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Why Some Children Struggle to Read: The Neurobiology of Dyslexia and Other Reasons Children Struggle

Date/Time

Oct 24, 2019
07:30 PM until 09:00 PM

Description

The goal of the lecture is to help people understand what dyslexia is and what it is not. Dyslexia is one of the most prevalent disabilities affecting American school children. Between 8% and 10% of American children have dyslexia, and more than 10% of other children are at risk of identification. The question addressed in this lecture is why children have dyslexia. Dr. Kearns will explain how children with this language-based learning disability have brains that process specific tasks differently and how this relates to their performance on reading-related tests. In addition, he will present other possible causes of word reading difficulty that can be confused with dyslexia. He will also address controversies about dyslexia—including why some people do not even like the word. 

Cost

Free

Location

View map The Windward School Westchester Middle School
40 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Windward Teacher Training Institute and The Windward School

Phone

914-949-6968

Contact name

Heather Pray

Contact email

wtti@thewindwardschool.org

Neighborhood:

Harrison,White Plains

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