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British Dyslexia Association International Conference: Professor Daniel Ansari

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Professor Daniel Ansari, keynote speaker for the British Dyslexia Association International Conference 2021

Professor Daniel Ansari will be joining us as a keynote speaker at the British Dyslexia Association International Conference 2021. This year the International Conference will take place virtually from 20-21 May. This means that we are able to welcome delegates from around the world and unite the global dyslexia community.

Daniel Ansari is a Professor and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning in the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of Education at Western University in Canada, where he heads the Numerical Cognition Laboratory. and his team explore the developmental trajectory underlying both the typical and atypical development of numerical and mathematical skills, using both behavioural and neuroimaging methods.

Ansari has a keen interest in connecting the science of learning with education and served as the President of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES) from 2014-2016. Ansari has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science as well as the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Ansari's keynote will look at what we know and don't know about developmental dyscalculia, including:

  • What we have learnt about developmental dyscalculia and its cognitive and neural correlates
  • Issues related to the diagnosis of dyscalculia
  • How developmental dyscalculia is often comorbid with other learning difficulties and why
  • What we know about the overlap between dyslexia and dyscalculia
  • Evidence-based interventions to help students with dyscalculia

Find out more about the British Dyslexia Association International Conference 2021 and book your tickets to our virtual event today.