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Presentations

2017

Antonenko, P., Dawson, K., Schneps, M., Lamb, R., Keil, A., Ding, M., & Wan, L. (2017). “Using neuroscience methods to study learning: Focus on the process, not just the outcomes.” To be presented at the 2017 conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX, April 27 – May 1, 2017.

2016

Schneps, MH, 2016  “Rethinking the Technologies We Use for Reading,” Landmark College, LD Symposium, September 30, 2016.

Schneps, MH, 2016  “Games for Literacy,” MIT Education Arcade, Feb 10, 2016.

Schneps, MH, 2016  “Dyslexia and the Law,” Boston Bar Association, Jan 27, 2016.

2015

Schneps, MH, 2015  “Reinventing Reading: Breaking the Speed Barrier for Reading through Font Redesign,” Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), April 22, 2015.

Schneps, MH, 2015  “Dyslexia (and the BCM),” Boston Children’s Museum, Feb 12, 2015.

Schneps, MH, 2015  “Technology and Attention: New Pathways for Learning & Teaching,” College of Education, University of Florida (Gainsville), Jan 12, 2015

2014

Schneps, MH, 2014, “Reading as Signal Processing,” UMass Boston Computer Science Dept Seminar, December 17.

Schneps, MH, 2014  “The Advantages of Dyslexia (and Why E-readers Help),”Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council, Oct 27, Framingham, MA

Schneps, MH, 2014 “Paying Attention to Dyslexia: How Phonology and Attention Work Together in Reading,” Learning and Brain, Focused, Organized Minds Conference, Boston, November 21, 2014.

Schneps, MH, 2014 “Paying Attention to STEM: How Mobile Technology and 3-D Simulations can Improve Math and Science Education,” Learning and Brain, Focused, Organized Minds Conference,  Boston, November 22, 2014.

Schneps, MH, 2014   “The Physics of (mis)Reading.”  University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Physics Department Colloquium.  Nov 14, 2014 Las Vegas.

Chen, Chen, 2014 “Order Matters: Putting Realistic Before Simplified Models Promotes Conceptual Change in Science Learning,” Harvard Graduate School of Education, LVL Talk Series. Nov. 10, 2014

Schneps, MH, 2014, “Emerging ideas in dyslexia (and why e-readers may help),” Harvard Graduate School of Education, A117A Implementing Inclusive Education (Prof. T. Hehir), Nov. 5, 2014

Schneps, MH, 2014   “Paying Attention to Dyslexia,” New England Research on Dyslexia Society (NERDY), Oct 24, MGH.

Schneps, MH 2014 June 24  “Online Environments for Dyslexia and ADHD.” Landmark College Summer Institute, June 24, 2014.

Schneps, MH 2014 Dyslexia Beyond Reading Conference, Dyslexia Beyond Reading: Memory, Cognition, Expertise, and Innovation – A Scientific Symposium, “Attending to another side of dyslexia,” San Francisco March 23, 2014

Schneps, MH “Technology as a portal to the brain.” Exploring Educational Technologies for Mexico, LASPAU, Harvard University (Jan 30, 2014)  (Invited Talk)

Thomson, JM, 2014, “E-readers facilitate reading in dyslexia.” British Dyslexia Association, Guildford, UK, March 27, 2014.

2013

Schneps, MH, Thomson, JM, Sonnert, G, Pomplun, Marc, Chen, C, Heffner-Wong, A, 2013. “E-readers can facilitate reading in dyslexia: an eye-tracking study.” International Dyslexia Association, New Orleans, (Nov 6-9, 2013)

Amanda Heffner-Wong, Matthew Schneps, Jessica Scott, Connor Finnerty, Josh Jaspers, Greg Nemes, “Smithsonian IncTech Olympiad: Developing Technological Self-Efficacy,” Learning Disabilities Innovation Symposium, Diverse Technologies for Diverse Minds, Landmark College, Putney, VT (Oct 4, 2013).

Schneps, MH, “Diverse Technologies for Diverse Minds,” Learning Disabilities Innovation Symposium, Diverse Technologies for Diverse Minds, Landmark College, Putney, VT (Oct 4, 2013).  (Keynote)

Chen, C, Schneps, MH, Thomson, JM, Sonnert, G, Pomplun, Marc, Heffner-Wong, A, 2013. “Visual span explains reading comprehension: a study with dyslexic readers.” Learning Disabilities Innovation Symposium, Diverse Technologies for Diverse Minds, Landmark College, Putney, VT (Oct 4, 2013).

Amanda Heffner-Wong, Matthew Schneps, Greg Nemes, 2013. “ReadEasy: Online Certification in Formatting e-Readers to Facilitate Reading”, Learning Disabilities Innovation Symposium, Diverse Technologies for Diverse Minds, Landmark College, Putney, VT (Oct 4, 2013).

Schneps MH, “Promoting Accessible Interface Design” 23rd Annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Conference, September 29 – October 3, 2013, Waikoloa, Hawaii.  (Invited talk.)

Schneps, M.H., Thomson, J.M., Sonnert, G., Pomplun, M., Chen, C., & Heffner-Wong, A. 2013. “Paying Attention to Dyslexia.” State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, School of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Beijing Normal University, (Profs. Guosheng Ding and Li Liu), Beijing, China, July 22.

