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Conference Moderators:  

Albert M. Galaburda, M.D. & Richard Collins, Ph.D.


8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

“What Good is a Neurologic Consultation for Someone with a Learning Disability?”

David Urion, M.D.

Director, Learning Disabilities/Behavioral Neurology Program; Director of Education, Director of Residency Training Program, Charles F. Barlow Chair, Department of Neurology, Children’s Hospital Boston

 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

“Ten Things You Shouldn’t Forget About Memory”

William Stixrud, Ph.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences; Adjunct Faculty  at Children’s National Medical Center

 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

“Ten Things Every Parent Needs To Know About Learning Disabilities That The Experts May Not Tell You”      

Deborah Waber, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Senior Associate, Dept of Psychiatry; Senior Neuropsychologist, Learning Disabilities Program, Dept of Neurology, Children’s Hospital Boston

 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

“The Journey Towards Reading Comprehension: From Research to Practice”

Elsa Hagan Ed.D.

Director, Valley Speech Language and Learning Center (TX)


Panel Discussion to follow speakers