Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Decoding Dyslexia: “Learning to Read”

An informative program presented by Nancy Duggan of Decoding Dyslexia of Massachusetts on January 17th @ 6:30 pm at the Bridgewater Public Library.

What does scientific research of dyslexia tell us about all children struggling to read? Reading is a uniquely human adaptation and a relatively new skill for the human race. Few will question the advantages or even the necessity of being literate in our culture. But, why is this adaptation more difficult for some students? What is it about “nature” and genetics? What is it about “environment” and instructional methods? How do biology and experience combine in the best combination to facilitate learning to read? How and when should we recognize dyslexia, and what should we do about it?

Nancy Duggan is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Decoding Dyslexia of Massachusetts. Decoding Dyslexia – MA is a grassroots movement driven by parents, educators and professionals concerned with the limited access to research based interventions for dyslexia. They are inspired by and collaborating with other Decoding Dyslexia groups nationwide. They aim to raise awareness, to empower students with dyslexia and their families, and to inform policy makers on best practices to identify, re mediate, and support students with dyslexia in Massachusetts public schools and institutions of higher learning.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

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