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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Literacy Development of Deaf Children

Thursday, 29 October 2009
Headshot of Carol Conner
Carol Conner

Many deaf children have serious difficulties learning to read proficiently. Dr. Connor’s presentation will provide information regarding the intricate links between language and literacy skills for both deaf children and children with normal hearing. Additionally, Dr. Connor with discuss how the rich body of reading intervention research for hearing children may apply, with some adaptations, to deaf children.