Cognitive and Academic Effects of Poverty

Amanda Butler

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Amanda Butler presents: The Least of These: The Cognitive and Academic Effects of Poverty

Failing test scores have been a blemish on our nation’s report card for decades and, while society has agreed there is a problem, the solutions to these problems miss the mark. The solution lies within understanding adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their effects on children’s neurological development and academic growth, and through empowering educators by explaining what they can do to mitigate these effects.

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Amanda Butler

Dr. Amanda Butler is the Department Chair of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor at Charleston Southern University. Her background as a Literacy Interventionist in Title I Schools led her to her current research interests in the relationships between underachievement, adverse childhood experiences, and neuroscience.