Robert J. Schwartz Memorial Lecture

The Windward Institute and The Windward School present two free educational lectures open to the public in the spring and fall of each year: the Fall Community Lecture and Robert J. Schwartz Memorial Lecture in the spring. While the lectures are free and open to the public, registration is required.

2021 Robert J. Schwartz Memorial Lecture: "Early Identification of Dyslexia: Research to Practice," presented by Hugh Catts, PhD.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. EDT

This event is FREE and open to the public, RSVP below to receive the link to join.

Early identification of reading difficulties in children is critical for the prevention of reading disabilities and the negative consequences of these conditions. In this presentation, Hugh Catts, PhD, will

  • Explain the importance of early identification and intervention of dyslexia and other related reading disabilities 
  • Identify factors that contribute to reading disabilities
  • Address factors that lead to poor reading comprehension like vocabulary and background knowledge
  • Provide expert insights about choosing the most appropriate and effective screening instruments for early readers
  • Offer practical applications for screening and intervention in educational settings

The annual Robert J. Schwartz Memorial Lecture was established by Ms. Gail Ross in memory of her husband, Mr. Robert J. Schwartz, a compassionate and dedicated former member of the Board of Trustees who passed away in 1997. The lecture in his memory seeks to bring experts in the field of reading and reading disabilities to the School each spring.  

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Past Spring Schwartz Memorial Lectures