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National Scientific Advisory Council

The National Scientific Advisory Council is composed of scholars and experts from the sciences of healthy brain development, language acquisition and the Deep Reading Brain. Individually and collectively, they consult and collaborate to shape practices and content of the Atlanta Speech School, its Rollins Center for Language & Literacy and Rollins’ online learning platform, the Cox Campus.

Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD: Boston Medical Center

Dina Castro, MPH, PhD: UNT, NAEYC

Deborah R. Glaser, EdD: Founder, Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools

Walter Gilliam, PhD: Yale School of Medicine

Margie Gillis, EdD: Literacy How and Haskins Lab at Yale University

Iheoma U. Iruka: Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, UNC

Shabnam Jain, MD, MPH: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Ami Klin, PhD: Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta

Louisa Moats, EdD: LETRS

Laura Rhinehart, PhD: UCLA

Joshua Sparrow, MD: Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Harvard University

Julie Washington, PhD: GSU

Maryanne Wolf, EdD: UCLA