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Working Memory and Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Chunks of Information

A webinar featuring presenter:
Daniel S. Koo, Ph.D., Gallaudet University
March 16, 2016, 4:00 PM EST

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Description: Did you know that a child’s working memory has been shown to be able to predict his or her performance in school? Evidence suggest that working memory is a critical predictor of language and cognitive development. Join us as Dr. Koo discusses research related to working memory in children who are deaf or hard of hearing, how it affects their learning, and strategies that can be used in the classroom to overcome challenges.

Presenter: Dr. Daniel S. Koo is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University. After receiving his Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester in 2003, he did his post-doctoral fellowship at Georgetown University's Center for the Study of Learning. Dr. Koo’s research interests include adult language processing of cued and signed languages, the effect of modality on language processing and cognition, and the acquisition of cued and signed languages.

Target Audience: Educators (including teachers, related service providers, instructional assistants, special education directors, and early intervention providers) who work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Family members will also benefit from this webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing connection information to join the webinar on March 16.

This one hour webinar can be accessed from any location. A certificate of participation will be provided for those who complete a short survey at the conclusion of the training.

Wednesday Webinars are sponsored by Outreach Services of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, through grant funding from the Virginia Department of Education.
Debbie Pfeiffer, Ed.D., Director Outreach Services VSDB