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Is Your Child Struggling with Reading? Attend FREE Lecture at Winston School

Submitted by on February 1, 2012 – 5:46 pmNo Comment

Is Your Child Struggling with Reading?

The Winston School invites you to join them for a lecture, Overcoming Reading Failure: Looking Forward on the Wings of Research, by Dr. G. Reid Lyon.

The free event is Thursday, Feb. 9th from 7:00 to 9:00 at The Winston School.

This lecture is for parents, educators, grandparents, or anyone else interested in learning how to help our struggling readers.  Dr. Lyon will have a question and answer session following the lecture so please reserve your spot today!

Prior to his academic appointments at SMU and the Center for Brain Health (UTD), Dr. Lyon served as a research psychologist and the Chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch within the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health from 2001 to 2005. He was responsible for the direction, development and management of research programs in developmental and cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, behavioral pediatrics, reading development and disabilities, learning disabilities, early childhood development, and school readiness. In 2006, Dr. Lyon was named one of the ten most influential people in American education during the last decade by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center for his work in ensuring that scientific research occupies a central role in educational practices and policy. As well as his appointments to SMU and UTD, Dr. Lyon currently serves as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Annals of Dyslexia.

Dr. Lyon has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and National Public Radio to discuss issues relevant to education, child development, and educational research and policies.

This event is being sponsored by LearningRx. LearningRx has developed the nation’s most powerful and effective brain training program. Our network of cognitive skills training providers—a team of concerned parents, educators, and business and medical professionals—are devoted to the idea that students simply do not need to be pigeon-holed by labels or held back by learning or reading disabilities.

My son attended LearningRx when he was in the 3rd grade and it made a dramatic difference in his short term memory and processing speed, as well as his ability to focus in class. He is now in 7th grade, in all honors classes and continues to excel at school. What we loved best about LearningRx in Plano was how fun they made the work. It never felt like work to my son! -Dr. Minette Riordan, Publisher, North Texas Kids magazine.

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