Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D.,
renowned cognitive neuroscientist, has pioneered ground-breaking research that has led to major advances in dyslexia testing and treatment. She is the director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and a professor of child development in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development.
Featuring: Dr. Maryanne Wolf
Internationally recognized literacy and dyslexia expert
On March 14, Dr. Wolf will explain how examining the history of literacy and the development of the reading brain circuit provides new information on how best to teach early reading and how to reconceptualize dyslexia and its interventions. It also gives a different context for understanding the strengths and limitations of digital reading and how the digital culture might change the next generation.
Dr. Wolf received her doctorate from Harvard University, where she began her work on the neurological underpinnings of reading, language and dyslexia. Most recently, she has conducted studies in reading intervention, early prediction, fluency and naming speed, cross-linguistic studies of reading and the relationship between entrepreneurial talents and dyslexia.
The author of numerous scientific publications, Dr. Wolf's most recent book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (HarperCollins, 2007) was written for the general public and translated into 13 languages. Described as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly, it received the Marek Award from the New York International Dyslexia Association for the best book of the year on reading.