On Thursday, October 24, 2019, 500 in-person and 500 live-stream attendees joined the Windward community for the Fall 2019 Community Lecture, "Why Some Children Struggle to Read: The Neurobiology of Dyslexia and Other Reasons Children Struggle,” presented by Devin Kearns, PhD.
The recording of the lecture is now available online below or at www.thewindwardschool.org/lecture.
About the lecture:
Dyslexia is one of the most prevalent disabilities affecting American school children. Between 8% and 10% of American children have dyslexia, and more than 10% of other children are at risk of identification. The question addressed in this lecture is why children have dyslexia. Dr. Kearns will explain how children with this language-based learning disability have brains that process specific tasks differently and how this relates to their performance on reading-related tests. In addition, he will present other possible causes of word reading difficulty that can be confused with dyslexia. He will also address controversies about dyslexia—including why some people do not even like the word. The goal of the lecture is to help people understand what dyslexia is and what it is not.
- Community Lecture
- Devin Kearns, PhD