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

Lodging Available

Meyer & Renee Luskin
Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles 90095


2020 UCLA Medical School Conference Sessions

Amy Margolis, Ph. D.

Columbia University

Division of Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry

Full Session Video

Vincent P. Culotta, Ph. D., ABN

NeuroBehavioral Associates

Full Session Video

Amie Grills, Ph.D.

Boston University

Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Full Session Video

Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin

Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

Full Session Video

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.



7:25 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”

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