Reading Fluency and Dyslexia: The Science and the Practice

Friday, October 27th, 2023

Our conference will be available virtually and in person, streaming live from the MGH Institute in Boston, MA.

Dr. Joanna Christodoulou

Associate Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Neuroscience of reading and reading fluency


William Baker Jr. Founder of The Dyslexia Foundation and Nonquitt

A tribute to Will Baker

President and Founder of TDF

Dr. David Chard

Dean and Professor
Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Research related to reading fluency and reading fluency instruction

Dr. Elizabeth Norton

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Northwestern University

Cognitive/linguistic aspects of reading fluency

Dr. Maryanne Wolf

Director of the Center for Dyslexia,
Diverse Learners, and
Social Justice at the UCLA

Fluency intervention

8:45 - 9:00 am - Welcome and Opening Statements
9:00 - 10:15 am - Dr. Joanna Christodoulou

“Neuroscience of reading and reading fluency”

A Tribute to Will Baker - 10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45 am - Break
10:45 - 12:00 pm - Dr. David Chard

“Research related to reading fluency and reading fluency instruction”

Lunch- 12:00 - 12:45 pm
12:45 - 2:00 pm - Dr. Elizabeth Norton

“Cognitive/linguistic aspects of reading fluency”

2:00 - 3:15 pm - Dr. Maryanne Wolf

“Fluency intervention”

3:15 pm - Closing Remarks

Dr.Tiffany Hogan

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Brehm Preparatory School
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Literacy How
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Spring Valley School
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Bronze Sponsors

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
MGH Institute of Health Professions

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