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

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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

Microsoft: BDA International Conference Sponsor 2018

Microsoft is the Partner Sponsor of the BDA’s International Conference (April 12th – 14th 2018, Telford International Conference Centre). Microsoft will be showcasing how technology can be used to support dyslexic individuals within the learning environment.  We were therefore very excited when during Dyslexia Awareness week 2017,  Microsoft shared with us the top ten features … Continue reading Microsoft: BDA International Conference Sponsor 2018

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life thinking it’s stupid.”

Here at the BDA we are all reeling a bit from the excitement and activities of dyslexia awareness week. In the world of dyslexia we often focus on providing support with literacy or overcoming other challenges but increasingly we are becoming aware that one of the biggest challenges is that of the mental health and … Continue reading “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life thinking it’s stupid.”