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Michael Coyne, Ph.D.
Co-Director, CBER
Program Coordinator, Special Education
Department of Educational Psychology

Michael Coyne is Professor of Educational Psychology and the Coordinator of the Special Education Program at the University of Connecticut. He is also Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Education and Research. He has expertise in beginning reading and early vocabulary instruction and intervention, school-based experimental research, multi-tiered or RTI systems of support, and effective practices for students with learning disabilities. Dr. Coyne has directed or co-directed five multi-year research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences focused on optimizing vocabulary and beginning reading practices for students with diverse learning needs through school-based experimental research. Dr. Coyne provides assistance and consultation to school districts and state departments of education around the country related to reading and literacy initiatives. He regularly presents at national conferences on research related to effective instructional practices, school improvement, and beginning reading and vocabulary instruction and intervention. Dr. Coyne holds certification in both elementary and special education and is a former special educator in public schools.

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Dyslexia and Literacy Conference Archives - Harvard Medical School 2017

The Dyslexia Foundation's conference Dyslexia and Literacy: Differences within Differences; was held at The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School on October 13th, 2017.  Previews of the sessions from the October 2017 conference can be viewed below.  Full session recordings will be available soon.

Ola Ozernov-Palchik, MS - Neurological Differences in Dyslexia and Literacy

Full Video Session

Julie Washington, Ph.D. -Issue Differences Among African-American Students

Full Video Session

Michael Coyne, Ph.D. - Foundation of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia: Implications for Early Intervention

Full Video Session

Esther Geva, Ph.D. - Dyslexia and English Language Learners: The Variations among Different Learners

Full Video Session

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Special Thanks and Acknowledgement
Westmark School
for their support of this conference.


Brehm Preparatory School
Neuhaus Educational Center
Wilson Language Training


AIM Academy
Athena Academy
Camperdown Academy
Carroll School
Currey Ingram Academy
The Howard School
Jemicy School
Marburn Academy
The New Community School
The Schenck School
The Southport School
The Summit School
Westmark School


UCSF Dyslexia Center, San Francisco, CA