Is Your Child Struggling with Reading and Language?

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Dr. Paula Tallal, Amy E. Lansing, Ph.D., Anthony Cody

A strong reading and language foundation is critical to the education and future prospects of young people. Our guests point out that though early education stresses basic literacy skills, middle and secondary schools are ill prepared to support teens who have reading and language problems. This segment explores new solutions.

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Dr. Paula Tallal is Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience and Co-Director of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. Amy E. Lansing, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego in the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She is the director of Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Studies in Aggression, Coping, Trauma and Stress. Anthony Cody worked in the high-poverty schools in Oakland for 24 years, was one of the first National Board-certified teachers in his district, and writes the popular Education Week blog, “Living in Dialogue.”
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