From Individual to Infrastructure: Enabling Success for Adults with Dyslexia

From Individual to Infrastructure: Enabling Success for Adults with Dyslexia

A conference by the British Dyslexia Association with Dyslexia STEM, kindly hosted by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).

This conference will explore how individuals can acquire the characteristics that successful individuals with dyslexia or related conditions, share. It will also look at how networks and groups, organisations and infrastructure can encourage and inspire success. There will be speakers and case studies throughout. 

Key note speakers:

Prof Amanda Kirby who has developed the Do It Profiler, a super screener with resources for adults. Prof Kirby will be able to tell us about its use in many workplaces creating research findings on literally thousands of adults with dyslexia.

Margaret Malpas, MBE, Joint Chair of the B.D.A. and author of the new book “Self Fulfilment with Dyslexia: A Blueprint for Success” which is being published in all English speaking countries on 21 February. The book describes the ten characteristics, underpinned by research, that successful dyslexic adults, share.  “Dyslexia won’t stop you from writing your own success story. Approach the obstacles of dyslexia pro-actively, and unlock your potential with this inspiring step by step guide”.

Chris D'Souza – Chris is currently the BG Integration Programme Director at Shell. He has worked at Shell for 16 years in a number of global roles in operations and Information Technology. In 2016, together will colleagues from Shell's enAble network and training from the BDA, he helped setup the Shell Dyslexia Mentoring programme, where he is a trained mentor.

Pennie Aston is the Director and Founder of GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling - a registered charity that focuses on developing resilience building, therapeutic, dyslexia aware approaches and promoting awareness generally of the emotional repercussions of dyslexia.  With a charitable vision to create a healthy dyslexia aware world Pennie’s presentation, "Emotional Responses to Dyslexia and Self Esteem", reflects on both employers’ and clients’ feedback and the benefits experienced from specialised dyslexia aware counselling.

Dr Kate Saunders is the CEO of the British Dyslexia Association. Kate is a psychologist who has worked in the field of dyslexia for over thirty years. She has led many of the national campaigns and projects for a more dyslexia friendly world, over the last six years. Kate will be speaking about simple, practical changes that employers can make to  their policies and procedures which enable dyslexic employees to thrive.


Bucknalls Lane
WD25 9NH


We are no long taking bookings for this event. For any queries please contact:

Tel. 0333 405 4565