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Programme and Presenters

See also the Interactive Posters at the bottom!

Friday October 6

Time Event Location
Chair: Michael Kalmàr
11.30 -13.00

Registration and refreshments

13.00 - 14.00

Opening Ceremony

  • Presentation of the EDA organisation
  • Presentation of the EDA Academic Advisory Committe
  • EDA members ’Dyslexia Policy in different countries and EU-organisations

14.00 - 15.00

Maggie Snowling

Keynote 1

Professor Maggie Snowling, University of Graz, Austria

Dyslexia and Language Impairment –same or different?

15.00 - 15.30

Coffee break

15.30 – 16.00

Presentation Abstract 1

Jacqueline van Tuyll van Serooskerken, Sebastián Aravena & Jurgen Tijms, Rudolf Berlin Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Artificial letter-speech sound learnability as a marker of dyslexia

16.00 – 16.30

Presentation Abstract 2

Ann-Katrine Risberg, Niilo Mäki Institute, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Early identification of monolingual and bilingual pupils with signs of reading and writing difficulties

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16.30 – 17.00

Presentation Abstract 3

Miia Ronimus, Niilo Mäki Institute, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Dyslexia: genes, brain functions and interventions (DYSGEBRA)

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17.00 – 19.00

General Assembly EDA (Including refreshments)


Social Dinner

Only for pre registered (20 € for the dinner not included in the conference fee. Drinks are not included.)

Löwenbräu Keller, München, Nymphenburger Str. 2

U1 direction Olympia-Zentrum from Sendlinger Tor (5 minutes walk from the venue) to Stiglmaier Platz.


 Saturday October 7

Time Event Location
Chair AM: Giannis Karagiannakis

9.00 - 10.00

Franck Ramus

Keynote 2:

Professor Franck Ramus

Are there visual problems in certain cases of dyslexia?

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break  
10.30 – 11.00

Presentation Abstract 4

Kristina Moll

Comorbidity between learning disorders: Why do dyslexia and dyscalculia frequently co-occur?

11.00 – 11.30

Presentation Abstract 5

Giannis Karagiannakis

The Clever Math project: Discussing heterogeneous mathematical cognitive profiles of students with mathematical learning difficulties

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11.30 - 12.00

Presentation Abstract 6

Mirthe Stoop & Jurgen Tijms,  Rudolf Berlin Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

A tablet-assisted intervention for children with mathematical difficulties: Results of two RCTs

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12.00 – 14.00

Networking lunch break and Interactive Poster session

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Chair PM: Pernilla Söderberg
14.00 ­ 14.30

Presentation Abstract 7

Jamie Smith-Spark, London South Bank University

Prospective memory in dyslexia: Forgetting to remember to remember

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14.30 - 15.00

Presentation Abstract 8

Dominic Griffiths & Kath Kelly, Manchester Metropolitan University

Teaching for Neurodiversity: Training teachers to see beyond labels

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15.00 – 15.30

Presentation Abstract 9

Emma Lindeblad, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Self-concepts and psychological health in Swedish pupils with reading difficulties

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15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break


16.00 ­ 17.00

Mara Westling Allodi

Keynote 3:

Professor Mara Westling Allodi

International perspectives on support and inclusion for students with dyslexia and special needs



 Sunday October 8


Time Event Location
Chair AM: Rosie Bisset

9.00 - 10.00

Karin Landerl

Keynote 4:

Professor Karin Landerl

Lexical processing in dyslexia

10.00 - 10.30

Presentation Abstract 10

Nadia Taibah, Dar Al-Hekma University, Kuwait

Development and contribution of morphological skills to listening comprehension among Arabic-speaking children

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10.30 – 11.00

Presentation Abstract 11

Catherine McBride, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Freiburg

Dyslexia across cultures: Current Observations and future directions

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11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break


11.30 - 12.30

Gerd Schulte Körne

Keynote 5:

Professor Gerd Schulte-Körne

Evidence based intervention in reading and spelling disorder

12.30 – 13.00

Panel discussion with EDA-Academic Advisory Committee

How can we decrease the gap between research, policies and practice?


Closing ceremony


Interactive posters

Poster wall

Visit the interactive posters and meet the authors. The following posters are on display (this list might be updated)

The important bridge between teaching and being conscious of “how” to teach the english language as L2 to student suffering from DSA. Spain as the test case.

–Author: Erica Di Francesco, Universidad de filología y traducción de Valencia.

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What research say us about SLD in Turkey

–Author: Prof. Dr Oya Özkardes, Istanbul Commerce University

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Differences in spelling errors between mildly mentally retarded and highly intelligent dyslexic pupils

–Author: Eirini Sofou, Dyslexia Centers-Pavlidis Method, Larissa, Greece

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The Problem of Heterogeneity in Phonological Awareness Tasks

–Author: Dr Tessa Berryman, Dyslexia association Ireland

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The Anglo-Centricity of Dyslexia Research

–Author: Dr Tessa Berryman, Dyslexia association Ireland

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Phonological code activation is delayed in dyslexic university students: An eye-tracking study.

–Author: Ambre Denis-Noël, Aix-Marseille Université

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Visual orthographic processing in adults with dyslexia

–Author: Pascale Colé, Aix-Marseille Université

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The development of literacy skills among monolingual and bilingual Finnish-Swedish children in early school years

–Author: Phd student Pia Vataja, Niilo Mäki Institute, University of Jyväskylä

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Dyslexia and specific learning disorders in the workplace: Italian projects and experiences 

–Author: Sara Bocchicchio, Enrico Ghidoni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy

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ADHD and SLD with Children The Effect of the Use of Bibliotherapy on the Interpersonal problem solving skills

–Author: G. Benan ÖZAN,Çocuk Gelişimi Bölümü, Öğretim Görevlisi, Beykoz- İstanbul

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Dyslexia And The Imagery-Language Connection: Theory, Research, Practice

–Author: Angelica Benson, Ed.M., Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

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Can Finnish Mathematics be an help for Dyslexic Students

–Author: Patrizia Piccinini, 

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Mediation of phonological reading and spelling strategies to dyslectic students by the use of articulation cards

–Author: Anne Cathrine Thurmann-Moe, University of Oslo

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Tablexia- Cognitive training of children with dyslexia

–Author: Andrea Šíchová Jana Černá, Laboratoře CZ.NIC Praha 3, Czech Republic

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Perceptions of support for secondary school learners with dyslexia in France and in Wales: case study analyses

Author: Dr Anna McCormack-Colbert, Bangor University 

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Differences in reading between Greek dyslexic & non-dyslexic university students

–Author: Dr Sofia Rapti, Dyslexia Centers - Pavlidis Method, Larissa, Greece

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