MCH lecture on reading and learning

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 19:30
Neurobiological Studies of Reading Development and Reading Disability: Understanding reading disabilities and treatments
Event category 
General public
Dr. Kenneth Pugh

The MCH’s literacy program Lire/Imagine/Read is gearing up for the 7th annual Family Literacy Day with a free, public lecture by cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Kenneth Pugh. All families, teachers, and staff members are welcome.

WHERE:         The Montreal Children’s Hospital

Forbes-Cushing Amphitheatre, Room D-182

2300 Tupper Street, corner Atwater

For more information, please contact Jan Lariviere at 514-412-4400, ext. 23640 or Caroline Erdos, ext. 23374.

MEET OUR SPEAKER: Dr. Kenneth Pugh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. He is also the President, Director of Research, and Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Director of the Yale Reading Center. He is a cognitive neuroscientist and experimental psychologist best known for his work on the neural, behavioural and cognitive underpinnings of reading and other cognitive activities. He will discuss the treatment of children with reading disabilities (RD), as well as the key relations between genetics, neurofunction and cognition in young children at risk for RD.


*The presentation will be held in English with a bilingual Q&A period.