This course is offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week
Various developmental disorders, such as developmental dyslexia, are diagnosed in early childhood, but divergent trajectories of brain development may already be present in preschool or even at birth. This course will be an introduction to the developmental cognitive neuroscience of reading. It will cover the development of the typical and atypical reading brain and its plasticity following successful intervention strategies. Additionally, it will introduce the idea of early screening for reading disabilities in young children and explore the ‘why,’ ‘whom,’ ‘when,’ and ‘how’ of current screening strategies and their implications for educational settings and policy. This will be linked to current legislation in New England and nationwide. This course will further introduce brain plasticity and teach tools necessary to critically evaluate programs that are so called ‘brain-based’ or claim to improve your brain functions. It will conclude by discussing implications for general education, educational policy, and the development of interventions for children with language-based learning disabilities.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.
This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Basic Communication Processes area).
0.5 ASHA CEUs (optional)
|July 8, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm
Over 99% of Summer Institute participants believe that their instructors were knowledgeable and used current research.
Over 92% of Summer Institute participants believe that their seminars contributed to their professional growth.
Nadine Gaab is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital /Harvard Medical School and a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her current research focuses on auditory and language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills. The Gaablab is currently working on various topics with a main focus on early identification of developmental dyslexia in the pre-reading and infant brain. The Gaablab employs cross-sectional and longitudinal study designs and works closely with over 20 private and public schools within the Greater New England area.
Financial: Dr Gaab receives an honorarium from Landmark School as an invited speaker. She also receives a salary from the following institutions that may be referenced during her presentation: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), and the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation. Additionally, Dr. Gaab’s work is funded by grants from NICHD and the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation.
Nonfinancial: Dr. Gaab is a board member at the Landmark School, a member and president of the New England Research of Dyslexia Society (NERDY), and a member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).