Cerebrodiversity in the Classroom: Lessons from Neuroscience
This lecture focuses on the implications of neuroscience research for teaching and learning, with an emphasis on dyslexia and other diverse learning styles. The brain of a person with dyslexia is different from the brain of someone without dyslexia. Dyslexic brains are uniquely organized and function differently. This alternative brain design reflects cerebrodiversity—a term that refers to human neural heterogeneity and the resulting profiles of cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Implications for classrooms and schools are emphasized.
Presenters: Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D. and Deardra Ledet-Rosenberg, M.A., LDT/C
Fee: $4,000, plus travel
Length of talk: Gordon Sherman will speak for 1.5 hours. Deardra Ledet-Rosenberg’s presentation is for educators and will last for 3.5 hours.
Requirements: LCD Projector compatible with a MAC and a large screen.