Dyslexia from assessment to intervention


Event type Day Conference

All Nations Centre

This conference, ‘Dyslexia from assessment to intervention’ was held on Friday 29 September 2017, and was organised by the Welsh ACAMH Branch. The day promoted the notion that the assessment of literacy difficulties should be the first step on a clear pathway to individualised interventions for children or young people. The topics included:

• Key areas of debate around dyslexia and literacy difficulties
• Assessment for dyslexia
• Understanding dyslexia and how to deal with it
• Key interventions.

The following videos are lectures from the day together with a closing Q&A panel session. The first video is an extended interview with Professor Maggie Snowling, followed by lectures and discussions on the day from:

  • Professor Maggie Snowling, Dyslexia and Language Impairment
  • Professor Joe Elliott, The Dyslexia Debate
  • Dr Gavin Reid, Understanding and Dealing with Dyslexia
  • Panel Questions with Professor Maggie Snowling and Dr Gavin Reid

About the Speakers:

Professor Maggie Snowling

President of St. John’s College, University of Oxford

Maggie completed her first degree at Bristol and her doctorate at University College London.  She is also professionally qualified as a clinical psychologist.  She was awarded the British Psychological Society Presidents’ Award (2003) and the Samuel T Orton Award of the International Dyslexia Association (2005); she is Past-President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading and former Joint Editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  She served on Sir Jim Rose’s Expert Advisory Group on provision for Dyslexia and was an expert member of the Education for All: Fast Track Initiative group in Washington DC in 2011.  She has been awarded honorary doctorates from Goldsmiths London (2010), University College London (2014) and Warwick University (2016) for contributions to the science of reading and dyslexia. She is Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She was appointed CBE for services to science and the understanding of dyslexia in 2016.

Professor Julian (Joe) Elliott

Principal, Collingwood College and Professor of Educational Psychology, Durham University

Initially a teacher of children with special educational needs, Joe subsequently practised as an educational psychologist before becoming a university lecturer. A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Chartered Psychologist, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he is registered to engage in clinical practice as an educational psychologist by the Health Professions Council.

Dr Gavin Reid

International Consultant and Psychologist

Dr Gavin Reid has consultancies in Canada, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He was visiting professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada in the Department of Education and Counselling Psychology and Special Education in 2007 and 2010. He is chair of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) Accreditation Board and an ambassador for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and he is also an active consultant and team member for the Child Enrichment Medical Centre in Dubai, the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) in Kuwait and for the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE).