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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dr. Stixrud to speak about The Neuropsychology of Memory: How the Brain Learns and How to Help Kids Who Can’t Remember

Oakwood School Parent Association Presents~
Dr. William Stixrud speaking on “The Neuropsychology of Memory: How the Brain Learns and How to Help Kids Who Can’t Remember”

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this lecture, Dr. Stixrud describes what memory is and the different types and stages of memory (e.g. short-term, working memory, and long-term). He explains the different aspects of memorization and which aspects are primarily used in the school setting. Dr. Stixrud addresses the importance of a specific type of memory called “working memory,” which deals with retaining crucial information for sequencing and for making the kinds of connection that are pivotal for success in school. He also discusses the neurobiology of memory (what happens on a cellular level), the critical role of sleep in memory, and the effects of memory on emotion. Dr. Stixrud concludes the lecture by providing information about various strategies and treatments available to improve students’ memories, as well as various teaching aids to augment a student’s ability to remember. He focuses on the tools available to help teach students not only techniques for memorization, but also ways to actually improve one’s ability to memorize.

Dr. Stixrud is a licensed psychologist who has been in private practice as a neuropsychologist since 1985. He specializes in the evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities, and in the promotion of self-esteem. He currently is a member of the Clinical Supervisory Faculty at Children's Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Stixrud also holds an appointment on the Clinical Faculty of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School.

$15 registration fee, payable at the door

Please register by calling 703.941.5788

Oakwood School
7210 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA 22003

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