The Brain's Role in Dyslexia: A True Story with a Happy Ending

Victoria Molfese, Ph.D.Chancellor's Professor, Department of Child, Youth & Family Studies

Dennis Molfese, Ph.D.Director, Center for Brain, Biology & Behavior

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Two internationally recognized faculty affiliates of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools clarified popular misconceptions about dyslexia during an April 2 Creating Connections Speaker Series presentation.

Drs. Dennis and Victoria Molfese, Chancellor's Professors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presented "The Brain's Role in Dyslexia: A True Story with a Happy Ending" from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Nebraska Union's Regency A Suite.

The researchers discussed their latest findings on how the brain impacts students' reading proficiency and disability, dispelling numerous myths that have arisen in recent years. They also addressed how the brain changes in response to effective intervention approaches.