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The LEARN Lab at Northwestern University

You and your child are invited to

participate in a research study

about reading!!

The LEARN Lab (http://learnlab.northwestern.edu ) is conducting a
research study on understanding the brain basis of letter-sound
integration and its relation to reading skills in children.

Is your child:

        Between 7 and 11 years old

         Speaking English as their primary language at home (and exposed to English before age 1)

How To Participate:

        You and your child would come to Northwestern University in Evanston for about 2 hours of reading assessment activities.

        Your child may also be invited for an EEG brainwave measure (about 1.5 hours) after completing the reading assessment.

EEG is a child-friendly and non-invasive way of measuring the brain. EEG is safe and

uses no radiation. We will record the EEG brainwaves while your child listens to speech sounds, reads some letters, or watches a movie.

        These visits can be scheduled at your convenience, on weekdays, weekends, or holidays.

        You and your child will be compensated with a $25 gift card per visit for your participation.

Contact Information

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact:

LEARNlab@northwestern.edu or 847-868-2255

We look forward to working with you!

Dr. Elizabeth Norton and the LEARN Lab team at Northwestern University

This study was reviewed by the Northwestern University IRB #STU00205493

Title: The brain basis of letter-sound integration and its relation to reading skills in children

Development of Executive Functions and Educational

Skills in Young Adults with Complex Profiles

with Jordi Kleiner, PhD, BCET

May 7, 2019 @ 5pm – 7pm at Yellowbrick
1560 Sherman Ave. (The Rotary International Building), Suite 400
Evanston, Illinois

2 CEU Credits are available through Yellowbrick Foundation at no charge.

Young adults with complex psychological, information processing, and emotional needs often struggle in their development of prefrontal cortical (“executive functioning”) skills. This seminar presentation will lay out tenets of successful intervention that help clients build specific goal-driven behaviors in both educational and occupational domains. The presentation will frame clients’ cognitive gains in terms of dynamic systems theory and models of neuropsychological individual difference. Dr. Kleiner will explain how empathic and didactic elements are interleaved within an individualized therapeutic approach to help complex learners develop their academic skills and executive functions.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify common vulnerabilities and obstacles that interfere in the development of young adults’ executive functioning skills.
  • Participants will be able to explain the commonalities and differences between psychotherapeutic and educational approaches to executive functioning deficits.
  • Participants will be able to describe specific techniques that help young adults develop prefrontal cortical skills of planning, prioritizing, organizing, monitoring, managing time and materials, and problem-solving.

Dr. Jordi Kleiner is the director of the North Shore Learning Clinic with locations in Glencoe and Skokie, Illinois. He and his team conduct psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations as well as provide individualized educational therapy to those struggling with learning, language, and attention disorders. Dr. Kleiner received his BA in Psychology and Education from Swarthmore College and his MA and PhD in Learning Disabilities and Language & Cognition from Northwestern University. He is a board certified educational therapist and licensed educational diagnostician. Dr. Kleiner has presented at numerous national conferences on the intersection of diagnosis and intervention in the learning lives of children and adults.
Hope to see you May 7, 2019 @ 5pm.

The Colleagues & Conversation Series @ Yellowbrick seeks to bring professionals together in an informal atmosphere to promote socializing, networking and discussions for interactive learning. Please contact Brian Wood, Administrative Assistant at 847 869-1500 ext 221 if you have suggestions for presentations of interest.

Appetizers and beverages will be served.
CEU credits available at no charge.
Parking is available in One Rotary Center; enter on Grove.
Seating is limited.

Please RSVP at 847 869-1500 ext 221 or email Brian Wood.

For more information about our services please visit www.yellowbrickprogram.com

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