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Deafness Awareness Speaker in the Parish Hall The Epsiscopal Church of St. James 581 Valley Road, Montclair NJ
St. James Church along with the St. James Preschool are hosting guest speaker Lydia Denworth, author of I can hear you whisper. This book describes Lydia's journey to help her deaf son to hear. "This is a beautiful book that combines superb scientific reporting with powerful and deeply enjoyable storytelling" quotes author Judith Warner.
Open to the public. 7 p.m. Refreshments, 7:30 p.m. Program. Watchung Booksellers will be attending to take book orders.
Street: St. James Church Additional: 581 Valley Road City: Montclair, Province: New Jersey Postal Code: 07042-4137 Country: United States (ajouté depuis IndieBound)… (plus d'informations)
Lydia Denworth "I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language"
An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture. A mother notices her toddler is not learning to talk the way his brothers did… Is something wrong? Her search for answers is a journey into the mysteries of the human brain. Lydia Denworth’s third son, Alex, was nearly two when he was identified with significant hearing loss that was likely to get worse. Her sweet boy with the big brown eyes had probably never heard her lullabies. Denworth knew the importance of enrichment to the developing brain but had never contemplated the opposite: Deprivation. How would a child’s brain grow outside the world of sound most of us take for granted? How would he communicate? Would he learn to read and write—weren’t phonics a key to literacy? How long did they have until Alex’s brain changed irrevocably? In her drive to understand the choices—starting with the angry debate between supporters of American Sign Language and the controversial but revolutionary cochlear implant—Denworth soon found that every decision carried weighty scientific, social and even political implications. As she grappled with the complex collisions between the emerging field of brain plasticity, the possibilities of modern technology, and the changing culture of the Deaf community, she gained a new appreciation of the exquisite relationship between sound, language and learning. It became clear that Alex’s ears—and indeed everyone’s—were just the beginning. An acclaimed science journalist as well as a mother, Denworth interviewed the world’s experts on language development, inventors of ground-breaking technology, Deaf leaders, and neuroscientists at the frontiers of research. She presents insights from studies of everything from at-risk kids in Head Start to noisy cocktail party conversation, from songbirds to signal processing, and from the invention of the telephone to sign language. Weaving together tales from the centuries-long quest to develop the cochlear implant and simultaneous leaps in neuroscientific knowledge against a tumultuous backdrop of identity politics, I Can Hear You Whisper shows how sound sculpts our children’s brains and the life changing consequences of that delicate process. I have always been a reader and a lover of words. As a child, my favorite way to spend the day was lying on my bed with a book. I still love that, though I get to do it far less often. I got hooked on the New Yorker and John McPhee in high school. I loved how McPhee could take almost anything and show you why it was interesting. Perhaps because of that, I never aspired to write a novel, only nonfiction. In more than twenty years of journalism, I’ve covered everything from French food to the neuroscience of video games and everyone from Princess Diana to Prime Minister Tony Blair. Now, I write about science and social issues. My work has appeared in Scientific American Mind, Parents, Newsweek, The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, Redbook and many other publications. I have also been an adjunct professor of journalism at Fordham University and Long Island University. My first book,Toxic Truth: A Scientist, A Doctor and the Battle Over Lead, told the story of how two men risked their careers and reputations to sound alarm bells about how lead was contaminating our environment and endangering children. My latest book, I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language, is the story of my investigation into hearing, sound, brain plasticity and Deaf culture after my youngest son’s hearing loss was identified. A native of Philadelphia, I studied history at Princeton and moved to New York City soon after graduation. I have considered New York home ever since—even though I have periodically lived overseas, in France, London and Hong Kong. In Brooklyn, I serve on the board of trustees for the Berkeley Carroll School and previously served as a trustee for the Oliver Scholars Program, an organization promoting educational access for black and Latino students. I was also president of my neighborhood civic association—a role for which I received a Community Service Award and was named an Extraordinary Woman of Brooklyn (that has a nice ring to it!). Although I am a lifelong city person, my husband, Mark Justh, my three sons, and I now also have a foot in the country. We split our time between Brooklyn and our sustainable farm in Central New York, where we raise cows, pigs and chickens, and produce organic hay, all of which is sold up and down the East Coast.
Location: Street: 29 Tinker St Additional: City: Woodstock, Province: New York Postal Code: 12498 Country: United States (ajouté depuis IndieBound)… (plus d'informations)
Join host Joanne Denworth and co-sponsors 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, Clean Air Council, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, PennFuture, and Joseph Fox Bookshop for an evening with Lydia Denworth, author of Toxic Truth: A Scientist, A Doctor, and the Battle over Lead. Admission: free (booksense)… (plus d'informations)
College of Physicians - Lydia Denworth - Toxic Truth
Panel Discussion and Book Signing with Lydia Denworth author of Toxic Truth: A Scientist, a Doctor, and the Battle Over Lead Books provided for sale by Joseph Fox Bookshop Ms. Denworth will speak about her book, which documents the work of two scientists, Dr. Patterson and Dr. Needleman, who advanced our understanding of lead, its insidious nature, and its toxic effects on children. The Panelists: David Zelov, Urban Farmer, Weavers Way Farm and Jay S. Schneider, PhD, professor at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University will address renewed concerns sparked by the discovery of lead in imported products, questions regarding toxins in food production and is there a safe level of lead? Registration required Register online at www.collegeofphysicians.org (booksense)… (plus d'informations)
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Lydia Denworth is a contributing editor for Scientific American and a blogger for Psychology Today. Her work is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and she lives in Brooklyn, New York. [from Friendship, Norton, 2020]