Nadine Gaab, PhD
Nadine Gaab, PhD, is an associate professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is also an associate editor for the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Scientific Studies of Reading, and Developmental Science. Furthermore, she is the co-founder of EarlyBird Education, a gamified platform system for identifying children at-risk for language-based learning disabilities. Her work focuses on typical and atypical learning trajectories from infancy to adolescence, with a special emphasis on language, reading, and literacy development, as well as the role of the environment in shaping these trajectories. Her theoretical work focuses on early identification and preventative education. One important key aspect of her work is the translation of research findings to address contemporary challenges in educational practice and policy.
Dr. Gaab is the 2023 recipient of the Academic Research Recognition Award from the World Literacy Foundation and the 2019 recipient of the Learning Disabilities Association America Award for her work on learning disabilities. Furthermore, she has received the Norman Geschwind Memorial lecture in 2020 and the Alice Garside Award in 2017 from the International Dyslexia Association for outstanding leadership in advancing the science and advocacy of dyslexia. She also received the Allan Crocker Award in 2018 from the Boston Children’s Hospital for her advocacy on behalf of children with reading disabilities and efforts around the passage of the Massachusetts screening legislation.