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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

S18 - From Laboratory to Classroom: Lessons Learned in a Partnership Between a Medical Research Center and a School for Children Who Learn Differently

Nov 11, 2017 1:15pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 2:15pm

Standard: $20.00


Dr. Robert Hendren and Karen Kruger explore how a medical research center and an L.D. school can form a mutually beneficial partnership. They describe key elements for a successful collaboration, discuss the necessary steps to begin the process, and demonstrate how to maintain the partnership. This discussion includes a description of the research at the UCSF Dyslexia Center and how the center, in partnership with the school, is using brain imaging, genetics, and cognitive neuroscience to identify individual student strengths and weaknesses with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning.

Learning Outcome:

  • RESEARCH: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.

Disclosure: Robert L. Hendren and Karen Kruger have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Robert L. Hendren, D.O., Co-Director, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Science, UCSF Dyslexia Center
  • Karen Kruger, M.S., Director of Teaching and Learning, Charles Armstrong School

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