Dyslexia from assessment to intervention


29th September 2017

Event type Day Conference

All Nations Centre

*Delegates have the option to live stream this conference*

If you’re a practitioner that works with children who experience literacy difficulties or dyslexia, then join our conference. The day aims to promote the notion that the assessment of literacy difficulties should lead to a clear pathway to individualised interventions for children or young people. Watch our short 2 minute animation:

Topics include:

  • Key areas of debate around dyslexia and literacy difficulties
  • The role of language development on literacy difficulties
  • Areas of assessment for literacy difficulties
  • Understanding how to link assessment information to inform interventions

This conference is ideal for those interested in or working with children and young people with literacy difficulties or dyslexia, including educational psychologists, special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and specialist teachers.

Delegates will leave the conference with a broader understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the assessment approaches and effective intervention pathways for literacy difficulties.

Can’t make it to the day? Live Stream the event and gain an electronic attendance certificate with your name on it.

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).