John is one of the leading innovators in Europe in digital learning. He works with teachers, neuroscientists and software developers to implement digital programs in the classroom. He is a director of Neuron Learning. Their products include Fast ForWord, a unique cognitive skills learning and English language learning program as well as Reading Assistant a reading fluency and pronunciation program with voice recognition. John previously worked as Vice President of Operations with Wall Street English, Laureate Education as well as being appointed Education Specialist with the World Bank. He has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences around the world and has been asked to present to government expert groups including the Welsh Assembly goup on dyslexia; the Irish goverment's group on Adult Literacy; SEN Conference London; BETT London and so on.
15 November 2021 | 12:50 - 13:10 | English | The Reading Brain No comprehension? No desire to read? Strategies to help
The ability to read and comprehend is highly correlated with academic success. Students who enjoy reading have a natural school advantage over students who find books unenjoyable or tedious. People often think that reading is related to motivation, that when a student “likes to read,” he will. Gain the latest insights on how the reading brain develops, and the relationship between language development and reading abilities. Attend this webinar to: Learn about the reading brain and the important relationship between the language and the reading brain. Uncover why some people are book lovers while others cringe at the need to read. Take home research-based strategies to help your learners build a strong reading brain. Find out the latest technological tools parents and teachers can use.