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Chapters Chat: Chapters 1-4 Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read,…
October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Passionate education professionals and language enthusiasts are invited to this informal gathering, limited to a maximum of 10 attendees, which will be the first 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 October 28, our chapters chat will focus on Chapters 1-4. Educator attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours for continuing education. CLICK HERE to register.
If you discover this event is “sold out,” please add yourself to the waitlist. Additional chapter chats will be added based on interest.
Exciting News! Author Mark Seidenberg will be speaking at the Schenck School in Atlanta on October 15. Seating is limited. Reserve your seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-presentation-by-dr-mark-seidenberg-tickets-71547976925 Educator attendees can receive a Certificate of Attendance (COA) documenting 1.5 clock hours. If you would like a COA for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will be attending. After the presentation, please come by the IDA-GA table to pick up your certificate.
“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 HERE to reserve your spot.