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San Francisco, CA
United States of America

English spelling isn’t crazy! Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D., will present her work and research in dyslexia, a learning disorder that causes difficulty in reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words.

Dr. White is a Clinical Professor with the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, at UCSF—and a member of the UCSF Dyslexia Research Center Team. Over the past 40+ years, she has taught students in general/special education classrooms at public/private schools, provided psycho-educational assessment and literacy intervention, trained pre-/in-service teachers and practitioners, developed curricula, and been involved in policy. She piloted a San Francisco Unified School District special day class for 2e—Twice Exceptional students who were gifted with a diagnosis of dyslexia; has taught young adults in a pre-trial diversion program through San Francisco Superior Court—Mentor Court Division; worked as a Literacy Intervention Consultant and Case Manager for Lexicon Reading Center—Dubai—United Arab Emirates for 10 years; and trains teachers in the Slingerland Multisensory (Multimodal) Structured Language Approach (Structured Literacy) as a certified Instructor of Teaching for the Slingerland Institute. She has received numerous awards.

Dr. White is the spouse of Bebo White, a member of our Club. They have two sons and two grandsons.

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests. The meeting is free, but you must register by 11 AM on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Connection information will be provided only to those who register by the above deadline. For technical support, please contact Secretary Dora Dye before 10:30 AM on September 22, 2020.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon: Log in or dial in

12:15 PM: Meeting begins

1:30 PM: Meeting adjourns