Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., MPH Spoke on Dyslexia Research 

Dr. Peggy McCardleDr. Peggy McCardle presented a lecture on Dyslexia as a Cross-Cutting Research Area as part of the UM Institute of Human Adjustment's 2011 Invited Lecture Series.

This lecture took place on May 19, 2011, 3:30pm - 5:00pm, in the Rackham Building West Conference room on the campus of the University of Michigan.

A Public Reception followed at the Kelsey Museum, 434 South State Street.

Presenter:  Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., MPH,  is Chief, Child Development & Behavior Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health. She has been a classroom teacher and has served as faculty at various universities and as a speech-language pathologist in hospitals and medical centers. Dr. McCardle holds a doctorate in linguistics and a masters in public health. At the NICHD, in addition to her oversight of the Branch, she directs the research program on Language, Bilingual and Biliteracy and developed the branch programs in Adolescent and Adult literacy. She is lead or co-editor of several volumes, including The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research (2004); Childhood Bilingualism (2006), Infant Pathways to Language  (2008), and How Children Learn to Read (2009), and two 2010 books on Human-Animal Interaction and it’s impact on child health and development. She is also lead author of Reading Research in Action: A Teacher’s Guide for Student Success (2008), and has served as guest editor of thematic journal issues on reading, bilingualism and English-language learner research. She is committed to the importance of ongoing research on child development, including how children learn to read and write, and how to help those who do not, and to ensuring that important research results are shared with the practice community so that they can improve the lives of children.

For more information, visit umiha.org.

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