Internationally Recognized Reading Specialist and Neuroscientist to Speak at LSC-North Harris

Published on: February 16, 2009

Dr. Janet Zadina, cognitive neuroscientist and reading specialist will be speaking at Lone Star College-North Harris on March 18 and 19. Dr. Zadina will be presenting four sessions-all of which are open to the public-and will be of particular interest to area teachers, counselors, or any professionals interested in finding out more about brain research and education. All of the sessions are free.
Dr. Zadina received her doctorate in the College of Education at the University of New Orleans, conducting her award-winning dissertation research on the neuroanatomy of dyslexia through collaboration with Tulane University School of Medicine.  She continued her postdoctoral education with a Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine where she researched neuroanatomical risk factors for developmental language disorders through MRI brain scans. She is currently engaged in neuroscience research as an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane and in Psychology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Zadina is author of "Six Weeks to a Brain-Compatible Classroom," a workbook for educators (available in multiple languages) and co-author of "Writing Now," a college developmental composition textbook.  She is the founder of Brain Research and Instruction and has presented keynotes and workshops internationally on brain research and instruction. Sessions will be:

Wednesday, March 18:

9:30 to 11 a.m. "Anxiety and the Brain: Overcoming Hidden Stress Triggers," Continuing Education Building, room CE-101.

1 to 4 p.m. "Using Brain Research to Enhance and Energize Instruction," Continuing Education Building, room CE-101.

6:30 to 8 p.m.  "Anxiety and the Brain: Overcoming Hidden Stress Triggers," Fine Arts Building, Performing Arts Theatre

Thursday, March 19: 

10 to 11 a.m.     "Is It All In Their Head? How Brain Research Informs Our Understanding of Learning Differences," Continuing Education Building, room CE-101.

 For more information, contact Professor Ursula Sohns at 281.618.5726.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.