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Special Presentation by DR. MARK SEIDENBERG, author of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It

October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Schenck School welcomes special guest Dr. Mark Seidenberg, Vilas Research Professor and Donald O. Hebb Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Seidenberg has conducted research on the nature of skilled reading, how children learn to read, developmental reading impairments, and the brain bases of reading, in English and other languages, for many years. His work with neural network models of reading brought attention to the importance of statistical learning, the development and complementary functions of the major reading circuits, and the role of “neural noise” in dyslexia. Dr. Seidenberg is the author of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It, which provides an overview of advances in reading science and examines the disconnection between this research and educational practice and its impact on literacy outcomes. He is the 2019 recipient of the International Dyslexia Association’s Samuel Torrey Orton Award and will be a featured lecturer at the IDA Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, in November.

You can read more about Dr. Seidenberg and his work in this NPR interview and on his website. The book is available on Amazon and through most booksellers.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.  Please RSVP to reserve your space.

Educator attendees may request a Certificate of Attendance (COA) documenting 1.5 clock hours. If you would like a COA for this event, please email info@idaga.org to let us know you will be attending. After the presentation, please come by the IDA-GA table to pick up your certificate.


October 15, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm