20 СЕНТЯБРЯ 2019. 16.45
SEPTEMBER 20th, 2019. 4.45 p.m.
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, New Campus, E-B4-3005


Lecture by Prof. Twila Tardif
The importane of spoken language development: Behavioral and Brain Imaging Studies of Children's Reading Development
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This talk will present data from over 20 years of research on English-, Spanish-, and Mandarin- speaking children's early language and reading development.

It will focus on features that spoken languages and their variations contribute to the processes and brain mechanisms of reading.

It will include research on early brain development and the effects of iron deficiency on infants and their mothers, and examine ways to optimize the transition to reading for preschool- and elementary-aged children, and the effects of reading interventions on the brain.

In so doing, the speaker will discuss basic pathways and their cascading contribution to higher level processes such as phonological awareness and word recognition.

Both behavioral and neuroimaging data on children's and adults' brain areas underlying reading will be presented. Finally, the talk will examine the effects of electronic media on language and reading development, including effects of reading social media and internet-based news on teenagers' reading comprehension.

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About Speaker
Twila Tardif
Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan.

She received her PhD from Yale University, and was a Fellow in the University of Michigan Society of Fellows , Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Visiting Scholar at Nanyang Technological University and Tokyo Women's Christian University. For the past four years, she has also served as Senior Curriculum Advisor to ABCmouse, with development of a web-based set of animations for English language learners.

Her primary research interests explore relationships between language, culture, and cognition with a focus on early language learning and predictors of reading in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. Her work includes naturalistic, experimental, and brain-imaging studies of word learning in children and adults.

She has led large, international research teams in the norming of vocabulary and syntax instruments and has examined language and reading development in Chinese- and Spanish-English bilinguals.

She is currently examining the effects of online materials on reading comprehension and for teaching language.
16:45 - 18:15
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