Conference Presentations

*Denotes student supervised work

Upcoming Conferences/Workshops

Christodoulou, J.A. (2016, April). KeynoteSession 1, Session 2. First Nations Schools Association, Vancouver, Canada. 

Reading, Intervention, & Brain Plasticity

Christodoulou, J.A. (2016, April). Reading Development in Atypical Readers: Neuroscience, Intervention, & Compensation Perspectives. 23rd Butters-Kaplan West Coast Neuropsychology Conference, San Diego, CA. 

Christodoulou, J.A. (2016, February). Cognitive neuroscience of reading: Core knowledge. Workshop at the Learning and the Brain Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Gabrieli, J.D.E. & Christodoulou, J.A. (2014, July). Neuroscience of reading development and difficulties. Learning and the Brain Workshop, Cambridge, MA.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2014, March). The science of reading: Brain and behavior myths. Invited presentation, 29th Annual Learning Differences Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Christodoulou, J.A., Cyr, A., Murtagh, J., Chang, P., Halverson, K., Hook, P., Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2014, July). Impact of intensive summer reading intervention for early elementary school children with Dyslexia. In J.A. Christodoulou (Chair), Understanding the role of summer activities for reading development and difficulties, Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading, Santa Fe, New Mexico, US.

Katzir, T., De Bode, S. & Christodoulou, J.A. (2014, March). The right reading brain. British Dyslexia Association International Conference, Guildford, UK.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, November). Behavioral and neural correlates of typical and atypical reading fluency. Invited presentation, Brain, Mind, and Fluency Conference, Society, Haifa, Israel.

Katzir, T., & Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, November). Reading fluency and the right reading brain. Invited presentation, Brain, Mind, and Fluency Conference, Society, Haifa, Israel.

Katzir, T., DeBode, S., & Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, June). The right reading brain: Reading after a left hemispherectomy. International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities Conference, Boston, MA.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, May). Advances in the cognitive neuroscience of reading intervention. Invited presentation, International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, Quito, Ecuador.

Katzir, T., DeBode, S., & Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, March). Half a brain: Neuroplasticity in the reading brain. The Jerusalem International Conference on Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Modifiability, Israel.

Reading Fluency & Comprehension Behavioral Research

Mancilla-Martinez, J., Christodoulou, J.A., & Shabaker, M. (2013, February). Risk factors in preschool children's preliteracy development. Pacific Coast Research Conference (PCRC), San Diego, CA.

Mancilla-Martinez, J., Christodoulou, J.A., & Shabaker, M. (2012, November). Spanish-speaking preschool children's vocabulary development. Literacy Research Association (LRA), San Diego, CA.

Christodoulou, J.A., Kieffer, M., Bloomfield, A., Del Tufo, S.N., Saxler, P., Lymberis, J., Cosman, S., Geiger, G., Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2012). Time to Read: Relationships between rapid naming automaticity, word fluency, and text fluency and reading comprehension. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Montreal.

Mancilla-Martinez, J., Kieffer, M., Christodoulou, J.A., Biancarosa, G., Snow, C. (2007). The Simple View grows up: Investigating the development of English reading comprehension among adolescent language minority learners. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Prague, Czech Republic. 

Kieffer, M., Biancarosa, G., Christodoulou, J.A., Mancilla-Martinez, J., Snow, C. (2007). Shades of struggle: Heterogeneity among urban adolescent struggling comprehenders. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

Biancarosa, G., Mancilla-Martinez, J., Kieffer, M.J., Christodoulou, J.A., Snow, C. (2006). Exploring the heterogeneity of English reading comprehension difficulties among Spanish-speaking middle school students. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Vancouver, Canada.

Christodoulou, J.A. & Alivisatos, M. (2004). The naming speed deficit: An analysis of Greek readers. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Amsterdam, NL.

Christodoulou, J.A., Jeffery, J., Morris, R., Wolf, M., & Lovett, M. (2003). Language profiles and comprehension skills of three-impaired reader subtypes. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Denver, CO.

