Identification of Dyslexia

The ongoing debate within the dyslexia community about identification of this learning difference and responses to intervention will be explored in greater detail during Professor John Gabrieli’s talk at the BDA International Conference.

We are very proud to present Professor Gabrieli as one of our eminent keynote speaker’s; his work is internationally celebrated!  He is Grover Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Professor Gabriele has dual appointments in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and in the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science at MIT.  He is Director of the Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Director of MIT’s new program in learning sciences, the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative.  He also has appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

The conference session entitled Cognitive Neuroscience of Dyslexia: From Biology to Remediation  will therefore explore and review recent research about basic differences in brain function related to rapid perceptual plasticity and consistency in response to perceptual inputs. Then, will summarize evidence that relates brain function and structure to practical concerns, such as the role of IQ in diagnosis, variation in prognosis, variability in response to targeted intervention, and early identification that might promote early intervention.

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