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Maryanne Wolf      

Literacy Advocate & Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice

Maryanne Wolf is a literacy advocate who completed her doctorate at Harvard University. She works in cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistics on the reading brain, language, and dyslexia.

The author of more than 160 scientific articles, she designed the RAVE-O reading intervention for children with dyslexia and co-authored the RAN/RAS naming speed tests, a major predictor of dyslexia across all languages. Among her awards are the Fulbright Fellowship, the Chapman University Presidential Fellow, the Norman Geschwind and Samuel Orton Awards, and the Distinguished Teacher of the Year awards from the state and national American Psychological Association.

She was a Fellow and Research Affiliate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is currently working with members of the Dyslexia Center in the UCSF School of Medicine and the faculty at Chapman University on issues related to dyslexia and is an External Advisor to the International Monetary Fund, a research advisor to the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation, and a frequent speaker at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

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Dear Reader: PW Talks with Maryanne Wolf

In Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (Harper, Aug.), neuroscientist Wolf examines the effects of digital media on how we read and think ...

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