The Brock and wider community are invited to learn more about the latest advances in supporting children with reading disabilities at a free public webinar next week.
“Early Reading Development: Advances in Early Assessment, Instruction, and Building Motivation for Children with Reading Disability” will take place Monday, Feb. 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. as part of the Lifespan Development Research Institute’s Speaker Series.
The presentation will share some of the most recent research into three key topics:
- What parents and educators should know about early assessment and interventions;
- The role of genetic testing in detecting reading disabilities; and
- How to help motivate children who are experiencing reading challenges.
The talk will be delivered by two speakers from the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Professor Jan Frijters and PhD candidate Emily Guertin.
Frijters is also the Director of the Motivation, Instruction, and Reading Lab at Brock, which collaborates on several domestic and international research projects in the area of reading instruction.
All are welcome to attend this session, but advance registration is required on the Institute for Lifespan Development Research website.