Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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Hearing, listening and reading in school-aged children


16 April 2015

A co-presentation by the Neuroscience & Education Special Interest Group, and the Sciences & Technologies of Learning Research Network

Hearing is the perception of sound while listening is about attaching meaning to the perception. Listening is hearing with intent. Research has shown a coexistence of listening, attention, memory and reading disorders in children. This presentation aims to provide an overview of the latest evidence available on the relationship between listening, attention, memory and reading. While some children have listening disorders, in some instances listening disorders are due to classroom acoustics. The presentation will also address what evidence is available on interventions and management that assist in better listening in school-aged children.

This lecture is part of a series hosted of the newly formed Special Interest Group on Neuroscience and Education, within the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney. It is open to all who want to know more about neuroscience and its relevance to education and development. We offer you a very warm welcome to this important and timely lecture.

Event details

  • When: 4–5.15pm

  • Where:

    Education Building (A35)

    Lecture Theatre 351

  • Cost: Free

  • Contact:

    Dr Minkang Kim

    T: 9351 6627


  • Speaker:

    Mridula Sharma is a senior lecturer in audiology at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University. Dr Sharma holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science (Speech Science and Audiology) and PhD in audiology. Her current research interests include auditory processing (listening) and electrophysiology, especially at cortical level in babies and young adults. She has published more than 25 research papers, held at least 16 competitive grants and delivered in excess of 50 invited presentations nationally and internationally.

Hearing, listening and reading in school-aged children


Education Building (A35)

Lecture Theatre 351


16 April 2015

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