“Dyslexia and Literacy: From Neurons to the Classroom”

This conference will be held on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at:

The Mission Bay Conference Center

University of California San Francisco

1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94143-3008


Download a copy of The Dyslexia Foundation February 2017 Conference Brochure.

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

7:30am – 8:30am (Pacific Time)

8:30am – 8:45am (Pacific Time)
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry , UCSF School of Medicine

8:45am – 9:45am (Pacific Time)
Lessons From Neurology About Dyslexia and Literacy
Nadine Gaab, PhD
AssociateĀ Professor of Pediatrics at
The Boston Childrenā€™s Hospital –
Harvard Medical School

9:45am – 10:15am (Pacific Time)

10:15am – 11:15am (Pacific Time)
Oral Language Precursors to Literacy: Understanding Dyslexia From a Language Perspective
Hugh Catts, PhD
Director, FSU School of
Communication Science & Disorders

11:15am – 12:15am (Pacific Time)
Linking Oral Language and Pre- and Early Literacy Instruction, With An Emphasis On Dyslexia Intervention
Melanie Schuele, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. Hearing and
Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University

12:15pm – 1:00pm (Pacific Time)

1:00pm – 2:30pm (Pacific Time)
Teaching Strategies For Dyslexia and Literacy
Margie B. Gillis, EdD
President and Founder, Literacyhow

2:30pm – 3:00pm (Pacific Time)
Closing Remarks
Joan Mele-McCarthy, DA, CCC-SLP
Executive Director, The Summit
School; formerly Special Assistant to
the Assistant Secretary of Special
Education and Rehabilitation
Services (OSERS) in the U.S.
Department of Education

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

UCSF Dyslexia Center
San Francisco, CA

California State University San Bernardino
Palm Desert, CA

Neuhaus Educational Center
Houston, TX

Wilson Language Training
Oxford, MA

Aim Academy
Conshohocken, PA

Athena Academy
Palo Alto, CA

Brehm Preparatory School
Carbondale, IL

The Carroll School
Lincoln, MA

The Chartwell School
Seaside, CA

Currey Ingram Academy
Brentwood, TN

Eagle Hill Southport School
Southport, CT

The Howard School
Atlanta, GA

The Summit School
Edgewater, MD

Westmark School
Encino, CA

The Schenck School
Atlanta, GA