Jenny M. Thomson

Jenny M. Thomson

Jenny M. Thomson
United Kingdom
j.m.thomson@sheffield.ac.uk
MC Member – WG1, WG2

My background is in dyslexia research and clinical practice. My PhD, from University College London, looked at causal mechanisms of dyslexia. My interests have now shifted to the interactions between an individual’s cognitive reading profile and text modality (including digital formats). While working at Harvard Graduate School of Education I began a collaboration with Dr. Matthew Schneps where we looked at the advantages for reading comprehension/fluency afforded by smartphone-size devices for subgroups of students with dyslexia. I am on the Reading Subcommittee of the US federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), specifically tasked with advising on the transition to digital administration in 2017.

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