UBC Health Information Series Presents Dr. Linda Siegel, Professor at the UBC Faculty of Education
“Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities”
February 20, 2014 – 4.00PM to 5.30PM at the Performance Hall, Richmond Cultural Centre
Presented by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library, the Health Information Series is an ongoing public lecture series that take place in the Lower Mainland community. Dr. Linda Siegel’s latest research in Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities addresses how our educational system has
failed to identify many children with learning disabilities and calls for the adoption of straightforward diagnostic techniques so that treatment options can be implemented at a young age. Many children who struggle with learning become discouraged in the classroom and isolated from their peers. Many adults whose learning disabilities were not recognized in school suffer from deep feelings of inadequacy that often prevent them from developing close relationships, finding rewarding employment, or living happily.
In this talk, Linda Siegel challenges the use of complex and time-consuming testing that is currently used to diagnose learning disabilities. In their place, she outlines simple and pragmatic techniques for testing for disabilities in reading, mathematics, spelling, and writing. Dr. Siegel gives first-hand accounts of people living with learning disabilities, case studies from literature, and profiles of highly accomplished individuals who have achieved success despite their learning disabilities. Their stories encourage people with learning challenges and those who support them to recognize and nurture each person’s special talents. Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities implores families, teachers, and other educational professionals to provide resources and services for all those struggling with learning so that no more lives are compromised.
Speaker Bio: Linda Siegel is the Dorothy Lam Chair in Special Education at the University of British Columbia. Linda Siegel is an eminent psychologist and educator and is an internationally respected authority on reading and learning disabilities.
Performance Hall, Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 )
A collaboration between UBC Woodward Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Health Information Series is a series of public talks that engages the community in promoting better personal health management and a variety of health topics based on the expertise and research that happens at the University of British Columbia’s diverse medical and health sciences program. Through an innovative mix of using technology to broadcast important health topics, the Learning Centre offers not only a bridge for UBC faculty and the communities of BC, from the Lower Mainland to rural and remote areas, to create a dialogue around timely topics on the health care needs of British Columbians, but also an opportunity for the transfer and exchange of knowledge, experience and history with these local BC communities.
Friday April 25, 2014 - 7.00-8.00PM at the Bob Prittie Branch of the Burnaby Public Library (6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC V5H 4N5)
UBC Health Information Series Presents Dr. Linda Siegel on Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities
Sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library
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