Spring Conference

 Saturday, March 5th, 2022

Timothy N. Odegard

The Elephant in the Room: Grappling with Dyslexia


The chorus of voices has returned to expose their thoughts on the state of literacy in the nation’s schools. These voices have once again struck a dissonant chord – each exposing their perspective on the nature of the problems we face and their solutions. This presentation will address reading disability and dyslexia within the context of these times. It will focus on what is settled science and what challenges arise when attempting to translate this science into policy and practice.


Tim Odegard, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and holds the Katherine Davis Murfree Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. He also leads the efforts of the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia. He also serves as Editor- in-Chief of Annals of Dyslexia. Before joining the faculty at MTSU, Tim served on the faculty at the University of Texas Arlington and UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. In addition to being a research scientist, Tim is a reading therapist, having completed a two-year dyslexia specialist training program at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas during his NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship.

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