Spring Symposia 2021 Day 2: Applied Research, Policy, and Practice

Our second day April 30th featured presentations on applied research, policy, and practice regarding dyslexia and related topics of cognitive diversity.

Both days included updates on studies supported by the Schwab Innovation Funds.

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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. She is past president of the American Educational Research Association and author of more than 30 books and 600 other publications on educational quality and equity, including the award-winning book: The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future. In 2006, she was named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy. She led the Obama education policy transition team in 2008 and the Biden education transition team in 2020. She was appointed President of the California State Board of Education in 2019. Her talk is entitled: Dyslexia in the Classroom: Education, Research, and Policy 







Workshop Presentations included:

Language Disorders: Legal and Social Justice Implications: Dr. Andrea Lollini & Dr. Michelle Porche

Risk and Resilience Amongst Students with Dyslexia: Sarah Manchanda







Research in Psychological and Cognitive Factors Associated with Reading Difficulty: Dr. Robert Hendren, Dr. Stephen Bent, & Bushra Hossain







Experiences of Distance Learning for Students in Special Education: Isabella Brown & G. Lewis Woods