Speech Perception in Dyslexia: Why is it Different?
Although dyslexia is defined as a reading disorder, many people with dyslexia exhibit subtle difficulties in speech perception. My research explores the basis of these difficulties. In this talk, I describe some of my recent findings and review their implications.
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
At our Needham Center (220 Reservoir St, Suite 6)
Presenter: Professor Iris Berent, Director of the Phonology and Reading Lab at Northeastern University
Iris Berent is the director of the Phonology and Reading Lab at Northeastern University. Her research examines the nature of phonological competence, its origins, and its interaction with reading ability. She addresses these questions using a broad interdisciplinary perspective, combining numerous populations (typical hearing people—adults and infants, deaf individuals, and people with dyslexia) and methods (behavioral and brain responses). She is the author of The Phonological Mind, and an associate editor of PLOS One and Language & Speech.
Dr. Berent will be discussing her current fMRI study and how one can participate in her research.
Please RSVP for this free event by phone (781.444.5193) or email ([email protected]). Let us know if you have particular questions that you’d like addressed. Hope to see you there!
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Coffee and Dessert provided.