The Science of Reading

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:30pm
Rayburn House Office Building
Room #2167
Washington, DC 20515
United States

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. ET, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) will moderate a roundtable discussion, titled “The Science of Reading.” This briefing will feature dyslexia advocates, psychologists and educators, and will educate policy staff on the science and methods behind recognizing and addressing dyslexia.


U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, co-chair of the House Dyslexia Caucus

Brent Sopel, Stanley Cup winner and founder of the Sopel Foundation

Dr. Christy Hovanetz, senior policy fellow at ExcelinEd

Katherine Schantz, head of school at Lab School of D.C.

Dr. Gina Forchelli, child psychologist at MassGeneral Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Brett Miller, learning disabilities program director at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development



“The Science of Reading:” a roundtable briefing on how to spot dyslexia in both children and adults, give them the special education they require and help them excel in life.






Tuesday, July 9, 2019
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET


Library of Congress, Members Room




Please RSVP to if you plan on attending, to ensure a reserved seat. A recording of the event will also be available on