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Date: Fri, 17 Jun 1994 10:05:11 Symposium Announcement
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CONVERGING METHODS FOR UNDERSTANDING READING AND DYSLEXIA
 August 4 - August 6 1994
 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Organized by Raymond Klein & Paddy McMullen, this symposium brings
together world-class scholars who have developed and applied the
most fruitful methods for understanding the connections between
the visual and language processing modules necessary for reading.
Lectures and discussion will emphasize: 1) the nature of these
modules, 2) connection failures that occur in developmental and
acquired dyslexia, and 3) the remediation strategies that appear
to be efficacious in resolving these failures.

 Speaker Title
Marlene Behrmann Cognitive neuropsychological analysis of
 the acquired dyslexias and their remediation.
Derek Besner Meaningless routes in naming: resurrecting
 the lexicon.
Martha Farah Could there be a dedicated brain system for
 reading?
Morton-Ann Gernsbacher The mechanism of suppression as a
 component of reading skill.
Usha Goswami Integrating orthographic and phonological
 knowledge as reading develops: onsets, rimes
 and analogies in childrenUs reading.
Betty-Ann Levy Learning to read: Segments, words and meaning.
Maureen Lovett Remediating the core deficits of developmental
 dyslexia: Evidence of transfer-of-learning
 following strategy and phonologically based
 reading training programs.
Bruce McCandliss Brain plasticity in learning visual words.
Richard Olson Component skills in reading: implications of
 differential heritability for remediation
 strategies.
Steven Petersen Functional neuroimaging studies of reading
 processes.
David Plaut Computational modeling of reading, dyslexia and
 remediation.
Keith Rayner What can we learn by recording eye movements
 during reading?

Discussants (John Connolly, Mike Masson, Dennis Phillips, and the
organizers) will stimulate the exchange of information on the
latest findings and methodological advances to lay a foundation
for the development of converging applications to advance the
field.

For further information regarding this conference, to register
($25, students; $50, others), or to reserve dormitory
accommodations, please contact KRYSTAL FIELD:
E-MAIL KRYSSAC.DAL.CA PHONE (902)494-3550 FAX (902)494-6585

Funding for this Symposium has been provided by:
Dalhousie University, NSERC, NHRDP and the Toronto Hospital for
Sick Children Foundation
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