Symposium Meetings: From Bench to Policy and Practice

The Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center holds an annual Spring Symposium featuring national experts in dyslexia research and policy. This is an opportunity to hear about preliminary research supported by the Schwab Innovation Funds. Click here for video links.

The theme of the 2022 symposium was Using Bench and Applied Science to Support Diverse Learners in Reading and Math. The agenda included:

Reports from the Co-Directors:

  • Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini, MD, PhD: Updates on Implementation of the Phenotype Study, the Bench To School Initiative, and the Multitudes Project
  • Stephen Hinshaw, PhD: ADHD in Girls: Underachievement, LD, and Stigma

Innovation Fund topics will include:

  • Ting Qi, PhD: Cortical Folding of the Left Superior Temporal Cortex Associated with Acoustic Edge Perception in Developmental Dyslexia
  • Sladjana Lukic, PhD: Investigating Auditory Verbal Short-term Memory in Dyslexia
  • Sandhya Kannan, BA: The Effect of Bilingualism on Language Measures in a Cohort of Children with Dyslexia
  • Courtney Gallen, PhD: Closed-Loop Digital Attention Intervention Improves Attention and Reading in Students with Learning Differences


  • Resha Conroy, MS, MPA, Race and Dyslexia: Barriers to Diagnosis for Black Children
  • Lillian Durán, PhDExploring Dyslexia Screening Approaches with Spanish Speaking Students: Understanding the Critical Roles of Home Language Exposure and Language of Instruction​
  • Pedro Pinheiro-Chagas, PhDNeurocognitive Mechanisms of Elementary Mathematics​

Video links from our 2021 meeting can be found here: Day One and Day Two.

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