Dr. Maryanne Wolf – From Lab to Classroom: New Directions in Dyslexia Research

  • 08:30 AM
  • Mantra Parramatta, Cnr Parkes St & Valentine Ave, Parramatta
  • or phone (03) 9890 6138

Learning Difficulties Australia

in conjunction with SPELD NSW


Dr. Maryanne Wolf

From the Lab to the Classroom:

New Directions in Dyslexia Research



Monday 14 August 2017

Mantra Parramatta, Cnr Parkes St. & Valentine Ave. Parramatta

This presentation will describe some of the most transformative studies in neuroscience-based research on dyslexia to appear in the last two years. Three directions will be emphasized: implications of the reading brain for reading methods; the prediction and early diagnosis of dyslexia subtypes; and targeted intervention in dyslexia, highlighting the translation of findings into insights for the classroom.

Maryanne Wolf, Director of the Center for Reading and Language and Associate Professor of Child Development at Tufts University, received her doctorate from Harvard University where she began her work in cognitive neuroscience and developmental psycholinguistics on the reading brain, literacy’s development, and dyslexia. Her many awards include the International Dyslexia Association’s highest honours and the 2016 LDA AJLD Eminent Researcher Award. She is the author of over 140 scientific publications and of RAVE-O, an intervention program for struggling readers. Her 2016 book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century, introduces the reading brain and a new conceptualisation of dyslexia


8.15 am                       Registration
9.00 am – 12.45pm    Dr Maryanne Wolf / morning tea provided

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Getting there: The hotel will provide reduced rate parking as available. There is a parking station across the street and another around the corner. The Parramatta train station is 2 minutes walk.

Completing “From the Lab to the Classroom” will contribute 3 hours and 30 minutes of NESA registered professional learning addressing 2.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher accreditation in NSW.

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LDA has a ‘no refund’ cancellation policy. The exception would be if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred from one person to another if required, with written notification to LDA of any changes.

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