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Lecture Series | The Science of Reading: How Instruction Re-Wires the Brain
It is common knowledge that evidence-based reading instruction “rewires” the brain, but there has long been a disconnect between neuroscience research and professional practice. Most parents and professionals are curious about how instruction changes the brain. Teachers, tutors and parents alike want to understand the logic behind “best practice.” Dr. Rebecca Resnik will break down how instruction triggers the brain to construct the “information superhighways” that are critical for literacy. Dr. Resnik shares exciting discoveries from the neuroscience of reading. She ties these discoveries to key “take-away concepts” that professionals and parents can use to guide instructional decision making and recognize the “red flags” of reading disability. The presentation will cover what’s happening in the brain during typical reading development versus what differences lead to learning difficulties. The goal of this presentation is to empower practitioners and parents to become changemakers --armed with knowledge about why things work (or don’t!).

Nov 17, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Rebecca Resnik
Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Rebecca Resnik is a Licensed Psychologist in private group practice with two offices in North Bethesda, Maryland. She trained in Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology and conducts evidence-informed neuropsychological assessments to diagnose learning disabilities, ADHD, autism and developmental delays. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Resnik earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities. Dr. Resnik is author of A Family’s First Guide to ADHD (2016). She has served on the board of the Maryland Psychological Association for seven years and was recognized for excellence in service by the organization in 2017. Her research interests include use of computational methods to detect/diagnose psychological disorders and suicide risk. Dr. Resnik is a regular speaker at both local and national events and enjoys conducting continuing education for professionals.