Does your child have a language processing disorder?
Strategies to improve reading and math performance
Tuesday, October 16th from 7 - 8:45 pm
Evanston Public Library Downtown Branch
Kelli Shannahan, Center Director, of Lindamood-Bell Deerfield Learning Center will be presenting. Kelli earned her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Illinois State University and a Masters of Education from DePaul University. Kelli worked for Chicago Public Schools for six years as an Elementary Special Education teacher.
This presentation examines three sensory-cognitive functions - concept imagery, phonemic awareness, and symbol imagery - which affect language-processing skills, such as comprehension and reading. Decoding, spelling, or comprehension difficulties may be the result of weaknesses in these underlying sensory-cognitive functions.
Imagery is a critical factor in cognition and language comprehension. Sensory input is what connects us to the language that we hear and the language that we read. Recent research will be presented to illustrate how improvements in imagery can have a lasting effect on spelling, reading, comprehension, and math. Imagery-based instruction is especially successful for children previously diagnosed with dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADHD, CAPD, autism spectrum disorders, and other learning difficulties.
If you'd like to attend, please contact us to register. firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 566-8676.
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