Upcoming Speaker Series
May 20, 2015
Featuring: Dr. Cathy Barr
Genetics of Reading Disabilities: Research Update
Dyslexia has long been known to run in families and twin studies indicate that dyslexia has a substantial genetic component. Environmental factors such as print exposure and explicit reading instruction are also indicated and they interact with genetic risk in families. Genetic studies have found evidence for as many as 10 genes contributing to dyslexia. Dr. Barr’s lab has been involved in identification of these genes and determining how they function differently in people with reading difficulties. This talk will review the research on genetics and reading to date and highlight some of Dr. Barr’s work.
The event is FREE but registration is required.
Speaker Series details can be found here
April 17, 2015
Speaker Series: Dr. Peter Bowers
Structured Word Inquiry: Research Review
Event is free but registration is required due to limited space.
April 18, 2015
Full Day Training in Word Structured Inquiry
In his full day workshop, Dr. Bowers will demonstrate classroom and tutoring activities for children from early literacy to adults of all abilities as a way to introduce educators to the meaning-based order of English spelling.
Professional Student Fee (Teacher, SLP, Psych): $20
Non-Member Fee: $50.00