Past Speakers Roberts Center Lecture Series

Past Speakers

Roberts Center Lecture Series


Past Speakers

Photo: Brian Collins

Brian Collins in concert for the Roberts Academy

Brian brought his passionate brand of country music to Lakeland to benefit the Roberts Academy at Florida Southern College. It way a wonderful night of fun and music.

Photo: Pam Tebow

Pam Tebow

The Roberts Academy celebrated Mother’s Day by hosting famous mom and inspirational speaker Pam Tebow at a Mother’s Day Lunch on Wednesday, May 7. Mrs. Tebow spent many years working with her husband as a missionary in the Philippines. She homeschooled her five children, including her youngest — Heisman-trophy-winning Florida Gator Tim Tebow — who struggled with dyslexia. Mrs. Tebow spoke eloquently from the heart, recounting how the support of her tight-knit brood and her faith helped her turn challenges into opportunities. View the photo gallery  

Dr. Guinevere Eden

Dr. Guinevere Eden
“What Brain Imaging Tells Us About Reading Acquisition and Intervention”

Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, director of the Center for the Study of Learning, and immediate past-president of the International Dyslexia Association.

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller
Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Dr. Miller is one of the nation's leading researchers in the field of sensory integration disorders and its resulting research-based occupational therapy which specifically addresses such disorders. She works tirelessly to see sensory integration disorder recognized as a disability in the next revision of the Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide

Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide
The Mislabeled Child

The Eides have extensively researched and lecture nationally on neurologically-based approaches to remediating learning differences. Together, they direct the Eide NeuroLearning Clinic in Edmonds, WA, and co-authored The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success.

Dr. Bennett and Dr. Sally Shaywitz

Drs. Bennett and Sally Shaywitz

Drs. Shaywitz are among the world's leading researchers into the cause and cure for dyslexia. They shared their research findings on the epidemiology and neurobiological basis for dyslexia, coupled with remediation strategies from the Yale Center for the for the Study of Learning, Reading and Attention.

Mrs. Rosalie Davis

Rosalie Davis
Orton-Gillingham Trainer from the Schenck School, Atlanta

Mrs. Davis lectured on multisensory phonics approaches for students experiencing reading difficulties at an afternoon session for students and faculty, followed by a 7:00-8:30 PM session for the public with a reception thereafter. (Childcare provided)


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