EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE TALK
The following videos are taken from Dr. Conway's "Improving Success for Students with Dyslexia" presentation, which was given at Eastern Florida State College on October 15th, 2014.
Part IDr. Conway discusses the three key principles of neuroplasticity - the brain's capacity to learn. These are critical to the success of rewiring the brain and addressing learning difficulties.
Part IIDr. Conway discusses stroke rehabilitation and how the principles of neuroplasticity still apply. The brain has an amazing capacity to learn and is designed to make new connections.
Part IIIDr. Conway discusses the sensory systems required in the production of speech. Dr. Conway explores the multisensory method that we indirectly use to teach our children, as early as infancy. Dr. Conway explores the research on language acquisition, which is the foundation to NOW! Programs.
Part IVDr. Conway discusses some of the root causes of dyslexia, and some of the typical warning signs that an adult or child may have a learning disability.
Part VDr. Conway discusses Developmental Building Blocks for Literacy. He explores the foundational development followed by NOW! Programs and the natural byproducts of developing phonemic awareness (ability to recognize sounds) versus compensatory strategies other programs use to help other students try to keep up with their peers. He further discusses the impact of learning difficulties on reading practice students get versus their peers.
Part VITwo systems responsible for comprehension. He discusses how deep imprinting of information (efficient comprehension) comes more from imagery than from rote memorization. There is a substantial difference between active imagery (self-generated) versus passive imagery (that which is provided).
Part VIIDr. Conway talks about concepts such as Dual Coding Theory, which involves words to help imprint information and then use these movies to effectively communicate back ideas using words - both spoken and written.
Part VIIIDr. Conway discusses the brain activity and patterns typically seen in strong readers versus those with reading difficulties. He also discusses whether we can improve the efficiency of those who are struggling, why they are struggling and how we can tell.
Part IXDr. Conway provides hard data on the prevalence of reading problems in our society. Dr. Conway explains what dyslexia really is, and what dyslexia is NOT and explores anecdotal information regarding dyslexia.
Part XDr. Conway discusses the progression of one of the many students who have benefited from NOW! Programs. This student made substantial gains and was able to return to school, graduate with a standard diploma at the high school level. He then went on to graduate from college after originally being documented as severely behind his same-age peers.
18th International Symposium of the Sensory Processing Foundation 2015 "Strategies, Science & Success"
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2015 ProLiteracy on Adult Literacy, North Charleston, SC
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