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Laurie Cutting, Ph.D.
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor
Department of Special Education
Vanderbilt University

Laurie E. Cutting, Ph.D., is Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics. She is also a Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories and a member of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute as well as the Center for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University. She is the principal investigator of several NIH-funded research projects on reading and reading comprehension and a co-investigator on other NIH-funded and Department of Education-funded projects on reading, reading disabilities, and ADHD. She focuses on brain-behavior relations in children and adolescents, with a particular emphasis on reading disabilities, language and executive function. Prior to joining the faculty at Vanderbilt, she was is a research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Education at Johns Hopkins University. During her doctoral work at Northwestern University, she completed internships at Yale University School of Medicine’s Center for Learning and Attention and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In 2002-2003, she completed an NIH science policy fellowship. She has written and co-authored articles on reading, reading disabilities, other learning disorders, and ADHD.

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Dyslexia and Literacy Conference Archives
- University of California Los Angeles - 2018

The Dyslexia Foundation's conference Dyslexia and Literacy: Differences within Differences; was held at UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center on February 15th, 2018.  Previews of the sessions from the October 2017 conference can be viewed below.  Full session recordings will be available soon.

Laurie Cutting, Ph.D.
Introduction to: Neurological Differences in Dyslexia and Literacy

Full Session Recording

Penelope Collins, Ph.D.
Introduction to: Dyslexia and English Language Learners: The Variations among Different Learners

Nicole Patton-Terry, Ph.D.
Introduction to: Issue Differences Among African-American Students

Full Session Recording

Barbara Wilson, M.Ed.
Introduction to: Foundation of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia: Implications for Early Interventioners

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