BDA Conference - Theory Into Practice: Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

BDA Conference - Theory Into Practice: Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

This one day conference will link the latest research and theoretical ideas to good Quality First Teaching practice. It will explore and present strategies with regard to Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, with leading experts in the field presenting the latest ideas.

Confirmed speakers for this event are:

Professor Maggie Snowling

President St. John's College, Oxford University

Professor Snowling held a personal Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of York where she was Co-Director of the Centre for Reading and Language before her current role. Her research focuses on children’s language and learning and she is specifically interested in the nature and causes of children’s reading difficulties. A member of Sir Jim Rose’s Expert Advisory Group on provision for Dyslexia in 2009 and an expert member of the Education for All: Fast Track Initiative group in Washington DC in 2011, Professor Snowling is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She was appointed CBE for services to science and the understanding of dyslexia in 2016. Professor Snowling’s presentation will therefore focus upon Reading and Literacy.


Dr Marketa Caravolas

Senior lecturer of Psychology at Bangor University and Director of the eminent Miles Dyslexia Centre.‚Äč

Dr Caravolas is a well-respected researcher, with wide-ranging papers published. She has presented her work at numerous international conferences. Her work focuses on literacy, with wide and varied research areas. Her presentation at the conference will focus on Spelling and Writing.


Professor Greg Brooks

Emeritus Professor at Sheffield University

Professor Brooks taught for 10 years in secondary and higher education and worked for 20 years at the National Foundation for Educational Research in Slough. He reviewed the phonics element of the National Literacy Strategy for the DfES, and in 2005 he and colleagues at the University of York conducted an in-depth review of the research evidence on the benefits of using phonics. He was a member of the Advisory Group to the Rose review of the teaching of reading. In 2007 Professor Brooks published ‘What Works for Pupils with Literacy Difficulties?’. This publication carries an ongoing legacy with regular updates. His presentation at the conference will therefore explore ‘What works…’ in 2017.


Judy Hornigold

Edge Hill University

Judy Hornigold is an independent education consultant specialising in dyslexia and dyscalculia, and is also an Associate Tutor for Edge Hill University. Judy is a primary trained teacher and has written a guide book for parents of children with dyslexia and a book of ready-made lessons for learners with dyscalculia. Her talk will present good practice and Teaching Guidance on supporting those with Dyscalculia.


Professor Brian Butterworth

Professor Brian Butterworth was until recently emeritus professor of cognitive neuropsychology in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London.  His book The Mathematical Brain has been translated into four languages. Amongst numerous achievements, he designed the world's largest mathematical experiment involving over 18,000 people at Explore-At-Bristol!


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