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LINGUIST List 23.4155

Fri Oct 05 2012

Confs: Psycholinguistics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Oct-2012
From: Manuel Carreiras <m.carreirasbcbl.eu>
Subject: International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia
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International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia
Short Title: IWORDD

Date: 30-May-2013 - 01-Jun-2013
Location: Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Contact: Manuel Carreiras
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.bcbl.eu/events/IWORDD

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

We would like to invite you to the IWORDD- International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia, organized by the BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (http://www.bcbl.eu).

Our aim with this workshop is to promote exchange of ideas between world-class dyslexia experts through debates and talks, and facilitate transfer of knowledge between practitioners and scientists. The ultimate goal is to understand the causes of dyslexia and improve detection protocols and remediation techniques. IWORDD will take place from Thursday, May 30 to Saturday, June 1, 2013, in San Sebastian, Spain.

Part One: IWORDD -- Theoretical Perspectives (May 30 and 31)

This part will be dedicated to the science and will be centered around six debates between invited speakers. Since IWORDD aims to encompass the wide variety of theoretical views on developmental reading disorders, debates will involve international experts chosen to represent this diversity of approaches. This series of debates will be complemented by talks and poster presentations selected from abstract submissions. Note that only the 12 best abstracts will be selected for oral presentation, and that the language for these two days will be English.

Topics involved in the debates:

1. The nature of the phonological deficit in developmental dyslexia (Franck Ramus & Maggie Snowling)
2. Temporal Sampling Theory versus Allophonic Theory of developmental dyslexia (Usha Goswami & Willy Serniclaes)
3. A phonological deficit or a broader auditory deficit as a core impairment of dyslexia? (Merav Ahissar & Pol Ghesquière)
4. The phonological deficit: cause or consequence of reading disorders? (Kate Nation & Anne Castles)
5. The nature of the visual deficits in developmental dyslexia (Andrea Facoetti & Trichur Vidyasagar)
6. Comorbidities associated with reading disabilities: a new window on the dyslexia phenotype (Joel Talcott & Sylviane Valdois)

Part Two: IWORDD -- From Theory to Practice (June 1)

The second part will promote the transfer of knowledge and interaction among researchers, parents, teachers and practitioners. IWORDD - From Theory to Practice is centered around six keynote lectures by international experts tailored to a broad audience, followed by a round table discussion. For this part, simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, English and Basque will be provided.

Keynote lectures & Invited speakers:

1. Language Development and the Brain: A Phonological Perspective. Ush Goswami - University of Cambridge, UK.
2. The diagnosis of dyslexia and the different reading profiles. Anne Castles - Macquarie University, Australia.
3. The development of dyslexia: lessons from family-risk studies. Maggie Snowling - University of York, UK.
4. Dyslexia remediation programs: What to look for and how to pick one? Sylviane Valdois - Université Pierre Mendès-France.
5. Dyslexia in transparent languages: the case of Spanish. Manuel Carreiras - Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language, Spain.
6. The neural and genetic bases of dyslexia Franck Ramus - Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.

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