CE Credits


Please read the following information regarding CE requirements:

Certificates of attendance are suitable for use to meet professional development requirements for educators and clinicians. Attendees can earn up to 20 contact hours of credit by attending the four-day institute. See details on the number of hours and types of credit below.


In order to receive any professional development credits, you must fill out the evaluation/learning outcomes questionnaire and leave the form with institute staff. Certificates will be emailed to you 2-3 weeks after the institute.

You can also receive additional credits by writing a paper on how you applied what you learned. For more details and questions, contact the CE Director, Kristin Dunay at (781) 449-4010 ext. 104.


CE Available Credits:


Credits for Speech/Language Pathologists:


ASHA logoThe program offers 1.80 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).



The Neuroscience of Reading: Using Research to Understand Reading Acquisition and Disorders


SLP participants will be able to:

  • Describe the brain basis of typical reading acquisition and reading disorders, such as dyslexia
  • Explore the recent advances in the psychological basis of reading difficulty
  • Interpret education neuroscience results and understand how neuroimaging tools work
  • Discuss neuroscience research to help predict reading outcomes and the response to interventions
  • Define how reading acquisition and disorders differ across languages
  • Evaluate the relevance of neuroscience research for students and teachers and how to be a critical consumer of neuroscience regarding the reading brain


John D.E. Gabrieli, PhD, is a neuroscientist at MIT and a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. He is a faculty member in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Director of the Martinos Imaging Center and a Member of the Faculty of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of EducationFinancial disclosure – Dr. Gabrieli is receiving an honorarium for his presentation. Non-financial disclosure – Dr. Gabrieli has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Joanna D. Christodoulou, EdD, works at the intersection of education and neuroscience.  She is an Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and a Research Affiiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has led professional development sessions internationally for a range of audiences and topics related to educational neuroscience. Financial disclosure – Dr. Christodoulou is receiving an honorarium for her presentation. Non-financial disclosure – Dr. Christodoulou has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.






Credits for Psychologists and School Psychologists:


Public Information Resources, Inc. (PIRI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PIRI maintains responsibility for the program. Psychologists and school psychologists must complete the evaluation form in their program book in order to receive credits. This program will provide 20 hours of CEs.

Credits for Certified Counselors:

Public Information Resources, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  This program will provide 20 hours of CEs. 


Credits for Educators: State Department of Education:

PIRI is able to provide credits that qualify for the education departments in most states and are accepted by most districts. You may wish to check whether your state's Department of Education requires special approved provider status. PIRI is a specifically approved provider in the Departments of Education in the states of TX and CT.

Credits for School Social Workers:

Public Information Resources, Inc., has applied for up to 20 Category I credits to social workers through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) collaborative through Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work.


Credits for Educational Therapists:

Public Information Resources, Inc. is approved to provide continuing education credits for Education Therapists through The Association of Educational Therapists (AET). This program will provide 20 hours of CEs. 

Certificate of Attendance: 

Public Information Resources, Inc. will provide a certificate of attendance for 20 hours for participation in this program.