DVFriends Speaker Series

DVFriends Fall/Winter 2023-24 Speaker presentations:
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October 19, 2023, at 7:00 pm

Experience Dyslexia®, A Simulation

Presented by The Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA)

A powerful, immersive experience for parents/guardians, teachers, and other professional educators that shows what it’s like to navigate the world with dyslexia.



Max Stossel

November 16, 2023, at 7:00 pm

Max Stossel, Social Media and Your Kids

Max Stossel from Social Awakening will illustrate some of the specific ways technology is designed to be addictive & distracting, highlight how that's impacting our kids’ minds, and give recommendations on how to address some of the challenges you and your family are facing. This presentation concludes with open space to discuss what’s working and not working in our households.





Elizabeth HambletJanuary 18, 2024, at 7:00 pm (Virtual Presentation)

Elizabeth Hamblet, Preparing Students with Disabilities for Successful College Transition

Elizabeth Hamblet is a recognized author and speaker sharing practical advice drawn from her 20+ years as a college-level learning disabilities specialist with parents/guardians and educators on how to help LD students make a successful transition from high school to college.





Dr. Ned HallowellOctober 24, 2024, at 7:00 pm (Virtual Presentation)

Dr. Ned Hallowell

DVFriends is pleased to welcome back one of our favorite speakers and well-known expert on ADHD, Dr. Ned Hallowell, for a Zoom presentation on his new book due out this fall. Stay tuned for more details.


About DVFriends Speaker Series


DVFriends annual Speaker Series brings experts in the world of learning differences to our community. These speakers and the insights they share provide information and resources to our families, faculty, and staff. We also invite educators, professionals, and families outside of our school community to join these presentations as part of the outreach component of our school’s mission. In order for these sessions to be accessible to all, our speaker series events are always free and open to the public.

Past speakers include:

  • Larry Silver, M.D. on Dyslexia and ADHD
  • Journey Into Dyslexia film with Alan and Susan Raymond, and panelists: Tracy Johnson, Jeff Adams, Damien Fozard, Mary Katherine Ortale, Bill Keeney
  • Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D.
  • Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz
  • Rosalind Wiseman, Ph.D. on anti-bullying
  • Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of My Dyslexia
  • Screenagers film with panelists: A. Michael Blanche, Bob Sager, Jason Seggern, Julien Crowe, Lisa Adams
  • Russell Barkley, Ph.D. on ADHD
  • Katherine Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. on student anxiety
  • Sarah Ward, MS, CCC/SLP on executive function (2014, 2016, 2021)
  • Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. on executive function
  • Anne Ford and John Richard Thompson on raising a child with a learning difference
  • Toby Tomlinson Baker, Ph. D. on college accommodations for LDs
  • Jerome Schultz, Ph.D. on ADHD and anxiety
  • Megan Fairchild, CALT on Orton Gillingham language remediation
  • Khalil Munir, one man show 1pound, 4Ounces
  • Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell on Unlocking the Strengths of the ADHD Brain
For additional information, contact Lisa Howell, Director of Marketing & Communications at [email protected].