The latest advances in dyslexia research are cited in Donostia

How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed the literacy of children with dyslexia? Are miracle cures really needed for this language disorder? These and others will be the protagonists of the question Next edition of iWORDD event (International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia) 2023,

Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) Research Center organizes the 4th edition of this international event From June 7 to 9 in the Central Building of Miramon Technology Park To present the latest advances in the study of dyslexia, a deficit that affects between 3 and 10% of the world’s population.

“On the first two dates we will have a scientific congress that will serve as a meeting point for the world’s leading experts in this field, while on the last day we will bring this knowledge closer to those who deal with dyslexics,” he telling. Marie LallierPrincipal Researcher in the BCBL Neuroeducation and Developmental Disorders Group and member of the iWord Scientific Committee.

Technology, Education and COVID-19

Thus, on Friday 9 June, with the title “From theory to practice”, the event will bring Some of the most important scientific advances for fathers, mothers, teachers, therapists and speech therapists, This date will also see the presence and inauguration of the Minister of Education of the Basque Government, Joaquín Bildaratz.

For example, BCBL Expert Marie Lallier (4:00-5:00 pm) will present digital tools developed by the Center to put into practice its scientific findings on dyslexia.

“The purpose of our equipment is facilitate the detection and diagnosis of dyslexia, As well as improving educational interventions to reduce the negative effects of this disorder, Lallier highlights.

During the day, French researchers Frank Ramus (11:30-12:30) He will also talk about the various “miracle” products available on the market for children with dyslexia and provide keys to knowing what works and what doesn’t; and British educator Charles Hulme (12:30-13:30) will present the work of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) programme, which is currently being run in some 10,000 primary schools in England as well as LanguageScreen. com application.

« NELI shows us that early intervention can significantly improve children’s oral language skills, reading comprehension, and reduce their behavioral problems. And the virtual application allows schools to identify children with language deficiencies and monitor their progress”, continues Hulme.

In addition, British Professor Cameron Downing will lead a symposium (10:00-11:00) on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning on children with dyslexia, which would normally require intensive face-to-face activity as well as increasing the development of new effective and robust assessment and intervention technologies.

All iWORDD 2023 talks will be in English, except for Marie Lellier, who will be in Spanish, and will have simultaneous translation in Spanish, Basque and English.

Registration and attending information is available on their website.

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