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Saturday, October 21 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Understanding How Neuro-training Can Impact Vision and Cognitive Functioning to Remediate Reading, Working Memory, and Attention

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PATH neuro-training via computer interaction uses a unique, patented paradigm that engages the user in visual discrimination and movement training exercises that support development of cognitive pathways to address reading, attention, and working memory challenges. Learn the neuroscience behind the visual processing and attention-activating neuro-pathways that, in controlled-validation studies, have been found to improve the speed and sensitivity of figure-ground movement discrimination. These improvements can remediate visual timing deficits in the visual dorsal stream. Through several case examples, Dr. Lawton will illustrate how the neuroscience behind changing cognitive networks can support improvement in processing speed and reading fluency, as well as the executive control functions of attention and working memory. Her research compares both dyslexic and typically-developing readers who have had PATH neuro-training with those who have had no neuro-training using the PATH to Reading computer-based program.

Participants will be able to: describe the neuroscience behind the cognitive circuitry involved in developing the attention network; explain how visual pathways in the brain develop and can impact reading fluency and working memory; discuss how neuro-training can improve reading, attention, and working memory in children and adults with cognitive impairment; and analyze the effectiveness of new methods that work to improve cognitive skills.

*During the poster sessions on Saturday, Dr. Lawton will be available to demonstrate the PATH technology.



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Teri Lawton, PhD

Perception Dynamics Institute
Teri Lawton earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan and her PhD in experimental psychology from UC Santa Barbara. She has served as a research scientist at CalTech and a faculty member at various educational institutions. Currently, as CEO and Director of Research for Perception Dynamics Institute and the non-profit Early Childhood Parenting Institute... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
LOCATION: Theater

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