On-Demand Webinar

Brain Science and Early Literacy Instruction


Two students reading with SquareTales. Brain Science and Early Literacy Instruction

Join the Square Panda team as they explore the research on how children's brains change as they transition from being pre-readers to becoming fluent readers.

In this on-demand webinar, discover how multisensory learning paired with explicit, systematic phonics instruction helps students:

  • Identify the connection between letters and sounds
  • Make stronger connections when a letter and its sound is presented in a multisensory fashion
  • Build the foundation for higher achievement in reading, spelling, word recognition, and comprehension



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Dr. Vera Blau-McCandliss

Dr. Vera Blau-McCandliss

Vice President of Education and Research @Square Panda

Dr. Vera Blau-McCandliss is a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in brain bases of reading challenges and development, and the vice president of education and research at Square Panda. In her academic research she has focused on the multisensory integration of letters and speech sounds in the dyslexic brain. Vera is an Orton-Gillingham certified instructor and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to curriculum for games and hands-on learning with children. She is currently driving Square Panda’s content development for digital games as well as user experience and product efficacy research.


Christy Burnette

Education Client Success Senior Manager @Square Panda

Christy Burnette has worked in the field of education for 20 years, including the past 3 years with Square Panda. She has extensive experience in both special education and general education that includes account management, professional development, onboarding, and implementation. Her passion is understanding the needs of the client and providing a solution for both educators and students that enables the client to realize the value and create a lasting partnership.


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