University of California Los Angeles

Maryanne Wolf

Speaker 2019 2019 Speaker Breakthrough Day

Maryanne Wolf is the Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. An internationally renowned cognitive neuroscientist and dyslexia specialist, her research and writing revolve around global literacy and the effects of the digital age on our reading abilities. Maryanne’s work explores the decline of deep-reading skills in today’s society and proposes policies as well as solutions for parents and educators to improve the reading skills of children in various age groups. As member of an influential global literacy initiative, she also strives to reduce world poverty by bringing literacy to as many children as possible.

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