Friday, February 18, 2011

Topic Announced for March 15th Colloquium

Dr. Bob Weis, Associate Professor of Psychology at Denison University and author of the textbook "Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology," will be coming to campus on Tuesday, March 15th.  Dr. Weis will present a colloquium titled "Identifying Learning Disabilities in Adults: New Approaches and Controversies" at 7:00 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in Schar.  Below is the colloquium description, as provided by Dr. Weis:

"Specific learning disability (SLD; e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia) is the most common disabling condition among college students. Approximately 1-3% of college students have been diagnosed with SLD and receive academic accommodations for this disorder. However, there is currently no professional or legal consensus regarding an operational definition of SLD in adults. As a result, the prevalence of SLD among college students varies considerably across postsecondary institutions. This presentation will outline the major approaches to SLD identification in adults, and examine how college students with SLDs can show remarkably different patterns of cognitive ability, academic achievement, and degrees of impairment depending on their postsecondary setting and socioeconomic status."

Dr. Weis will also be meeting with students during his visit to AU.  More details about the student reception will be posted soon.

We hope you'll join us for these events!