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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


Hyde Park Day School

Bellick Family Community Education Program

Featuring Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD

 Dr. Hoeft is Professor of Psychological Sciences and Director of

Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) at the University of Connecticut,

and Director of Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience (brainLENS.org) located at the University of Connecticut and the University of California - San Francisco.

The Science of Resilience in Children with Learning Disabilities

Saturday, January 26, 2019

10:00 a.m.

Northeastern Illinois University, Alumni Hall

3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago

Parking Lot F

Informal reception will follow the presentation.

Hoeft is a clinician and neuroscientist with theoretical interests in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying brain mechanisms of learning, reading acquisition and dyslexia. She is also engaged in translational programs focused on the science of resilience, compensation and socio-emotional competency, as well as developing and validating edtech tools.

Dr. Hoeft will speak on socio-emotional and cognitive resilience in children with learning disabilities, as well as how to promote them based on research in the non-LD literature.

Please RSVP here by January 20th

Hyde Park Day School 

6254 S. Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

13860 Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439

1980 Old Willow Road Northfield IL 60093


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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.  

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