Dyslexia and Literacy:
Friday, February 14th, 2020
UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
“Understanding Anxiety and the Struggling Reader”
Online registration for this week’s conference is now closed. You can still register and attend. To register, please email William Baker at
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
2020 UCLA Medical School Conference Sessions
Amy Margolis, Ph. D.
Division of Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry
Amie Grills, Ph.D.
Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
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?
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.
7:25 am - 8:25 am PT - Registration
8:25 am - 8:35 am PT - Welcome
by: Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP.
8:35 am - 9:35 am PT - Amy Margolis, Ph. D.
“Neuroscience of Anxiety”
9:35 am - 10:00 am PT - Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am PT
Presentation of the Rodin Award
10:30 am - 11:30 am PT - Vincent Culotta, Ph.D., ABN
“Assessment of Children with Anxiety Disorders”
11:30 am – 12:30 pm PT - Amie Grills, Ph.D.
“Anxiety and Reading in the Classroom”
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm PT - Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST - Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D. & Amie Grills, Ph.D.
“Classroom Strategies to Address Anxiety in Children who Struggle with Reading”
Brehm Preparatory School
The Howard School
The Schenck School
The Southport School
Currey Ingram Academy
Delaware Valley Friends School
The New Community School
The Summit School
Paula Tallal, Ph.D.
UCSF Dyslexia Center