Is Dyslexia a Gift?
Featuring Carolyn D. Cowen, Ed.M.
Wednesday, March 27 | 5:30–8PM
McSwiney Center for Professional Learning at EDCO | Bedford, MA
Is dyslexia a gift? Good question—one that remains a bone of contention within the dyslexia field and community. The answer probably is not a binary yes or no. This presentation begins with an overview of dyslexia and then reviews the Dyslexia-Talent Hypothesis from various perspectives—focusing on the role and implications of the dynamic, developmental gene-brain-environment interplay. As we go, we will incorporate several activities to capture and share your own thinking and experiences related to a possible dyslexia-talent link.
Appropriate for Parents and Educators of all Grades, Including Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Intervention (T2) Educators, and Paraeducators
Carolyn D. Cowen, Ed.M., is an educator and entrepreneur known for founding, developing, and managing innovative programs that improve the teaching-learning landscape for people with learning differences. In her 40-year career in education, Carolyn has worn many hats, including teacher, reading therapist, speaker, author, editor, consultant, professional development planner, executive director, think-tank convener, fundraiser, funder, and research coordinator. She earned her master’s degree in reading education and learning disabilities from Harvard University. Carolyn received the Alice H. Garside Award from the New England Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and currently serves as Digital Media Strategist/Content Editor for IDA’s Examiner and on IDA’s Board of Directors as Executive Editor-in-Chief of editorial boards.
2.5 Contact Hours | FREE