Literacy and Dyslexia: Current Research and Practice

January 23rd, 2015 – Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California San Francisco

The focus of the conference will be to provide information to parents and Educators related to evidence-based strategies for reading.  Presenters will be joining us from Harvard Medical School, the Laboratory of Educational Neuroscience, The Summit School and The University of Toronto.

The current agenda follows:

“Defining Dyslexia: Genetic Study, History and Current Status”

Glenn Rosen, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neurology (Neuroscience) at Harvard Medical School


9:30 – 10:00 a.m.



10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

“Neuroimaging Studies in Dyslexia”

To Be Announced


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“When is a Reading Problem Dyslexia: How to Assess for Dyslexia”

Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP, Executive Director, The Summit School, ASHA Fellow


12:00 – 12:45 p.m



12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

“Dyslexia and English Language Learners”

Esther Geva, Professor, University of Toronto


1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

“Intervention in School Settings”

Maureen Lovett, Ph.D., Senior Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health Program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto


2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

“What’s a Teacher or Parent to Do? Suggestions for parents and teachers”

Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP, Executive Director, The Summit School, ASHA Fellow

Check out our full post for a full schedule and registration information for this event.

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General Information:

If you would like to help sponsor either of these events or to help with scholarships for attendees, please contact Will Baker at 941-807-0499.  These events are only made possible through the support of the partnering schools, sponsors and volunteers.

Each of these events require separate registration.  Links to registration can be found under the descriptions of each event or through the links provided here.


Registration: October 2014 Conference at the Harvard Medical School – Reading and Math Disabilities

Registration: January 2015 Conference in University of California San Francisco – Literacy and Dyslexia