Power Up Speaker
Lauren Thompson, M.A., C.A.S.
Lauren Thompson, M.A., C.A.S. is certified as a Structured Literacy Interventionist by the
Center for Effective Reading Instruction. She is also certified in the Wilson Reading System, and
a graduate of the Certificate of Advanced Study in Language and Literacy program at the
Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has worked as a private
dyslexia and literacy tutor for more than 8 years, assisting more than 100 students in Brooklyn,
NY, to become stronger readers and writers. Memories of her brother’s unmet learning needs
inspired her to help other children avoid similar traumas. Prior to embarking on a career as a
literacy instructor, she was (and still is) a best-selling children’s book author, and worked as a
children’s trade book editor for 18 years. Her entire adult life has been devoted to bringing the
world of literacy to all children. (Identifiers: she/her pronouns, White European ancestry).
Financial— Lauren Thompson received a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference
Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.