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How to Add Big Numbers in Your Head: Early Intervention for a Gender Gap in Math

How to Add Big Numbers in Your Head: Early Intervention for a Gender Gap in Math

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Recorded Webinar

About the Event

How to Add Big Numbers in Your Head: 

Early Intervention for a Gender Gap in Math 

Guest Presenter: Ally Patterson, PhD, BCBA-D

Recorded Webinar (original date: 5 June 2020)

1 Learning CE (BACB; General content)


Description: Even in 2020, women are still less likely than men to pursue higher-pay, higher-status careers such as those in the sciences. This problem starts earlier than you might imagine; first-grade girls are more likely than first-grade boys to express anxiety about math and to solve arithmetic problems using inefficient and arduous counting strategies. But behavior analysis offers a solution! This presentation will summarize research on gender differences related to behavioral cusps in early math and will showcase novel solutions for improving girls’ efficiency, flexibility, and enjoyment of problem solving.  


Learning outcomes: The audience will learn about early arithmetic strategies and their relevance to later success and interest in math and science. They will also learn about applications of discrete trial training, differential reinforcement, task analysis, and errorless learning during decomposition strategy skill acquisition. BACB Task List Items:  G-05. Describe and explain behavior, including private events, in behavior-analytic (nonmentalistic) terms. J-13. Select behavioral cusps as goals for intervention when appropriate. 


About the Speaker: Ally Patterson, PhD, BCBA-D

Ally’s interest in ABA began as an undergraduate at Furman University and developed into a fascination as she earned her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology at George Mason University. Currently, she practices behavior analysis in the Washington, D.C. metro area and is passionate about early intervention for children of all abilities. Her background in both developmental psychology and behavior analysis gives her special insight into the importance of each child’s early years, as well as how to promote best outcomes across the lifespan. You can find her online at pattersonbehavior.com! 

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