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Literacy/ Reading, Dyslexia and the Brain

A webcast in honor of The Dyslexia Lab’s 25th Anniversary

In order to stop the suffering of children who experience reading failure, The Dyslexia Foundation is expanding its efforts to help children and adults learn to read through its annual web casting conferences providing information on the most recent evidence-based assessments and programs.

We need to educate parents, teachers and doctors how to identify children at risk and to use the most effective methods available.

Our goal is to reach 50,000 people worldwide.

Web-cast Conference:

To educate parent, teachers and future teachers (undergraduate and graduate students) at various universities around the country and through TDF's web casting, on how the brain learns and to demonstrate and implement the newest evidence-based reading approaches and assessments.This year's conference will be broadcasted from Boston.


October 24, 2007
9:40AM  - 9:50AM  

Introduction of the Conference Moderator - Dr. Drake Duane
William Baker, Jr. - The Dyslexia Foundation

Boston, MA, USA

9:50 AM - 11:15AM

25-year History Of What We Have Learned About The Brain As It Relates To Reading And Dyslexia

Dr. Albert Galaburda - Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Behavioral Neurology
BIDMC, Boston, MA - USA

11:25 AM - 12:10PM

Genetics of Dyslexia 
Dr. Anthony Monaco - University of Oxford                                          
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Planning and Resouces
Head of the Neurogenetics Laboratory
Oxford, England

12:20 AM - 1:10PM

fMRI Research - What the Future Holds

Dr. Ken Pugh - Yale University
President Haskins Labs
Director of Research
Haskins Labs, New Haven, CT, USA

 1:15 AM  - 2:15 AM LUNCH
 2:15 AM  - 3:00PM 

Literacy/Reading and Dyslexia - Why We Need Evidence Based/Peered Review Practices in Reading  in the Schools                                          

Dr. Peggy McCardle - National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Chief of Child Development & Behavior Branch
Bethesda, MD, USA

 3:10PM  - 4:05PM    

What are Evidence Based/Peer Reviewed Practices in Reading           

Dr. Tami Katzir - University of Haifa
Assistant Professor - Dept. of LD
Haifa, Israel

4:15PM  - 5:15PM 

Examples of Evidenced-Based Practices in Reading                                            

Dr. Maryanne Wolf - Tufts University
Director, Center for Reading and Language Research
Medford, MA, USA

5:25PM  - 5:35PM    Closing Comments

TDF'S Mission Statement
To promote scientific breakthroughs in the early detection, prevention and remediation of dyslexia and related reading difficulties.
To disseminate new findings and deploy new evidence based approaches.
To prevent the suffering caused by reading failure and unlock the full potential of children and adults with dyslexia so that they may contribute to our society.



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