VP of Literacy Initiatives, Neuhaus Education Center
Rebecca Tolson is Vice President of Literacy Initiatives for Neuhaus Education Center. Tolson has a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from
the University of Akron and is a member of the Academic Therapy Association at the level of Qualified Instructor and Certified Academic
Language Therapist, and a Certified Dyslexia Therapist through the International Dyslexia Association. Tolson began her career in education
as a fifth-grade teacher and later transitioned to teaching children and adults with learning disabilities. She specializes in using
Structured Literacy techniques as an intervention for dyslexia and dysgraphia. Tolson is also an instructor in the Masters of Dyslexia
Therapy program at Walsh University.
Join the presenter for a robust discussion about the science of reading research and how to meet the needs of students with dyslexia.
Key features of what evidence-based practices are, as well as what unaligned practices look like in classrooms, will be surfaced to
inform your strategic leadership moves. Hear about success stories where phases of work focused on the prevention of reading failure,
as well as alignment of intervention services, have created a literacy ecosystem where every scholar can become a skilled reader
regardless of student group or zip code. Current research will be presented to ensure participants have a basic understanding of this
common reading disability.
VP of Literacy Initiatives
Neuhaus Education Center