About this Event
Supporting Language, Literacy and Communication
We are delighted to be returning to Liverpool for our 4th Dyslexia Conference at teh Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. This established conference is the largest in the North and suitable for classroom teachers, SENCO's, TA's and parents as well as Specialist teachers and Assessors.
Dyslexic Learners often have difficulites learning another language, difficulties with communication and writing difficulties. We hope to explore how to support all these associated difficulties that cause children to struggle in the classroom and adults in the workplace.
Confirmed speakers include ;
Professor Judit Kornos , Lancaster University
Judit's research has been in investigating the speech production and monitoring processes of second language learners conducting studies on the role of language aptitude and working memory capacity in language learning. She has also explored language learners with SEN and is the author of an award winnig teacher training project in languages and dyslexia.
Dr Sarah White , UCL
Sarah is a Chartered Psychologist and an autism researcher at UCL .Her studies are around cognitive differences in the autistic mind through the lifespan (especially adolescence), using behavioural and neuroimaging techniques.
Pamela Hanigan and Rachel Gelder from LDIGS
Pamela and Rachel are an amazing double act - LDIGS was setup by Pamela Hanigan and Rachel Gelder in response to increasing requests from both parents and teaching staff for better dyslexia support. Both have long experience in the education sector, working with a wide range of abilities and age groups. Pamela is a qualified teacher specialising in dyslexia, full assessments and phonics. Rachel is an approved BDA practitioner using the latest technology to support children's learning and memory .
Jane Myers, from JMA
Previously Head of Training at the BDA Jane set up her own consultancy working with top level Dyslexic learners and training companies . She has worked with the armed forces , Pr*son services and police forces helping them with their communication and supporting neurodiverse colleagues.
Dr Ann Margaret Smith
Ann Margaret's research combined her experience in English Language teaching and Learner Support and explored how the issue of inclusive education is addressed in teacher training and education for EFL teachers. She holds an Assessment Practising Certificate and is currently studying Speech and Language therapy. Ann Margaret spoke at our first Conference and I still remember the Swedish for girl!
Rossie is the founder of Dekko Comics and will be speaking about his experience as a dyslexic learner throughout school who heavily struggled to process information through words (written or spoken) and how this experience led to his revision technique that Dekko Comics Ltd is founded on (and what him his first Grade A in an academic exam).
Julia Clouter ( Head of Education , Scanning Pens) and Dr Susie Nyman - this Dynamic duo with be sharing Multi-sensory approaches in the classroom for Dyslexic Children.
Keisha Aidair Swaby will also be discussing her new book Empowering Dyslexics - Blessed , Gifted and Black and her lived experiences . There will be a book signing after.
Early bird tickets and student tickets available. Thinking of coming to the Dyscalculia Conference in Edge Hill first? Buy our passport to both!
Further details to be announced !
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom
GBP 30.00 to GBP 150.00