Schneps, M.H., Thomson, J.M., Sonnert, G., Pomplun, M., Chen, C., & Heffner-Wong, A. 2013. “Paying Attention to Dyslexia.” Department of Psychology, Peking University (Prof. Jun-Yun Zhang), Beijing, China, July 17.

Schneps, M.H., Thomson, J.M., Sonnert, G., Pomplun, M., Chen, C., & Heffner-Wong, A. 2013. “E-reader formats can facilitate readers with dyslexia: an eye-tracking study.” East China Normal University, Department of Early Childhood Education (Prof. Zhou), Shanghai, China, July 16.

Chen, C., Schneps, M.H., Thomson, J.M., Sonnert, G., Pomplun, M., & Heffner-Wong, A. 2013. “Visual span explains reading comprehension: a study with dyslexic readers.” OMEP Conference, Shanghai, China, July 14.

Schneps, M.H., Thomson, J.M., Sonnert, G., Pomplun, M., Chen, C., & Heffner-Wong, A. 2013. “E-reader formats can facilitate readers with dyslexia: an eye-tracking study.” OMEP Conference, Shanghai, China, July 14.

Chen, C., Schneps, M.H., Thomson, J.M., Sonnert, G., Pomplun, M., & Heffner-Wong, A. 2013. “Visual span explains reading comprehension: a study with dyslexic readers.” Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Hong Kong, SAR, China, July 10-13.

Schneps, M.H., Thomson, J.M., Sonnert, G., Pomplun, M., Chen, C., & Heffner-Wong, A. 2013. “E-reader formats can facilitate readers with dyslexia: an eye-tracking study.” Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Hong Kong, SAR, China, July 10-13.

Schneps, M.H., Thomson, J.M., Sonnert, G., Pomplun, M., Chen, C., & Heffner-Wong, A. 2013. “E-readers facilitate reading in dyslexia: an eye-tracking study.” IWORDD Conference, San Sebastian, Spain, May 30-31.

Schneps, M.H., Thomson, J.M., Sonnert, G., Pomplun, M., Chen, C., & Heffner-Wong, A. 2013. “E-readers configured for short lines facilitates reading in those who struggle.” Journal of Vision, Vision Sciences Society Meeting, Naples, FL, May 13.

Schneps, M.H. 2013. “Dyslexic Visual Talent.” Dyslexia and Talent Conference, Tremaine Foundation, Norwalk, CT, April 19-21.

Schneps, M.H. 2013. “Libraries and Dyslexia.” School Library Media Program, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland (Mega M. Subramaniam), March, 2013.

Schneps, M.H. 2013. “Mobile devices enable reading in those with dyslexia.” UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013, Paris, France, February 18.

2012

Schneps, M.H.. 2012. “Reading with your hands: How handheld devices can make reading easier.” Presentation to Social Media and Technology in Education Conference, UMass Boston, Oct. 19.

Attar, N., Schneps, M.H., and Pomplun, M., 2012. “Working Memory Load Increase Predicts Visual Search Efficiency.” Journal of Vision, Vision Sciences Society Meeting, Naples, FL

Schneps, M.H., 2012, “Astronomy Education.” Harvard College Observatory, Astronomy 98 (Junior Thesis), Edo Berger, April 2, 2012.

Schneps, M.H., 2012, “Libraries and Dyslexia.” School Library Media Program, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland (Mega M Subramaniam), March 12, 2012.

Schneps, M.H., Griswold, A., 2012, “Neuroscience in Education.” Presentation to Harvard Graduate School in Education class T-530, Feb 22 (J. Blatt, instructor).

2011

Schneps, M.H., 2011. “Astrophysics, Visual Learning, and Dyslexia.” MS Space Camp Presentation. Rawson-Saunders School, Austin, TX. (Skype: Dec 12, 2011)

Schneps, M.H., and Brockmole, J.R., 2011, “Dyslexia linked to learning advantages for visual contexts dominated by low-spatial frequencies.” European Conference on Visual Perception 2011, Toulouse, France.

Daniel, D.B., Schneps, H.H. 2011. “Classroom Practice and Mind, Brain, and Education: Issues, Efforts, and Questions.” International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES) 3rd Biennial Conference, San Diego, CA.

Schneps, M.H., Sinclair, K. (panel moderator). 2011. “Dyslexia, Inattention & Anxiety: Strategies for Success” Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, 5th Reaching All Readers Conference 2011, Framingham, MA.

Schneps, M.H. et al., 2011. “The Role of Laboratory Schools in Advancing Dyslexia Research.” Landmark School Trustees, Prides Crossing, MA.

Schneps, M.H. et al., 2011. “iPods to Enable Reading.” Westmark School Board, Encino, CA.

2009

Schneps, M. 2009. “The Power and Pitfalls of Visual Thinking.” Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science Distinguished Speakers Series, 13 February, 2009, Rochester, NY.

Schneps, H. 2009. “Reading Images vs Reading Text: An Advantage for Dyslexia.” Rochester Institute of Technology Center for Imaging Science Seminar, 12 February, 2009, Rochester, NY.

2007

Grossman, R.B., Schneps, M.H., Tager-Flusberg, H. 2007. “Asynchrony Detection of Visual and Auditory Speech by Adolescents With Autism.” Autism Consortium – 2nd Scientific Retreat, Boston, MA.

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