Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Institute of Health Professions, Massachusetts General Hospital; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Lab; 2014 winner of the "Transforming Education Through Neuroscience" Award from the Learning & the Brain Foundation and the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society; Co-Author, "Socioeconomic Status and Reading Outcomes: Neurocognitive and Behavioral Correlates" (2022, PsyArXiv) and "Anxiety, Motivation, and Competence in Mathematics and Reading for Children With and Without Learning Difficulties" (2021, Frontiers in Psychology)


Teaching Struggling Brains

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 18-20, 2022


The Science of Struggling Brains: The Effects of Stress, SES, Motivation, and Competence on Children in Reading and Math

The Neuroscience of Reading

Online Institute  July 25-29, 2022

Brain Plasticity and Reading

Online Seminar  December 10, 2022-N/A

Calming Anxious Brains

Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 19-21, 2021

Reading & Summer Slide

Brain Science, Reading, and Dyslexia: From Research, to Practice, to the Summer Slide

The Neuroscience of Reading

Online Institute  June 28-July 2, 2021

Improving Reading With Executive Functions

Online Seminar  September 18, 2020-N/A

Learning How to Learn

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA  November 22-24, 2019

Reading and Intervention

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Reading and Intervention

Educating Mindful Minds

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY  April 19-21, 2018

Reading Difficulties

Research for Educators and Practitioners on the Neuroscience of Reading Difficulties