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BCIS to Host 2nd Parents As Learners Workshop

September, 2012
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Beijing City International School (BCIS) is delighted to present the second installment of the hugely popular Parents As Learners (PAL) workshop. This edition of the series is titled “Being Dyslexic: A 2-Sided Neurological Coin” and will be held on Thursday September 20th in the MS/HS Cafeteria, just after the PTA meeting, between 9:15am and 10:30am.

Traditionally, having a learning disability, such as dyslexia, has carried the stigma of being unable to read, spell, and memorize by rote. Current brain research in the last decade has shed a new light on dyslexia. In 2003 Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that persons with dyslexia use a different part of their brains to read, which results in slow, laborious reading. In 2011 Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, neurolearning specialists, presented research to show that differences in both brain structure and function of persons with dyslexia create not only challenges but also a unique set of strengths. These reasoning strengths allow persons with dyslexia to succeed and excel in professions where typical persons do not. This workshop will examine dyslexia using the multiple perspectives of the Six Thinking Hats. Come learn more about this fascinating condition that affects 1 out of every 5 persons.

This session will be hosted by BCIS’ own Dr. Reed Rhodes, who has prior experience of presenting workshops such as these, having done so at The Familier, at Golden Heights Assisted Living Facility for Senior Citizens, and through his Parent Resource Center workshop.

The workshop is free to all, so you are welcome to bring your friends and colleagues. If you’re interested in coming, please contact Yisha Niu (Marketing Department) at Yisha.niu@bcis.cn or on 010-877717171-5006 to confirm your attendance.


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