Reading in the Rockies 2018 – Our Speakers

Maximizing Learning for Every Student



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We are very pleased to announce our two National Keynote speakers!

Melissa Lee Farrall, Ph.D.

Dr. Melissa Farrall is the author of Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition, and the co-author of All About Tests & Assessments published by Wrightslaw. Melissa Farrall presently works as the program manager for evaluation at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston,Vermont. She has also worked as an educational consultant for St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH. She taught the structure of language at Simmons College in Boston, MA, and at The Reading Institute in Williamstown, MA.

Dr. Farrall received her doctorate from Brown University in 1981 in the area of Slavic Linguistics. She received her Master’s Degree from Rivier College in Learning Disabilities in 1994, and her certification as a Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning in 1999. Dr. Farrall worked as a learning disability specialist in the public schools for several years. She has worked with the International Dyslexia Association at both the national and branch levels.

Dr. Farrall is presenting on Friday, October 12th

Charles Haynes, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Charles Haynes is a professor and clinical supervisor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions​ ​in Boston. He has a Master of Science in speech-language pathology and received his doctorate in reading, language, and learning disabilities from Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Dr. Haynes has over thirty years of experience teaching children and adolescents with dyslexia, conducts research on predictors of spoken-written language relationships, and has received several awards for his teaching. He has authored over forty publications on applied and theoretical topics related to language learning development and disabilities. In fall of 2014, the International Dyslexia Association presented him with the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field and for his support of persons with dyslexia and related language learning difficulties.

Charles Haynes is presenting on Saturday, October 13th


We are thrilled to have these superb speakers and more at Reading in the Rockies 2018.