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Access to the Experts Series

AIM Institute is committed to building the knowledge base of both professionals and parents in the most recent advances in cognitive science, teaching methodologies, and best practices in literacy for students with learning challenges.

Our annual Access to the Experts Professional Development and Community Speaker Series ensure that parents, teachers, administrators of educational institutions, and faculty at colleges and universities who educate future teachers have full access to the most recent advances in cognitive science and teaching methodologies.

We believe that our focus in areas of continuing translational research and access to top researchers, as well as, our work with educators to convert this research to practice will make a true difference in educational outcomes for students.

Van Cleave - Access to the Experts

2019-2020 Professional Development Series

Anxiety & Adolescents
Dr. Jennifer Jackson Holden
Thursday, August 29, 2019
8:30 am - 11:30 am ET
Cost: Free Community Event

Building the Content-Area Literacy Skills of Students with Reading Difficulty
Dr. Devin Kearns
Monday, November 11, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $125

Language Skills and Learning to Read: Making Links between Research and Practice
Dr. Kate Nation
Saturday, May 2, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Cost: $95

All sessions are available online when possible and held in-person at AIM Academy, located at 1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428. Click here for driving directions to the school. Discounted hotel rooms are available for attendees of AIM Institute programming along with shuttle service. Click here for details.

For more information on our Access to the Experts Speakers Series, please contact us at 215-483-2461 or

Past Access to the Experts Speakers have included:

William van Cleave - From Words to Works: Developing Writing Skills in Students of All Stages

Marilyn Zecher - Multisensory Math

Dr. Gary Troia - Supporting Struggling Students in Disciplinary Writing

Dr. Jeffrey Black - Orthographic Processing: A Subcomponent or Subtype of Dyslexia

Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling - Differences That Matter: Common Profiles of Reading Difficulty
and their Value for Educators

Many of our Access to the Experts Speakers spent time during their visits to AIM being interviewed for a Teachable Moments video conversing with faculty and student interviewers.

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