PEN Distinguished Lecture Series

The PEN Distinguished Lecture Series in Educational Neuroscience was created in association with the Foundations Proseminar course for graduate students in the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program. Since its inception, the series has grown!

The lecture series focuses on the intersection of the Science of Learning (learning across the lifespan) and Educational Neuroscience (learning across early life). Scientists and researchers who are pioneers in the fields of Cognitive-Educational Neuroscience, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and Child Development come to Gallaudet University's campus to talk about their research.

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All lectures are open to the public and are video recorded for online distribution.

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Tracking the Development of Language and Discourse Skills of ASL-competent Children

Thursday, 25 March 2010
Headshot of Lon Kuntze
Lon Kuntze

Dr. Kuntze will share the findings of his five-year longitudinal study on language and the discourse skills of ASLcompetent children. This study is driven by the hypothesis that future success with reading is based on children’s experience with a language that replicates some of the demands of literacy, even though they may be two different languages.