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BCSD to Host Event Focusing on Poverty & Education With Expert Dr. Martha S. Burns


The Baldwin County School District (BCSD) announced today that it will be hosting an event focusing on the effects of poverty on educational success with renowned neuroscientist Dr. Martha S. Burns on Thursday, October 4th at the BCSD Board of Education auditorium from 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

This presentation will review the effects of poverty, stress, and other adverse childhood experiences on brain maturation and learning capacity, along with reviewing practical strategies for teachers as well as evidence-based interventions that have been shown to address and reverse these learning issues.

Dr. Martha S. Burns has been a practicing speech language pathologist in the Chicago area for over 40 years. She serves on the Faculty of Northwestern University, department of communication sciences and disorders, and has been a consultant to The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for 35 years. Dr. Burns is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received honors from Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital Corporation, the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation and St. Xavier University.

Dr. Burns has authored 3 books and over 100 book chapters and articles. Doody’s Rating Service selected her book on the Right Hemisphere published through Aspen Press as one of the best health sciences books of 1997. In addition to that book, Dr. Burns is the author of a book on aphasia and the test Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition published by The Psychological Corporation.

Space is limited and all interested parties are asked to RSVP today to Rhonda Flores at rflores@scilearn.com to ensure your seat.


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