Dyslexia and Literacy:

Friday, October, 16th 2020 (Streaming Live)

MGH Institute of Health Professionals

at the Charlestown Navy Yard

“Executive Functions – Oral Language Connections to Reading and Writing”


Registration for our Virtual Fall 2020 conference in Boston is now open.  Registration is $50 per person for our 1-day conference.  Click the button below to reserve your spot today.

2020 MGH Institute of Health Conference Sessions

Laurie Cutting, Ph. D.

Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education; Professor

Vanderbilt University

Vincent P. Culotta, Ph. D., ABN

NeuroBehavioral Associates

Ben Powers, DBA


The Southport School

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


Lynn School of Education
at Boston College

Anthony Bashir, Ph.D.

Adjunct, School of Education and Human Development,   

Boston College

Who is our audience?

This Research to Practice 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 anxiety. 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 ET - Registration
8:30 am - 8:40 am ET - Welcome
8:40 am - 9:40 am ET - Laurie Cutting, Ph. D.

“Neurobiological Foundations of Executive Functions
and Implications for Reading and Writing”

9:40 am - 9:50 am ET - Break
9:50 am - 10:30 am ET - Vince Culotta, Ph.D., ABN

"Assessment of Executive Functions with a Focus on Implications for Academic Success"

10:30 am - 11:00 am ET - Break
11:00 am - 11:20 am ET

Albert M. Galaburda Research Award

11:20 am – 12:15 pm ET - Ben Powers, DBA

“Executive Functions: Lessons learned from COVID-19 and Implications for Designing Remote Teaching and Learning Paradigms”

12:15 pm – 12:50 pm ET - Lunch
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm ET - Anthony Bashir, Ph.D.

“Executive Functions: Implications for Oral Language Understanding and Reading Comprehension”

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm ET - Break
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET - Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

“Executive Functions: Implications for Expressive Oral Language and Written Language”

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm ET - Closing Remarks

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

AIM Academy

The Howard School

The Schenck School

Westmark School

The Winward School

Platinum Sponsor

Jemicy School

The Southport School

Silver Sponsors

Athena Academy
Brehm Preparatory school
Camperdown Academy
Currey Ingram Academy
Delaware Valley Friends School
Literacy How
The New Community School
The Summit School

Bronze Sponsors

Paula Tallal, Ph.D.
The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk