A video of Victoria Molfese’s April 3 Nebraska Lecture, “Learning to Read: Making Sense of the Evidence,” is available here.
During her talk, Molfese discussed the challenges of teaching children to read and effective intervention strategies to overcome these obstacles. Guided by her research that compares the brain imaging of struggling readers to their typically developing peers, Molfese advocates for teaching methods that use pictograms, emphasize the connections between letters and their sounds, and provide writing opportunities.
Molfese is the Chancellor’s Professor of Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; interim associate dean for research in the College of Education and Human Sciences; and co-director of the Early Development and Learning Lab.
Her presentation was part of The Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the UNL Research Council, Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Research and Economic Development, in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.