This page offers only a sampling of media, publications, and appearances by Maryanne Wolf as well as members of the UCLA Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners & Social Justice community.


California Has Taken A Slow Approach To Dyslexia. A Lot Of Families Have Lost Patience

Rebecca Gotlieb on how we still have a lot to learn about the biology behind dyslexia.
LAist, August 3, 2022

Dyslexia Is The Most Common Learning Disability For All Students. Why California Doesn’t Screen For It Early

Rebecca Gotlieb discusses the effectiveness of screening and intervention.  
LAist, August 10, 2022

‘We’ve Been Hurt So Much’ – How Undiagnosed Dyslexia Can Affect Learners Their Whole Lives

Maryanne Wolf’s solution: “Early assessment. Early Intervention.” 
LAist, September 7, 2022

New Study Looks at the Impact of Screen Free Zones in College Classrooms

Laura Rhinehart and Salvador R. Vazquez join the UCLA Professor Patricia W. Greenfield in new study with implications for Student performance and instructor evaluations.
UCLA  ED and IS, November 4, 2021

And This Is Your Brain On Books

A Conversation about the rewards of reading and the risks of losing interest, with Maryanne Wolf 
Notre Dame Magazine, April 4, 2022

California Is One Of Just 10 States That Don’t Screen For Dyslexia In Young Children — Why It Doesn’t, And Whether It Should

Laura Rhinehart speaks on air with KPCC 
KPCC AirTalk, August 10, 2022

Professor Wolf: In Education, know the difference between paper and screen

Vatican News, written by Linda Bodoni and Francesca Merlo
Vatican News, October 22, 2021

Popular Literacy Materials Get ‘Science of Reading’ Overhaul. But Will Teaching Change?

EducationWeek, written by Sarah Shwartz 
EducationWeek, October 13, 2021

For digital technology at the service of knowledge

Maryanne Wolf and her research is referenced in this resource by the French National Digital Council. 
French National Digital Council, July 5, 2021

Maryanne Wolf: The Coming Literacy Crisis: There’s No Going Back to School as We Knew It

EducationWeek, co-written with Comer Yates & Renée Boynton-Jarrett
EducationWeek, March 23, 2021

Maryanne Wolf: Screen-based online learning will change kids’ brains. Are we ready for that?

Op-ed for The Guardian on the need for balance between the printed word and digital media.
The Guardian, August 24, 2020

Maryanne Wolf: Will too much screen time hurt our children’s brains?

KCRW Podcast interview where Maryanne Wolf talks about her book and the effects of too much screen time on the developing brain. 
KCRW, September 5, 2020

Maryanne Wolf: Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound

Op-ed for the Guardian on how digital based reading is changing our neuronal circuit.  
The Guardian, August 25, 2018

Maryanne Wolf: Elected to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Recognized by the Vatican for her work for applying science to education.
UCLA ED & IS, October 1, 2020

Maryanne Wolf: “We’re getting Twitter brains”

What is lost if we only read on the screen instead of on paper? Reading researcher Maryanne Wolf says: More than we think. 
NZZ-FOLIO, April 2019

Maryanne Wolf: Jennifer Serravallo and Dr. Maryanne Wolf on Deep Comprehension and Digital Texts

Heineman Podcast about the reading brain — critical, deep reading, comprehension, and considerations for digital reading.  
Heineman Podcast, March 24, 2020

Maryanne Wolf: Books make us richer, but not better

Article in Neue Zurcher Zeitung the threat of turning away from novels.
Neue Zurcher Zeitung, May 24, 2019

Maryanne Wolf: How UCLA’s Catholic neuroscientist thinks we can save kids from screens

Interview in Angelus News
Angelus News, December 1, 2020


Children and Screens Virtual Workshop Series: Reading In a Digital World

2020 Annual IDA Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference Closing Session: How Science Reveals the Poetry in the Reading Brain.

“Reading can really help with our health and well-being, so can the absence of books hold us back?”- Maryanne Wolf in conversation on the podcast from Voice of Islam.

Distinctive Voices: Reflections on the Reading Brain and it’s Impediments in a Digital Culture

Simbi Foundation: The Power of Reading, Changing Our Own Brains 

2020 COX Campus Town Hall: Relationships and Reading Readiness Conversation, Birth-5, Conversation with Renée Boynton-Jarrett and Maryanne Wolf

Alarming implications of living on digital devices. From Conversations at The Interval, “The Changing Reading Brain in a Digital Culture” by Maryanne Wolf.

BBC Ideas: What does reading on screens do to our brains?



Watch Maryanne Wolf speak about the evolution of reading in humans



Falling Walls: How the digital era threatens our reading abilities.

Global Literacy, the Reading Brain & Development of Empathy @TEX, Tufts Idea Exchange by the Institute for Global Leadership’s Synaptic Scholars Program.

Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior



Watch the edWeb Interview with Maryanne Wolf and Barbara Pape


Books by Maryanne Wolf