Schwab DCDC Spring Symposium 2022: Using Bench and Applied Science to Support Diverse Learners in Reading and Math

The Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center held its annual Spring Symposium in on April 13th 2022 featuring national experts in dyslexia research and policy, and a welcome by California Governor Gavin Newsom








This was an opportunity to hear about preliminary research supported by the Schwab Innovation Funds.

The theme of this year's 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









  • Lillian Durán, PhDExploring Dyslexia Screening Approaches with Spanish Speaking Students: Understanding the Critical Roles of Home Language Exposure and Language of Instruction​