Early Literacy Experiences, The Brain, And Child Development

by Josiah Brown | Nov 24, 2015 4:27 am

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On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Psychology Department and its Journal of Student Psychological Research held a Forum on Early Literacy Experiences, the Brain, and Child Development.  Held at the Adanti Student Center at SCSU with support also from the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, the event featured a panel of the following speakers:

  *Perri Klass, M.D., national medical director of Reach Out and Read; columnist, New York Times

  *Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., commissioner of early childhood, State of Connecticut (1)

  *Julia Irwin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, SCSU; senior scientist, Haskins Laboratories

  *Laura Raynolds, Ph.D., associate professor of special education and reading, SCSU; research affiliate, Haskins Laboratories (moderator).

Cheryl Durwin, Ph.D., professor of psychology at SCSU and a Literacy Coalition board member, was the event’s primary organizer.  Christine Garber, Connecticut director of Reach Out and Read, was also instrumental.  The audience included numerous early childhood teachers as well as various other educators, researchers, nonprofit staffers, and volunteers –  not to mention parents.

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A Crucible At Co-Op High

by Allan Appel | Nov 19, 2015 12:19 pm

Allan Appel Photo‘Why were there pictures of police brutality between the acts?”

“People are afraid to talk when they feel they’re alone.”

“The women don’t get any kind of attention; that’s why they’re flipping out.”

And “I love John Proctor.”

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