IWORDD- International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia

San Sebastian, Spain, 30 May - 1st June 2013

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 (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.

The workshop is split into two parts, each of which should be registered for separately.

In order to secure your place for this event, please REGISTER as soon as possible as the NUMBER OF PLACES IS LIMITED.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM. 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)


Abstract deadline: February 1st, 2013

Early registration deadline: March 1st, 2013

 CONFERENCE PROGRAM. 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.



Super Early registration deadline: December 4th, 2012

For further information please visit www.bcbl.eu.