The development of reading skills is one of the essential goals of early education, yet reading difficulties present potentially serious, often lifelong challenges for at-risk students, especially thos with dyslexia. The symposium, intended for parents, educators, administrators, clinicians, and legislators, brings together three internationally recognized experts.
Dr. Fumiko Hoeft and Dr. Nadine Gaab will share new research on the neurobiological markers for dyslexia and the optimal early screening and diagnostic protocols tha can help educators and parents identify children with dyslexia as soon as possible. Dr. Hoeft will also describe the role of resilience and compensation in mitigating the effects of dyslexia.
Sandra Dillon will address specific intervention methods that can dramatically improve outcomes for those with moderate to severe dyslexia.
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Honoring Maryland's Own, Dr. Martha Bridge Denckla
Dr. Martha Denckla, Professor Emeritus and Research Scientist, Institute -- Director, Developmental Cognitive Neurology Clinic at Kennedy Krieger, will be honored during the Symposium for her groundbreaking contributions to the field of dyslexia research and diagnosis.