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Brehm School to host Harvard Medical School/Dyslexia Foundation Conference
On Friday, October 12, 2012, Brehm Preparatory School, one of the nation’s leading schools for children with learning disabilities, will host the 2012 Harvard Medical School/Dyslexia Foundation Conference.
The videoconference will take place from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Brehm Preparatory School Student Activities Center. It is geared towards teachers, professionals, administrators, parents, and others who want to hear the latest information on practical application and scientific foundations on literacy, reading and dyslexia. This conference is eligible for ASHA (American Speech-Language-
The Dyslexia Foundation is sponsoring this yearly event. The title of this year’s conference is “Executive Function – Making Connections in Children for Children.” Topics covered will include:
· The latest advances in brain research that helps us understand Executive Function in children to help explain differences with oral language and reading
· The latest research in identifying Executive Function in public school children
· How the face of Executive Function changes as children advance through school
· Common sense strategies and interventions for the school environment
Speakers at the conference include Dr. Ken Pugh of Haskins Laboratory at Yale University, Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy the head of school at The Summit School, Dr. Christopher Kaufman, and Dr. Fred Morrison of Harvard University.
The conference will take place at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Harvard Medical School, however Brehm Preparatory School will be the only satellite location in the Midwest that will be hosting live feeds directly from this Harvard event.
The fee to attend the teleconference is $20, which includes lunch, or $15 without lunch. There is an additional fee of $25 for those who wish to receive ASHA CEUS and/or ISBE CPDUs.
To register for the teleconference, contact Dalus Kulich, Coordinator of Communications at Brehm, at (618) 457-0371, ext. 1309, or dalus.kulich@
The Dyslexia Foundation’s mission is to promote scientific breakthroughs in the early detection, prevention and remediation of dyslexia and related reading difficulties;
Brehm Preparatory School is a 501 (C) (3) located in Carbondale, Ill. with a mission to empower students with complex learning disabilities to recognize and achieve their full potential.