Nyle DiMarco Visit


Nyle DiMarco is Coming to UW-Madison

January 30th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Nyle DiMarco
Activist for the deaf community, winner of “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22, an actor in “Switched at Birth” and the winner of season 22 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

DiMarco will be coming to UW–Madison Jan. 30 to talk about his journey and being an activist for the deaf community. DiMarco will meet with deaf and hard of hearing students in the afternoon, then all of campus is invited to attend “An Evening with Nyle DiMarco” presented by the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series. The events are cosponsored by The McBurney Disability Resource Center, which works to ensure campus is inclusive and accommodating for students with disabilities.

For more information, check out the UW News Page.

Katherine Lewis talk: Thurs, 12/8

Mathematical Learning Disability Through a Vygotskian Lens: Difference, Re-mediation, and Compensation

WHEN: Thursday, December 8th, 11:00AM-12:00PM

WHERE: 220 Teacher Education Building

Screen Shot 2016-12-05 at 1.09.34 PMMathematical learning disability (i.e., dyscalculia) is a neurological difference in how individuals process numerical information. Prior research on mathematical learning disability (MLD) has primarily relied upon quantitative comparisons of students with and without MLD in order to identify the ways in which students with MLD are deficient. In this presentation, I argue that this deficit orientation is problematic and I offer an alternative. I draw upon and elaborate three of Vygotsky’s central ideas about disability: difference, mediation, and compensation. Through illustrative examples I demonstrate how Vygotsky’s theories focused on developmental difference, mediation, and compensation can provide a more productive and non-deficit approach to the study of MLD.