Different Brains, Different Learners: Weaknesses in Reading May Be Tied to Nonverbal Learning Strengths
Jeffrey W. Gilger, PhD is a Professor of Psychology, holds the Carlston Cunningham Chair in Cognitive Development and is the Director, UC Merced Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development. In this talk Dr. Gilger will explain a model of neurological variation that leads to natural variation in cognitive profiles. Past data on the subject of a link between dyslexia and spatial skills will be summarized, and a "sensitive period" model of how/why children with dyslexia may have a strength in learning nonverbal skills at certain ages will be presented. He will also touch upon genetics (as they are relevant to how the brain develops) and present some preliminary data from the ongoing UCMerced study at Chartwell. Click HERE to RSVP.