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!
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, 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
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
One of the key reasons that people cite for becoming a teacher is that they “want to make a difference” and often when you talk to an individual, who is dyslexic, that has been successful they will often cite the influence of one person, sometimes a teacher, who made that difference. It’s therefore equally thought … Continue reading IC 2018 Sponsor: Scanning Pens
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
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.”