UCSF | UCB Schwab Dyslexia & Cognitive Diversity Center Spring Symposia 2021, Day 2

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

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

Our plenary speaker will be 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 will include:

  • Justice-Involved with Language-based & Learning Disorders: 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

Register for Day Two here

Watch presentations from Day One here. Topics include bench research on dyslexia and related topics of cognitive diversity.

Friday, April 30 at 9:00am to 1:00pm

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