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Esther Geva, Ph.D.
Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development

Her research, publications, and graduate teaching focus on

(a) developmental issues and best practices concerning language and literacy skills in children from various immigrant and minority backgrounds, and in ethnically and linguistically marginalized groups,

(b) language and literacy skills in typically developing learners and learners with learning difficulties, and

(c) cross-cultural perspectives on children’s psychological difficulties.

She has published extensively in these areas, presented her work internationally, and has served on numerous advisory, policy, and review committees in the US and Canada concerned with language and literacy development in ethnically and linguistically diverse children.

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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