Dyslexia and Literacy:

Friday, October, 15th 2021

Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals

“Dyslexia, Literacy, & Vulnerable Student Populations:
The science, policy, and culturally responsive practice”


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.  In-Person viewing will be announced in the future.

2021 MGH Institute of Health Conference Sessions

Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD

Associate Professor, Director of the BEAM Lab
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Poverty, the Brain, and Early Literacy Development

Julie Washington Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor of Education
University of California, Irvine

Re-thinking Over and Underrepresentation of Black, Latinx and American Indian Students in Special Education

Gwendolyn Cartledge, Ph.D.

Professor of Physical Activities and Educational Services
The Ohio State University

Who Are Vulnerable Students?


Assessing Children who are Historically Underserved: Understanding and Adjusting for Inherent Complexities

Rachel R. Romeo, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscientist, and Clinical Speech-Language Pathologist

Deleware University

The Relationships between Language Development, Early Literacy, and Socioeconomic Status (SES)

Carla Stanford, M.Ed.

Ed.D. Candiate
University of California, Irvine

Culturally Responsive Reading in the Classroom: Teaching Beyond the Instruction

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.

Diamond Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

AIM Academy

Atlanta Speech School

The Howard School

The Windward School

Westmark School

Platinum Sponsor

Jemicy School

The Southport School


Silver Sponsors

Brehm Preparatory School
Camperdown Academy
Currey Ingram Academy
Delaware Valley Friends School
Literacy How
The New Community School
The Roig Academy
The Schenck School
Spring Valley School
The Summit School


Bronze Sponsors

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Paula Tallal, Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside