Dyslexia and Literacy:

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

“Understanding Spelling, Orthography, and Their Links to Reading”

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Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our event, both in person and at our remote viewing sites. Please check back soon for videos of each session.

2019 Harvard Medical School Conference Videos

Ken Pugh, Ph.D.

Haskins Laboratory

The Neuroscience of Orthographic Processions and Spelling

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Kate Nation, Ph.D.

Oxford University

New Frontier in Orthographic Processing and Spelling Theory

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Kenn Apel, Ph.D.

University of South Carolina

Contributions of Morphological Awareness to Reading and Writing

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Louisa Moats, Ph.D.

Moats Consulting, Inc

 How Spelling Supports Reading Instruction

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Who is our audience?

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

How can I learn more?


Watch past videos:

View our collection of past conference videos.


Learn about new research

Look through new findings and data from our affiliated researchers on the “New Research” page.

Celebrating 30 Years

OUR MISSION is to promote scientific breakthroughs in the early detection, prevention, and remediation of dyslexia and related reading difficulties. To disseminate new findings and deploy new evidence-based approaches. To prevent the suffering caused by reading failure and unlock the full potential of children and adults with dyslexia so that they may personally succeed and contribute to society.



7:30 am - 8:30 am EST - Registration
8:30 am - 8:40 am EST - Welcome

by: Tiffany Hogan, Ph.D.

8:40 am - 10:00 am EST - Ken Pugh, Ph.D.

“The Neuroscience of Orthographic Processions and Spelling”

10:00 am - 10:30 am EST - Break
10:30 am - 11:40 am EST - Kate Nation, Ph.D.

“New Frontier in Orthographic Processing and Spelling Theory”

11:40 am - 12:40 pm EST - Kenn Apel, Ph.D.

“Contributions of Morphological Awareness to Reading and Writing”

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm EST - Lunch
1:40 pm - 3:00 pm EST - Louisa Moats, Ph. D.

“How Spelling Support Reading Instruction”

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

AIM Academy

Brehm Preparatory School

The Howard School

The Schenck School

The Southport School

Westmark School

Platinum Sponsor

Jemicy School

Silver Sponsors

Athena Academy
Camperdown Academy
Currey Ingram Academy
Delaware Valley Friends School
Marburn Academy
The New Community School
The Summit School
Trident Academy

Bronze Sponsors

Paula Tallal, Ph.D.
UCSF Dyslexia Center