Brain development is focus of programs at Silver Lake College

Posted On May 07, 2015

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a Madison-based pediatrician, public health professional and child health advocate, will give two presentations on early brain and childhood development on May 26 at Silver Lake College’s Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, 2406 Alverno Road.

The programs are free and open to members of the community interested in children’s overall health and school success.

The Effects of Toxic Stress and Childhood Adversity on Early Brain and Child Development will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m. The deadline to register for the workshop is May 15. To register, contact Terry Ehle of the Lester Public Library in Two Rivers at or (920) 793-7118.

Books Build Better Brains will be presented at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Navsaria’s presentation will include information about the Reach Out and Read program that was introduced in Manitowoc County in September 2014.

Navsaria practices primary-care pediatrics at a community health center working with underserved populations. He is strongly engaged with early literacy programs in health care settings, particularly around ideas of early brain and child development, which include neurobiological effects of adversity and poverty upon the developing brain.

Navsaria lectures locally, regionally and nationally on early literacy, early brain and child development, child health advocacy and technology.