Spring Symposia 2021: From Bench to Policy and Practice

The Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center held its first two-day symposium in spring 2021, featuring national experts in dyslexia research and policy. This was also an opportunity to hear about preliminary research supported by the Schwab Innovation Funds.

Our first day, April 2, 2021, featured presentations on bench research on dyslexia and related topics of cognitive diversity. Our plenary speaker was John Gabrieli, Ph.D., Director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute, and Grover Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.

Our second day, April 30th, featured presentations on applied research, policy, and practice regarding dyslexia and related topics of cognitive diversity. Our plenary speaker was Linda Darling-Hammond, EdD, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, created to provide high-quality research for policies that enable equitable and empowering education for each and every child.