and analytical procedures for identifying specific memory strengths and weaknesses.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Use selective, multi-battery memory testing to identify specific memory weaknesses.
  2. Recognize the risk factors for memory impairments.
  3. Identify the main neurological structures associated with specific memory systems and processes.


Day 2: Memory Deficits and Academic Learning and Performance

Description:  Dr. Dehn will review the relationship between specific memory processes and academic learning. Academic performance and specific learning disabilities will be examined, with an emphasis on cognitive load and how related cognitive processes interact with working memory. The development of memory and Tier I instructional strategies for enhancing long-term memory in the classroom will be reviewed, as well as specific accommodations and modifications most appropriate for students with moderate to severe memory impairments.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify instructional practices that reduce cognitive load.
  2. Identify effective instructional practices that enhance students’ memory.
  3. Describe the relationship between memory processes and other cognitive processes.


Day 3: Evidence-Based Interventions for Children’s Memory Problems

Description: After a brief review of research and an explanation as to why they work from a neuropsychological perspective, working memory training exercises, working memory strategies, and long-term memory strategies will be introduced. Details and directions will be provided, along with modeling and some practice administering and teaching these methods. Strategies for developing metamemory and mnemonics will also be included.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate some specific procedures for hands-on working memory training exercises.
  2. Summarize research findings regarding brain-based working memory exercises.
  3. Explain the dimensions of metamemory and how to increase metamemory in clients.



Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center

Oceanfront at 101 N. Boardwalk

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware


New Pool, New Deck 


Daily Program Agenda 

7:15 -   8:00   Continental Breakfast

 8:00 -  10:00  Workshop Session

10:00 - 10:30  Break and Refreshments

10:30 - 12:30  Workshop Session




The Maryland School Psychologists’ Association will provide three days of training for school psychologists interested in continuing professional development.  Sessions are planned each morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The Registration fee includes three days of skill development, continental breakfasts, and refreshments during breaks.  Registration must be postmarked by May 31, 2016 ($25 late fee applies), but registration may be limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis based on the postmark of the envelope.  Your attendance certificate acts as your receipt (monetary receipts are available at the conference upon request).    Persons with questions or special needs should contact:  Amy Jagoda at (410) 386-1818 or ALJAGOD@carrollk12.orgYou must stay at the Atlantic Sands Hotel to get free parking with one space per room.


A total of 12 hours of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Education (CPD/CE) are available.  Documentation of attendance for 4 hours of CPD/CE credit will be provided each day to certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists who complete the entire workshop that day.  Partial credit cannot be awarded.  In order to receive CPD/CE credit, attendees must arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start, and may not leave prior to 15 minutes before the end of the program.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and hence the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists, recognize MSPA as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists (NASP APS #1002).  MSPA maintains responsibility for the program.


MSPA has arranged special conference rates for overnight accommodations at the Atlantic Sands Hotel (800-422-0600 or 302-227-2511).  This special rate (i.e., $175.00 single/double occupancy; $190.00 triple; $205.00 quad.) is good for the Sunday night before the conference through Thursday night of the conference.  You must book your room by phone in order to receive the special rate Attendees can call 1-800-422-0600, refer to the MSPA - Maryland School Psychologists Association block # 7763  arriving Sunday, June 19, 2016 and secure their rooms at the discounted group rate.  In order to minimize confusion, please be aware that room reservations are made through the hotel; specific room types are requests only and cannot be guaranteed.  This includes actual room numbers.







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