Recent Speaking Engagements
The Science of Learning: Connecting Science to Education
The 21st Annual Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Global Autism Conference
September 11-12, 2020 (virtual)
This talk explored the evidence that underpins cognitive science and how it connects with education, leading to a discussion of two common themes: (1) that our intuitions about what makes effective learning are often not supported by evidence; (2) that misconceptions about how we learn – learning styles, left/right brain – can be dispelled through the effective communication of research results. The talk also explored six learning strategies that have been found by cognitive science to be effective strategies for learning: spaced practice, interleaving, elaboration, concrete examples, dual coding, and retrieval practice. Participants discovered what constitutes good evidence for effective learning and teaching strategies, how to make evidence-based judgments instead of relying on intuition, and how to apply findings from cognitive psychology directly to instructional activities.
At the 20th Annual Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Regional Autism Conference,
with Cynthia Macluskie, Vice President Autism Society of Greater Phoenix
Dyslexia - Definition, Intervention, and Self-Worth
- 20th Annual Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Regional Autism Conference, "Support Across All Ages and Stages," September 2019
Understanding Dyslexia in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis, Effective Intervention, and Self-Worth
- North Valley Support Group, September 2019
Executive Functioning Skills in Children with Learning Disabilities
- North Valley Support Group, October 2018
- East Valley Autism Network, September 2017
I am available to speak to interested groups in the Phoenix area.
Please contact me for more information.