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8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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You will learn about the relationship between the brain and reading development, from acquisition to expertise. Dr. Christodoulou will also discuss how readers who struggle with reading acquisition and development differ in their brain structure and function. She will explain how effective reading interventions can help to rewire the brains of struggling readers. In addition, you will learn about the differences and similarities between dyslexia and reading difficulty across languages. She will talk about the most recent advances in the field of neuroscience to predict who will be at highest risk of struggling to read and who may benefit from intervention. You will learn the limitations and progress of the field of education neuroscience as it relates to reading development, assessment and intervention. By the conclusion of the workshop, you will have had the opportunity to learn and discuss the role and contributions of neuroscience to understanding reading and dyslexia.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This seminar will be applicable for professionals in education, including teachers, administrators, reading specialists, graduate students, college/university faculty training teachers and others with similar interests.
Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD, works at the intersection of education and neuroscience with roles as a scientist (Gabrieli Lab, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT), clinician (Children's Hospital, Boston), instructor/professor (Harvard University; MGH Institute of Health Professions) and practitioner. She has led professional development sessions internationally for a range of audiences and topics related to education neuroscience. Her publications include a co-authored overview of reading research in Mind, Brain, and Education: Neuroscience Implications for the Classroom (2010) and a co-edited series in the Mind, Brain, and Education Journal (2009) titled "Usable knowledge in mind, brain, and education".