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Ola Ozernov-Palchik, M.A.
Cognitive Science and Child Development

Ola is a Cognitive Science and Child Development doctoral student at Tufts University under the mentorship of Dr. Maryanne Wolf. Ola conducts research with Dr. Nadine Gaab at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dr. John Gabrieli at MIT on the neuroanatomical underpinnings of reading. Additionally, Ola works with Dr. Aniruddh Patel on investigating the role of rhythm abilities in reading. Ola has been working in the field of reading research for over 10 years, evaluating the efficacy of large scale RTI studies, developing computer-adaptive reading assessments for elementary school children, and using MRI, EEG, and behavioral methods to investigate early predictors of dyslexia.

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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