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Canceled – April 27 Marietta, GA Chapters Chat: Final Reflections (In-Person) on Language at the Speed of Sight by M. Seidenberg
April 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Update on 3/27/2020: We need to cancel the in-person outreach event. We WILL reschedule! Stay safe and healthy!
Passionate education professionals and language enthusiasts are invited to this informal gathering, limited to a maximum of 10 attendees, which will be the last in a series of book discussions on Mark Seidenberg’s book, Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It. On April 27, attendees will share the final reflections on the book. Educator attendees can request a Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours for continuing education.
If you cannot attend our in-person chats, feel free to request to join the Facebook Group where members can post thoughts and insights. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
“Dr. Mark Seidenberg is Vilas Research Professor and Donald O. Hebb Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a cognitive scientist/neuroscientist/psycholinguist who has studied language, reading, and dyslexia for more than 30 years.
In addition to publishing more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, Dr. Seidenberg is the author of the 2017 book, Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It.
Dr. Seidenberg’s research explores basic questions about the nature of language and how it is acquired, used, and represented in the brain. One part concerns reading, how reading skill is acquired by children, and the causes of dyslexia. The second part concerns spoken language, particularly how it is acquired and the mechanisms underlying comprehension. He also studies the persistently low reading achievement of minority children, many of whom are from low-income backgrounds.”
— From Reading Rockets https://www.readingrockets.org/teaching/experts/mark-seidenberg
Outreach events such as this provide opportunities for individuals to connect in person with parents, educators, and others interested in learning and engaging in discussions about dyslexia and related topics.
This Outreach Event is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 10 individuals. Please register to reserve your spot.