Approximately one in five students has a learning disability, such as dyslexia or ADHD, according to current research, and providing effective teaching and support strategies are critical for student success.

Russell Barkley, Ph.D., the leading authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) in children and adults, is the keynote speaker for this year’s Neuroscience and Education: The Connection symposium that begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 6 on the Currey Ingram Academy campus, 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood.

Now in its sixth year, the two-day symposium is designed to bring together educators, parents and healthcare professionals to hear about the latest brain research as it relates to education and how to apply this information in the classroom and in their practices.

The symposium features research-based sessions are led by professors, researchers, healthcare professionals and master teachers to deepen knowledge and to provide strategies for student success. To read more about the speakers and sessions, click here.

The symposium is hosted by Currey Ingram Academy, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and Vanderbilt Peabody College. Camilla Persson Benbow, Ph.D., the Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, is the Friday plenary speaker. Her session, “Finding and Nurturing Exceptional Intellectual Talent Over 45 Years: The Long-Term Impacts,” will be delivered at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7.

Fast Facts

·      300-plus attendees

·      35 independent schools represented

·      18 school districts represented

·      15 organizations represented

·      14 sessions taught by researchers, professors, master teachers

·      7 states represented

·      4 universities represented

For more information, contact: Joanne Mamenta, Currey Ingram Director of Communications, 615-507-3188 (office) or 615-545-2524 (mobile)

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