British Dyslexia Association International Conference:Creating Impact Through Innovation

Guildford UK, March 27-29, 2014

Keepin' it Real in Guildford

The British Dyslexia Association will hold its annual International Conference from March 27-29, 2014 in Guildford, Surrey at the G-live Conference Centre.

The conference is intended to link academic researchers with practitioners. All aspects of research related to dyslexia will be featured, including identification, theoretical views, intervention and support for children, students and adults.

Guildford UK

Guildford's High Street

The conference theme is “Creating Impact through Innovation” reflecting the increasing pressure for academic research to deliver 'impact' in the real world.

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Intended Audience

The target audience is not described in detail, for example it's not clear if parents of dyslexic children are a group are targeted, but we can say that the event does target...

  • Academic Researchers 
  • Reading and Literacy Practitioners

Conference Activities

The Full Program has now been released. Oddly, it's printed in very small print that a dyslexic would have difficulty reading. Activities include:

  • Keynote Speeches - 3 per day
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Poster Presentation
  • Exhibition Hall


Full 3 day package:

Standard £ 399.00
Member £ 379.00
Student £ 339.00
(All inc. £9.89 VAT)

Daily rate:

Standard £ 199.00
Member £ 189.00
Student £ 169.00
(All inc. £3.59 VAT)

Keynote Speakers and Topics

  • Usha Goswami,  professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge: Speech Rhythm and Temporal Structure: A Temporal Sampling Perspective on Phonology and Dyslexia

  • Linda Siegel, Dorothy C. Lam Chair in Special Education and a Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada: Early Identification and Intervention to Prevent Reading Failure

  • Brian Byrne, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia:  Is dyslexia as “word blindness” such a silly idea? Yes and no

  • Donald L. Compton, Professor and Chair of Special Education Department and a John F. Kennedy Center Investigator at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University: The Contribution of Various Forms of Reader Knowledge to Reading Comprehension Skill

  • Pol Ghesquière, Professor in Learning Disabilities at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven - Belgium): Auditory processing and brain connectivity in dyslexia Biography

  • Kate Cain, BSc. DPhil. is in the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University (UK): Comprehending text: how to foster good reading and listening comprehension skills

  • Michele Mazzocco, Professor at the Institute of Child Development, at the University of Minnesota: The Paths to Maths: When do mathematics learning difficulties reflect dyscalculia or other maths disabilities? 

  • Joel B. Talcott, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at Aston University in Birmingham, UK: Creating virtuous circles between the laboratory and the classroom: delivering the promise of educational neuroscience

  • Julia Carroll is Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at the University of Warwick: Individual differences in developmental dyslexia

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