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"Reading, Language, and the Brain: Understanding the Development of Literacy"

Date:
Friday, October 28, 2011, 9am-5pm
Location:
Main Auditorium, 300 George Street, New Haven, CT

This day-long seminar focused on understanding recent advances in the development of literacy, and its failure in developmental dyslexia, with emphasis on the brain. Discussions emphasized the translation of scientific findings into application in the school and home.

Speakers include:

Dr. Kenneth Pugh (Haskins Laboratories)
Dr. Lydia Soifer (The Soifer Center)
Dr. Nadine Gaab (Harvard/MGH)
Dr. Laurie Cutting (Vanderbilt University)
Dr. Dennis Molfese (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Preliminary Agenda

8:30-9:00

Coffee: Introductory Remarks

9:00-10:00
Dr. Kenneth Pugh, President and Director of Research, Haskins Laboratories "Advances in Understanding How the Brain Reads"
10:00-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-11:30
Dr. Nadine Gaab, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
"The Typical and Atypical Reading Brain: Developmental Evidence from Infants, Preschoolers and School-age children"
11:30-12:00
Interim Roundtable Discussion; Q&A
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:00-2:00
Dr. Dennis Molfese, Chancellor's Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Interventions in the First Years of Life to Mitigate Later Emerging Language Impairment"
2:00-3:00
Dr. Laurie Cutting, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
"Brain Mechanisms for Reading Comprehension: Implications for Learning"
3:00-3:30
Coffee Break
3:30-4:30
Dr. Lydia Soifer, Director, The Soifer Center, White Plains, NY, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
"Reading Disability: From Theory to Practice"
4:30-5:00
Final Roundtable Discussion and Q&A; Closing Remarks


Continuing Education Credit for this seminar is available through Haskins Laboratories.
Cost is $150 for the day; add $25 for CEC.

Download the Conference Announcement

For more information please contact Einar Mencl, Co-Director, Haskins Training Institute:
Einar@haskins.yale.edu
Telephone: 203.865.6163, x274