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Annual Benefit Luncheon and Seminar

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Check back later to find out about our 2015 Annual Luncheon & Seminar!

 

2014 Luncheon Keynote Speaker: James Redford

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Noon-1:30 PM
Bayou City Event Center
 
This year's keynote speaker is director James Redford. Mr. Redford writes, produces and directs for film and television. Mr. Redford was Writer-in-Residence at the New Harmony Project in New Hampshire, and has been a correspondent for Rolling Stock Literary Review. Redford is also president of the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, which he founded in 1995, following his liver transplant. 
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Mr. Redford will discuss his latest documentary, The Big Picture:
Re-Thinking Dyslexia
. "Most parents would rather not face the reality of a dyslexia diagnosis, but the earlier the child is diagnosed, the better."

Chairs
Lauren and Brock Hudson
 
Underwriter Chairs
Ann and Johnny Johnson
Carolyn and David Light
 
Decoration Chair
Amanda Johnson
 
Auction Chair
Katherine Lucke
 

Lenox M. Reed Seminar Speakers: Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz

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8:30 am - Noon
Junior League of Houston
 
Seminar and waiting list are full. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sally Shaywitz, MD

A developmental pediatrician, serves on the faculty of Yale University School of Medicine as the Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development and is the Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Dr. Shaywitz is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, and is the author of over 200 scientific publications, including the top-selling book on the subject, Overcoming Dyslexia (Knopf, 2003; Vintage, 2005). Dr. Shaywitz conceptualized the “Sea of Strengths” model of dyslexia which emphasizes a sea of strengths of higher critical thinking and creativity surrounding the encapsulated weakness in spoken language found in children and adults who are dyslexic.

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Bennett Shaywitz, MD

A pediatric neurologist, is the Charles and Helen Schwab Professor in Dyslexia and Learning Development, Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity at the Yale University School of Medicine. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, Dr. Shaywitz, the author of more than 300 scientific publications, uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify a neural signature for dyslexia, making a previously hidden disability visible, and demonstrating the brain basis for the accommodation of extra time needed by dyslexic readers on high-stakes standardized tests.

Both Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz were featured in the documentary The Big Picture: Re-Thinking Dyslexia.

See images from the 2013 Luncheon on Flickr.

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