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Chapters Chat: Chpt. 8-9 from Language at the Speed of Sight by M. Seidenberg
January 27, 2020 @ 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 third 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 January 27, our chapters chat will focus on Chapters 8-9. Educator attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours for continuing education.
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If you cannot attend in person, you may want to join our informal discussion online. In the Chapters Chat Facebook group, you can post comments and insights as you read the chapters. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more 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