Reading Fluency & Comprehension Neuroimaging Research

Christodoulou, J.A., Walker, L.M., Del Tufo, S.N., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Chang. B.S. (2011). Gray matter heterotopia in an epileptic brain malformation are functionally connected to overlying cortex. American Neurological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Christodoulou, J.A., Del Tufo, S.N., Lymberis, J., Saxler, P., Ghosh, S.S., Triantafyllou, C., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Neural correlates of reading fluency in dyslexia and typical reading. Symposium on Automaticity and Fluency. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, FL.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2011). Case studies in brain development: Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia. Symposium on The right reading brain: What have we learned about the role of the right hemisphere in language and reading development? International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, San Diego, CA.

Christodoulou, J.A., Del Tufo, S., Saxler, P., Lymberis, J., Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Neural systems supporting text reading fluency in dyslexia. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Del Tufo*, S., Christodoulou, J.A., Saxler, P., Lymberis, J., Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Neural correlates of reading fluency development. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Christodoulou, J.A., O’Loughlin, P., Lymberis, J., Del Tufo, S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Neural correlates of reading fluency. Nanosymposium, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Lymberis*, J., Christodoulou, J.A., O’Loughlin, P., Del Tufo, S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Neural correlates of rapid automatized reading. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Christodoulou, J.A. & Alivisatos, M. (2004). The naming speed deficit: An analysis of Greek readers. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Amsterdam, NL. 

Reading and Phonology Research

Pollack, C., Christodoulou, J.A., Luk, G. (2013, April). Meta-analysis of functional reading systems in readers with and without dyslexia In different languages. Poster presentation, Annual Conference, Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), San Francisco, CA.

Christodoulou, J.A., Kovelman, I., Norton, E.S., King, L., Del Tufo, S., Gaab, N., Triantafyllou, C., Lieberman, D.A., Lymberis, J., O’Loughlin, P., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Wolf, M., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Developmental dissociation between brain regions for phonological awareness. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Boston, MA. 

Christodoulou, J.A., Kovelman, I., Norton, E.S., Triantafyllou, C., Lieberman, D.A., Lymberis, J., O'Loughlin, P., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Wolf, M., Gaab, N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Auditory and visual phonological processing between children with and without developmental dyslexia. International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Del Tufo*, S., Christodoulou, J.A., Lymberis, J., O’Loughlin, P., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Phonological processing via print and pictures: Differentiating neural correlates of fMRI rhyming tasks. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Reading Development Research

Christodoulou, J.A., Gaab, N., Kovelman, I., Lieberman, D.A., Weinberg, A., Hostetter, M.K., Norton, E., Reisner, S., Triantafyllou, C., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2007). Learning to read changes the developing brain: Orthographic processing in prereaders and readers. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (Abstract also selected for Press Book submission)

Katzir, T., O’Rourke, A.G., Krey, L., Christodoulou, J.A. (2003). How do you spell read? The relationship of orthographic recognition to reading-related processes. Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Translational Work

Christodoulou, J.A. (2014, October). Speaker at the Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank, Seattle, WA.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2014, October). Cognitive neuroscience of reading: Making sense of research on typical development, dyslexia, and case studies. Keynote speaker at the National Institute of Learning Development, Seattle, WA.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, October). Scientific literacy for educators: Understanding neuroimaging results. Invited presentation, Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association, Burlington, VT.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, October). Cognitive neuroscience of reading: Typical development, dyslexia, and case studies. Invited presentation, Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association, Burlington, VT.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, October). Cognitive neuroscience of reading: Neuroplasticity, interventions, and cross-linguistic perspectives. Invited presentation, Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association, Burlington, VT.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, August). Time to Read. Invited presentation, The Center for Biological & Computational Learning (CBCL) (Poggio Lab), MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, July). Converging sciences in developmental disabilities. Invited Lecture, Future of Learning Workshop, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Gabrieli, J.D.E. & Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, July). Neuroscience of reading. Learning and the Brain Workshop, Cambridge, MA.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, July). Converging sciences in developmental disabilities. Invited Lecture, Future of Learning Workshop, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, April). Can neuroscience help inform diagnosis and intervention practices? Invited presentation, Annual Conference, Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Framingham, MA.

Christodoulou, J.A. (2013, April). Predicting reading outcomes for struggling students. In J.A. Christodoulou & M.H. Immordino-Yang (Co-Chairs), Innovations in Education Neuroscience Symposium, American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Sylvan*, L. & Christodoulou, J.A. (2010). Understanding the role of neuroscience in brain-based products: A guide for educators and consumers. American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.