IC: 2018 Keynote Speakers!

Happy New Year!  IC:2018 becomes more real now as we begin the month by month countdown to our fantastic event! One of the areas the BDA and committee are very proud of is the internationally renowned line-up of our keynote speakers! We have the pleasure of welcoming experts from the UK, USA, Canada and beyond! The … Continue reading IC: 2018 Keynote Speakers!

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IC:2018 themes: Check out the timetable here!

The IC carries many themes and topics. With an overall theme of ‘Evidence to Practice and Back Again’ this conference has a greater emphasis on the links between research and good practice. Themes and strands that will run through the conference this time around include: Literacy learning, Dyscalculia, Neurodiversity, Positive Dyslexia, Adults and Dyslexia, Workplace … Continue reading IC:2018 themes: Check out the timetable here!

EXPO at the IC! A chance to experience marketplace like no other!

Many are asking why we have highlighted the EXPO element of IC:2018?  As well as the cutting edge research and practical tips, this conference aims to provide a marketplace of experts, resources and products! There will be plenty of resources to sample, chat through with the experts, as well as purchase over the 3 days.  … Continue reading EXPO at the IC! A chance to experience marketplace like no other!

Mathematics and Dyscalculia at the IC!

Mathematical Difficulties and Dyscalculia has always been strongly represented at the International Conference, and 2018 will be no exception. Professor Daniel Ansari will lead the way with his keynote talk on Thursday 12th April: ‘Building blocks of mathematical competence: evidence from brain and behaviour’.  Professor Ansari joins us from University of Western Ontario in Canada, … Continue reading Mathematics and Dyscalculia at the IC!

BDA IC:2018 – Professor Susan Gathercole OBE and Professor Julia Carroll

Professor Susan Gathercole OBE and Professor Julia Carroll, will both present at IC:2018. As Conference Chair, Professor Gathercole, will of course deliver the closing keynote talk on ‘Supporting Learners: where does the Evidence Lead us?’.  She will also lead a Symposium group of experts on Thursday 12th April ‘Understanding Educational Underachievement’. Professor Carroll will lead … Continue reading BDA IC:2018 – Professor Susan Gathercole OBE and Professor Julia Carroll

Positive Dyslexia

Positive Dyslexia, exploring Neurodiversity and the ‘Dyslexia Advantage’ in adults will be a focus of IC 2018, amongst many other topics. Saturday 14th April 2018, will be a day exploring in greater detail some of those important issues. As we work towards that date, have you explored the BDA’s new initiative around our Networking Toolkit … Continue reading Positive Dyslexia

BDA International Conference: Dr Marketa Caravolas

Have you ever wondered how we learn to spell, or in some cases why spelling and literacy can be such a challenge? We are delighted to be welcoming Dr Marketa Caravolas to the BDA’s International Conference (April 12th – 14th 2018, Telford International Conference Centre). Dr Marketa’s research interests are “Literacy, Developmental, Psycholinguistics, Spelling, Cross-linguistic, … Continue reading BDA International Conference: Dr Marketa Caravolas