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Dyslexia & Literacy


Wilson Language Training® is among the sponsors of The Dyslexia Foundation’s two upcoming winter conferences.

Each day-long conference is designed to help teachers, practitioners, and parents learn to identify, understand, and provide evidence-based teaching for students who have dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Dyslexia and Literacy: From Neurons to the Classroom will take place February 16 at the Mission Bay Conference Center, University of California, San Francisco.

Matthew State, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine,will deliver opening remarks, and Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP, executive director of The Summit School and formerly of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education, will present closing remarks.

Speakers include: Nadine Gaab, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, on Lesson from Neurology about Dyslexia and Literacy; Hugh Catts, Ph.D., director of the Florida State University School of Communication Science and Disorders (SCSD), on Oral Language Precursors in Literacy: Understanding Dyslexia from a Language Perspective; Melanie Schuele, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University, on Linking Oral Language and Pre- and Early-Literacy Instruction with an Emphasis on Dyslexia Intervention; and Margie B. Gillis, Ed.D., president and founder, Literacyhow, North Haven, CT, on Teaching Strategies for Dyslexia and Literacy.

On March 7, The Dyslexia Foundation will present Literacy, Dyslexia, and Legislative Initiatives at California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus.

Campus Dean Sharon Brown-Welty will deliver opening remarks. Speakers include: Nancy Cushen-White, clinical professor in the department of pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, who will discuss Identifying Dyslexia Clinically and in the Classroom; Fumiko Hoeft, MD, Ph.D., associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and director of the Hoeft Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco, on Identifying Dyslexia from a Neurobiological Perspective; Julie A. Washington, Ph.D., professor and program director in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Georgia, on Literacy, Dyslexia, and Poverty; and Michael Coyne, Ph.D., professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut and research scientist at the university’s Center for Behavioral Education and Research, on Instruction For Students Who Have Dyslexia – What Teachers Need To Know.

For more information or to register for one or both conferences, visit yesread.org.