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SIU professor to speak on relation between reading disability and ADHD

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The Department of Psychology and the Cognitive Behavioral Sciences (CBS) Colloquium Series will present a talk, titled “Using Cognitive Neuroscience Methods to Investigate the Comorbidity Between Reading Disability and ADHD,” with Michelle Y. Kibby-Faglier, Ph.D., at 2 p.m. Friday, November 8, in 48 DeGarmo Hall. Kibby-Faglier is an associate professor of clinical psychology and brain and cognitive sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Michelle Y. Kibby-Faglier, Ph.D.

Michelle Y. Kibby-Faglier, Ph.D.

Kibby-Faglier earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis with specialized training in clinical neuropsychology and clinical child psychology. She completed her internship at Brown University, a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Medical College of Georgia, and a research postdoctoral fellowship in child neuropsychology at the University of Georgia.

Kibby-Faglier has two lines of research. One entails investigation of children with dyslexia and/or ADHD from a neuropsychological perspective. The other entails examination of differences in brain morphology and function between typically developing children and those with dyslexia or ADHD using structural MRI and ERP. Kibby-Faglier’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

CBS Colloquium Series

The CBS Colloquium Series brings high caliber researchers to the Illinois State University campus to share their work with the local academic community. Individual faculty members invite speakers to campus based on their interests. The Department of Psychology also invites alumni to speak in the series in an effort to maintain strong connections with former students and provide them with a chance to pass on their knowledge to current students. The series provides both faculty and students with a variety of professional development opportunities and allows students to network with professionals in their field of study.

This speaker series is sponsored by the Department of Psychology. To support the Department of Psychology and help enhance its educational mission with advanced teaching methods, guest speakers, and more opportunities for students to learn through research experiences, please consider making a gift to the department through the Illinois State University Foundation.

If you need a special accommodation to participate in this program, call the Department of Psychology at (309) 438-8651. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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