Athena Academy Presents: Dr. John Gabrieli – Neuroscience of Dyslexia

October 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Athena Academy
525 San Antonio Ave
Many, LA 71449


Over the past decade, neuroimaging studies have revealed differences in brain structure and function between individuals who do or do not have difficulty in reading, and also structural and functional plasticity associated with effective intervention programs.  Now, a key question is whether such neuroscience knowledge can be used to help individuals with dyslexia.  Dr. John Gabrieli will discuss research directions that may address this question, including the use of brain measures to predict the trajectory of reading difficulty, to support appropriate diagnostic criteria, and to identify children at risk for reading failure prior to reading instruction.

John Gabrieli, Ph.D. is a researcher and professor at MIT with faculty appointments in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Prior to joining MIT, he spent 14 years at Stanford University in the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences Program. He received a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1987 and B.A. in English from Yale University in 1978.