Neuroscience is providing insights into the brain-based mechanisms that serve skills critical to educational domains such as reading. Dr. Eden will review the recent advances in brain imaging studies of reading, of dyslexia, the neural basis of successful tutoring of students with dyslexia as well as the potential role of brain measures in determining the success of reading outcome.
The presentation will also extend to other skills that are important for academic success, such as math, and will describe how partnerships between neuroscience and education can serve to advance our understanding of learning differences.
Presenter: Guinevere Eden, D. Phil., is a professor of pediatrics at and director of the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University, and past president of the International Dyslexia Association.
Location: The Siena School, 1300 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20901
Cost: free (childcare will be provided at no cost)