Windward students undergo brain imaging for dyslexia research
This article is by Sophie Grosserode and originally appeared in Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 8:38 a.m. ET Nov. 13, 2019.
Students at The Windward School in White Plains and Harrison are using their brains to advance research on how to improve reading instruction — but not in the way you might think. Twenty-two students in grades 1 to 6 are having their brains imaged by researchers.
The kids are putting on snug-fitting caps, like hairnets, which hold electrodes that capture brain signals. That way, researchers can track changes in students' brain activity while they read. The goal is to show that Windward's methods don't only change a child's test scores. They change a child's brain. Then educators can use the results to fine-tune their instruction. '