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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, December 4

Dec 4, 2018

First hour: Understanding dyslexia

Second hour: Former U.S. Ambassador Ronald Neumann on foreign policy in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf

How much do you know about dyslexia? About 40 million American children and adults are affected by the disorder, but research shows that not all pediatricians ask parents about signs of possible learning issues in their children. On Wednesday, Starbridge is holding a free workshop for families about understanding dyslexia. It will also hold a conference on Thursday. We’ll preview those events as we discuss what dyslexia is, misconceptions surrounding the disorder, and how schools and families can support children who are struggling with this invisible disability. In studio:

  • Courtney Hathaway, school social worker
  • Kara Olds, family education specialist at Starbridge

Then in our second hour, Ronald Neumann has served as U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain, and Afghanistan, as well as a U.S. political advisor in Iraq. Now, he’s the president of the American Academy of Diplomacy in Washington, D.C. Neumann is in Rochester as a guest of the local chapter of the World Affairs Council. He joins us in studio to discuss foreign policy in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.