Dyslexia and Literacy: Language Connections to Reading


This conference is designed for teachers, practitioners and parents to help them learn to identify, understand, and provide evidence-based teaching for students who have dyslexia and dyscalculia. Participants will learn the latest genetic studies as a basis for understanding current practices for assessment and intervention. The focus of these discussions will be for school-age students.

TDF is pleased to announce that the Fall 2018 conference topic will be “Language Connections to Reading”.

This conference will be held on October 12, 2018, at:

 The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School.

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA


Conference Agenda

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.


Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP

The Developing Brain, Language, Reading, Heredity

8:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Nadine Gaab, Ph.D

Dr. Gaab is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Oral Language and Reading: Pre-K through Adolescence

10:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Anthony Bashir, Ph.D

Dr. Bashir is a Professor Emeritus at Emerson College, Boston, MA.

Assessing children who struggle with dyslexia and literacy: Connecting Oral Language and Reading

11:40 a.m. to 12:40 a.m.
Tiffany Hogan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Hogan is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institutes of Health, Boston, MA

12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Intervention: Integrating Technology, Oral Language and Reading

1:40 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sharon Plante, M.ED.

Ms. Plante is the Director of Technology at Southport School in Southport, CT.

For more information, please contact William Baker at dyslexiafoundation@gmail.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Will Baker at 941-807-0499.