On May 30th – June 1st, the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language is hosting IWORDD – International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia. This 3-day workshop is divided into two parts which will focus on different theoretical and practical issues on dyslexia.
The first part of the workshop will be on May 30th-31st and is called “Theoretical Perspectives.” Theoretical Perspectives will consist of 6 main debates in the field of reading and dyslexia research. The topics are of central interest to many working in the field of dyslexia. The topics include “Results and non-results in the neuroimaging of dyslexia,” “The nature of the visual deficits in developmental dyslexia,” and “Comorbidities associated with reading disabilities: a new window on the dyslexia phenotype” among others. Poster presentations and talks will be held in-between debates.
The second part of the workshop is called “From Theory to Practice” will be held on June 1st. This part of the workshop is about spreading knowledge in the field between researchers, practitioners. Topics to be discussed include “The diagnosis of dyslexia and the different reading profiles,” “Dyslexia remediation programs: What to look for and how to pick one?” and “The neural and genetic bases of dyslexia,” “Linking research with educational policy: Insights from monolingual and bilingual schooling contexts,” among others.
Below area list of the invited speakers:
- Franck Ramus – Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.
- Heinz Wimmer – University of Salzburg, Austria.
- Usha Goswami – University of Cambridge, UK.
- Willy Serniclaes – UNESCOG (Unité de recherche en Neurosciences Cognitives), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.
- Merav Ahissar – The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
- Pol Ghesquière – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belguim.
- Kate Nation – University of Oxford, UK.
- Anne Castles – Macquarie University, Australia.
- Andrea Facoetti – University of Padova, Italy.
- Trichur Vidyasagar – University of Melbourne, Australia.
- Joel Talcott – Aston University, UK.
- Sylviane Valdois – Université Pierre Mendès-France
- Manuel Carreiras – Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language, Spain.
- Marketa Caravolas – Bangor University, UK
–Rita W. El-Haddad