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Penelope Collins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Education
School of Education

Penelope Collins is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Her research examines the development of language and literacy skills for children from linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the early identification of children at-risk for reading difficulties. Currently, she is involved in ongoing projects on effective instructional interventions and the use of technology to promote academic success for English learners in elementary, middle and secondary school.

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Dyslexia and Literacy Conference Archives
- University of California Los Angeles - 2018

The Dyslexia Foundation's conference Dyslexia and Literacy: Differences within Differences; was held at UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center on February 15th, 2018.  Previews of the sessions from the October 2017 conference can be viewed below.  Full session recordings will be available soon.

Laurie Cutting, Ph.D.
Introduction to: Neurological Differences in Dyslexia and Literacy

Full Session Recording

Penelope Collins, Ph.D.
Introduction to: Dyslexia and English Language Learners: The Variations among Different Learners

Full Session Recording

Nicole Patton-Terry, Ph.D.
Introduction to: Issue Differences Among African-American Students

Full Session Recording

Barbara Wilson, M.Ed.
Introduction to: Foundation of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia: Implications for Early Interventions

Full Session Recording

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Special Thanks and Acknowledgement
Westmark School
for their support of this conference.


Brehm Preparatory School
Neuhaus Educational Center
Wilson Language Training


AIM Academy
Athena Academy
Camperdown Academy
Carroll School
Currey Ingram Academy
The Howard School
Jemicy School
Marburn Academy
The New Community School
The Schenck School
The Southport School
The Summit School
Westmark School


UCSF Dyslexia Center, San Francisco, CA