Preliminary Programme for the Autumn Seminars 2021

Saturday, October 16
Time (CET) Event Remarks
9:00 – 9:10

Opening ceremony and Presentation of the EDA Board

EDA President Rosie Bissett

Session 1

Chair: Giannis Karagiannakis (Chair of EDA Supervisory committee)

9:10 – 9:50

Keynote 1

Professor Lisa B Thorell, Karolinska Institutet
Experiences of homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic for children with special educational needs
9:50 – 10:10

Discussion on Keynote 1

14:45 – 15:15

Comfort break

Session 2 (Paper sessions)

Chair: Pernilla Söderberg (EDA Vice Chairperson, Chair of EDA Event and communication committee)

10:30

Paper 1 (15 min)

Presenter: Valentina Berlusconi (Italy)
COVID-19 lockdown and Specific Learning Disabilities: effects on school performance and emotion
Valentina Berlusconi a), Linda Greta Dui b), Laura Borzaga a), Vera Galli c), Rossella Lipari a), Marta Vergani c), Massimo Agosti d),e), Francesca Lunardini b), Simona Ferrante b), Cristiano Termine a), d)
  1. Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
  2. Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, NearLab, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
  3. Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences,University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.
  4. Department of Maternal and Child Health, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy.
  5. Paediatric Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
10:50

Paper 2 (15 min)

Presenter: Keith Murphy (Ireland)
How COVID19 and dyslexia can invoke a form of academic imprisonment through voice suppression and online teaching
Lecturer in Technological University Dublin, Ireland. PhD research funded under a John and Pat Hume Scholarship, Maynooth University, Ireland
11:10

Paper 3 (15 min)

Presenter: Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus (Israel)
How much screen-based literacy and reading exposure is beneficial? Neurobiological perspective
Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD Director, Educational Neuroimaging Center Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education in Science and Technology Faculty of Biomedical Engineering Technion, Israel http://neuroimaging-center.technion.ac.il/ Scientific Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center Associate Professor, Division of General and Community Pediatrics Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA https://rldc.cchmc.org
11:30

Paper 4 (15 min)

Presenter: Vrailexia Project (Spain)
On-going research: Virtual reality environment for addressing reading difficulties and emotional distress in dyslexic university students
Sara Pinzi, Dep. Química Física y Termodinámica Aplicada
Ed Leonardo da Vinci, Campus de Rabanales, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain
Pilar Aparicio-Martinez, Dep. de Enfermería, Facultad de Medicina y Enfermería, Avda. Menéndez Pidal s/n, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain.
11:50

Panel discussions on the four papers

Presenters and Acadmic Advisory Committee
12:15 – 13:15

Lunch and meeting areas

Session 3

Chair: Vincent Lochmann (EDA Vice Chairperson, Chair of EDA Lobby committee)

13:15 – 13:30

EDA Members’ perspective on COVID-19

Dr. Florentine Paudel (EDA)
13:30 – 14:00

Keynote 2

Professor John Rack (EDA Academic advisory)
Dyslexia in the pandemic, parent, stakeholders and personal perspectives – Overview Pandemic learnings
14:00 – 14:45

Discussion and perspective sharing from member organisations

Professor John Rack and others from AAC
Important questions to share-During and post COVID-19
14:45 – 15:00

Comfort break

Session 4

Chair: Rosie Bissett (EDA Chairperson)

15:00 – 15:40

Keynote 3

Professor Nadine Gaab, Harvard University
Dyslexia professional perspective on Covid 19 “Early Literacy Milestone and Dyslexia Screening: The Role of Early Identification and Its Implication for Intervention pre-and post COVID-19″
15:40 – 16:00

Discussion on Keynote 3

16:00

Coming up in EDA

Rosie Bissett and Pernilla Söderberg (Event and communication)

Closing Speech

Rosie Bissett (EDA Chairperson)