The Science of Reading: How Instruction Re-Wires the Brain

Virtual Lab Lecture Series on November 17, 2021 With Dr. Rebecca Resnik, Licensed Psychologist and Founder, Rebecca Resnik and Associates LLC It is common knowledge that evidence-based reading instruction “rewires” the brain, but there has long been a disconnect between…

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Virtual Lab Lecture Series on November 17, 2021
With Dr. Rebecca Resnik, Licensed Psychologist and Founder, Rebecca Resnik and Associates LLC

It is common knowledge that evidence-based reading instruction “rewires” the brain, but there has long been a disconnect between neuroscience research and professional practice. Most parents and professionals are curious about how instruction changes the brain. Teachers, tutors and parents alike want to understand the logic behind “best practice.” Dr. Rebecca Resnik will break down how instruction triggers the brain to construct the “information superhighways” that are critical for literacy. Dr. Resnik shares exciting discoveries from the neuroscience of reading. She ties these discoveries to key “take-away concepts” that professionals and parents can use to guide instructional decision making and recognize the “red flags” of reading disability. The presentation will cover what’s happening in the brain during typical reading development versus what differences lead to learning difficulties. The goal of this presentation is to empower practitioners and parents to become changemakers –armed with knowledge about why things work (or don’t!).

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