Access 2 Experts Speaker Series

AIM Institute is committed to building the knowledge base of both parents and professionals 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 Series and Community Speaker Events 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.

2017-2018 Professional Development Series

Session 1 - Orthographic Processing: A Subcomponent or Subtype of Dyslexia?
Session 2 - Looking for a Quick Fix? Controversial Therapies in the Treatment of Language and Learning Disorders
Jeffrey Black, M.D.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Supporting Struggling Students in Disciplinary Writing
Gary A. Troia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Friday, November 3, 2017

Differences That Matter: Common Profiles of Reading Difficulty and their Value to Educators
Louise Spear-Swerling, Ph.D.
Friday, May 4, 2018
9 am - 3 pm EDT

COST: $125 per session ($300 for 3 Part Series)

2017-2018 community speaker SERIES

free Parent-Focused Events

Eye to Eye Think Different Day!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Closed - Recording Available

Steps to Success from High School to College
Elizabeth Hamblet
Wednesday, November 15, 2018

Learning Disability: What the Heck Is It?
Emerson Dickman, J.D.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:30 - 8 pm ET

How Understanding Profiles of Reading Difficulty Can Help You Help Your Child
Louise Spear-Swerling, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:30 - 8 pm ET

COST: FREE - These parent-focused events are open to the public.

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

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration with AIM Institute is required for all training. Payment is refundable up to 21 days prior to the event date, less a $25 processing fee. Cancellations less than 3 weeks prior to the session will be refunded at 50% of tuition rate. Cancellations less than 48 hours before the session will not be refunded. While AIM Institute makes every effort to provide the training sessions on the dates as advertised, they are subject to change without notice. AIM Institute reserves the right to cancel or change a training session due to low enrollment or reasons beyond our control. We will attempt to notify affected registrants to reduce any inconvenience - AIM Institute is not liable for any expenses incurred due to cancellation.