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Joanna Christoduoluo Ph.D.

Dr. Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience.

She holds positions of Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions and Research Affiliate at MIT. She has taught courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Psychology Department. Her research explores the brain-behavior relationship of reading and language. 

Louise Spear-Swerling Ph.D.

Louise Spear-Swerling is Professor of Special Education and Area Coordinator of
the Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities at Southern Connecticut State University,
in New Haven CT. Before coming to SCSU, she worked as a general and special
educator in K-12 public schools. Her primary research interests involve children’s
literacy development across the K-to- 12 grade span; common types of literacy
difficulties; and teachers’ knowledge base and preparation for teaching reading. She has
written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these topics, as
well as several books. Her latest book is The power of RTI and reading profiles: A
blueprint for solving reading problems, published by Brookes. Currently she serves on
the editorial boards of Reading Psychology, TEACHING Exceptional Children, and
Annals of Dyslexia. In addition, for many years she has prepared both general and special
educators to teach literacy, including managing and supervising a tutoring program that
pairs preservice teacher candidates with elementary students who are struggling in

Madalyne Marie Hymas

Madalyne Marie Hymas is a professional artist with a creative focus in fine art + graphic design. Her work, THE DYSLEXIC ADVANTAGE, won a prestigious Award of Excellence from The Kennedy Center + has been displayed at the Smithsonian + throughout the U.S. Madalyne earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University. She has always had an interest in learning, traveling, + helping others find their strengths. Even before she discovered her talent for art, Madalyne found ways to cultivate her creativity. Today you will most likely find her creating art, cooking, or rearranging her house. 

Mark Seidenberg Ph.D.

Mark S. Seidenberg is Vilas Research Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), and author of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It (Basic Books, 2017).

Seidenberg is a cognitive neuroscientist who has studied reading and dyslexia since the disco era. His research focuses on how children learn to read and the bases of skilled reading and reading impairments, and on language structure, acquisition, and processing.

His book provides an overview of advances in understanding the behavioral, computational and neural bases of reading, and examines the disconnection between this research and educational practice, and how it might be overcome.


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