Devin Kearns

The Cognitive Science of Learning to Read in English Reading: The Speech-Print Connection

A Talk by Dr. Devin Kearns (Professor of Special Education, University of Connecticut)

About this Talk

Reading words is one of the most complex cognitive activities humans can do, but the brain is not hard-wired to do it. So how does it happen? We use a cognitive system that involves three systems, one related to how we represent letters, one for sounds, and one for word meanings. It is important for understanding how we learn to read and how teachers can best help students acquire reading skills. I will explain that speech develops before word recognition that this has implications for the way we teach beginning readers.

25 June 2024, 02:00 PM

02:00 PM - 02:55 PM

About The Speakers

Devin Kearns

Dr. Devin Kearns

Professor of Special Education, University of Connecticut

An expert on early literacy instruction and reading intervention who has studied the cognition and neurobiology of reading and previously worked in schools as a teacher and literacy coach.