It can take up to ten years for research to reach the classroom, let us help you access the experts now!
At AIM, our mission is to stay current with the latest research in the field of language-based learning differences. In light of that, we are proud to present some of the most important thinkers and greatest minds in the field through our Access to the Experts Speaker Series. This annual series of experts in the fields of literacy, clinical neuropsychology, and special education and applied developmental science, embody the AIM mission to bridge the gap between research and practice.
For the 2012 series, we hosted some incredible speakers. Dr. Stephanie Gottwald, research coordinator at the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, presented her RAVE-O professional training seminar. RAVE-O is the first comprehensive research and evidence-based approach to reading fluency in literature.
Dr. William R. Stixrud, a clinical neuropsychologist, presented two important topics at his all-day workshop. Neuropsychological Assessment of Learning Disorders was designed to help educators and other professionals better understand the results obtained from neuropsychological testing of students with learning difficulties. The Neuropsychology of Memory: How the Brain Remembers What it Learns and How to Help Kids Who Can't Remember focused on the various aspects of memory that are most related to school learning, the kinds of memory problems that contribute to difficulty with academic learning, and the strategies and instructional techniques that are most helpful to students with memory deficits.
Dr. Daniel B. Berch, Professor of Special Education and Applied Developmental Science at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, presented Why is Math so Hard for Some Children? In that lecture, Dr. Berch discussed how research is contributing to our knowledge and understanding of the nature and origins of mathematical learning difficulties and disabilities.
Dr. Steve Graham is the Currey-Ingram Professor of Special Education and Literacy at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education. His session, Evidence-Based Practices in Writing - Don't Sweat the Common Core Blues, provided an overview of evidence-based practices in writing for students with and without writing difficulties.
Creating Language Enriched Classroom Environments for Young Children was presented by Dr. Margie Gillis. Dr. Gillis's workshop emphasized the importance of language-rich learning environments.
Founder and Director
Making Math Real Institute
Dr. Louisa Moats
International Dyslexia Association
Moats Consulting, Inc.
Director of MSL Centre, Singapore
Director, OG Centre, Hong Kong
OG/MSL Resource Teacher Trainer,
Hawaii Department of Education
Dr. Kate Cain
Department of Psychology
Lancaster University (UK)
Check back at www.aimpa.org for information on our upcoming speakers.
Dr. William Stixrud
Dr. Daniel Berch
Dr. Steve Graham
Dr. Margie Gillis