Programme Athens 2024

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Day one

Friday October 18

12:00 – 13:00 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Registration and coffee

13:00 – 13:30 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Opening Ceremony

13:30 – 14:15 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Keynote 1

“The Genetics of Dyslexia”

Picture of Silvia

Professor Silvia Paracchini

Creation of Environments
Gasholder Amphitheatre

Technologies
Purifier 

Students’ Perspectives
Innovathens

Creation of Environments
Gasholder Amphitheatre

14:20 – 14:40

Using Universal Design for Learning to make dyslexia-friendly schools; the DislexiaON project

Miren Urquijo and Carmen Anderson

Technologies
Purifier 

14:20 – 14:40

Back on track: an efficient computer-assisted multi-componential remediation program for dyslexic readers

Karine Harrar-Eskinazi

Students’ Perspectives
Innovathens

14:20 – 14:40

Listening to students with a profile of dyslexia sitting for their National Examinations

Ruth Falzon, University of Malta

Creation of Environments
Gasholder Amphitheatre

14:40 – 15:00 

The impact of school climate on academic emotions and motivation of adolescents with and without LD

Gerakini, A. & Filippatou, D

Technologies
Purifier 

14:40 – 15:00 

Speech-to-text for students with dyslexia – results and implications from three research approaches

Gunilla Almgren Bäck & Silvana Fluetsch Keravec

Students’ Perspectives
Innovathens

14:40 – 15:00

Dyslexic students’ perceptions of success and failure factors in school

Helle Bundgaard Svendsen & Nina Berg
Gøttsche

Creation of Environments
Gasholder Amphitheatre

15:00 – 15:20 

Relationship between executive functions, emotion regulation and self regulated learning in students with SL D

Georgia Penekeli 

Technologies
Purifier 

15:00 – 15:20

Digital Screening Tools and Intervention Activitiesfor Attentional Control, Working Memory, and Language Skills

Angeliki Mouzaki

Students’ Perspectives
Innovathens

15:00 – 15:20

Experiencing Dyslexia Through the Prism of Difference

Keith Murphy

15:20 – 15:50

Coffee break

Picture of coffee

15:50 – 16:20 

Interactive poster session

Learn more about the posters and download abstracts

Poster wall

16:30 – 17:15 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Keynote 2

“The Development of Reading and New Tests of Dyslexia and Subtypes”

Stanislas Dehaene

Professor Stanislas Dehaene

17:15 – 17:45 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Panel discussion

20:00

Conference Dinner

Only pre-booked participants. Bring your ticket!

Pre-booked only!

Day two

Saturday October 19

9:10 – 9:55 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Keynote 3 – Live Stream

NOTE: This keynote is Live Streamed and not in person!

“The Science of Reading Instruction: Facts and Myths and Why It Matters”

timothy shanahanon

Professor Timothy Shanahan

Diagnoses
Gasholder Amphitheatre

Intervention and Prevention
Purifier 

Technologies
Innovathens

Diagnoses
Gasholder Amphitheatre

10:00 – 10:20

Cognitive and Reading Profiles of Gifted/Learning Disa bled ( GLD students)

Voulgari Athina & Padeliadu Susana

Intervention and Prevention
Purifier 

10:00 – 10:20

Improving spelling disorders in children with DD thanks to an implicit training of complex graphemes

Elise Lefèvre & Gilles Leloup

Technologies
Innovathens

10:00 – 10:20

Workshop

Unveiling the power of AI: empowering individuals with Dyslexia

Luca Grandi

Diagnoses
Gasholder Amphitheatre

10:20 – 10:40

Screening for dyslexia: A standardized procedure based on condi/onal inference trees

Eddy Cavalli

Intervention and Prevention
Purifier 

10:20 – 10:40

Building a Data Driven Intervention aiming to enhance

Faye Antoniou

Technologies
Innovathens

10:20 – 10:40

Office-based cognition in adults with dyslexia: Evidence from non-immersive virtual reality

James Smith-Spark

Diagnoses
Gasholder Amphitheatre

10:40 – 11:00

Word and nonword reading in Basque, the creation of assessment instruments

Amaia Carrión-Castillo

Intervention and Prevention
Purifier 

10:40 – 11:00

A Proactive and Preventative Approach to Early Reading Difficulties

Jennifer O’Sullivan

Technologies
Innovathens

10:40 – 11:00

Workshop

Technology’s Role in Supporting People with Dyslexia in the Workplace”

Riikka Marttinen

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

Picture of coffee

11:30 – 12:15 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Keynote 4

“Unraveling Dyscalculia: What do we know and where should we go?”

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Professor Marie-Pascale Noël

Maths and Prediction
Gasholder Amphitheatre

Reading in School
Purifier 

Understandings
Innovathens

Maths and Prediction
Gasholder Amphitheatre

12:20 – 13:20 

Dyscalculia in practice: Informative diagnosis & Tailored intervention (Invited talk)

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Reading in School
Purifier 

12:20 – 13:00 – Purifier 

Event Related Components and lexical decision task in children with and without reading difficulties

Argyro Fella

Understandings
Innovathens

12:20 – 13:00

Exploration of Data Processing and Model Multiverse in Developmental Dyslexia Subtyping

Anna Leung

Reading in School
Purifier 

13:00 – 13:20

The role of executive functions in reading fluency among children with dyslexia

Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus

Understandings
Innovathens

13:00 – 13:20

Workshop

Metacognitive skills of people with dyslexia in higher education.

Maria Drosinou-Korea

13:20 – 14:30

Lunch break

Maths and Prediction
Gasholder Amphitheatre

Reading in School
Purifier 

Understandings
Innovathens

Maths and Prediction
Gasholder Amphitheatre

14:30 – 14:50

What predicts mental calculations of primary school students with Reading Disabilities?

Anastasia Chideridou-Mandari

Reading in School
Purifier 

14:30 – 14:50

Eye-movements in French dyslexic University students while reading aloud a text with spelling errors

Aikaterini Premeti

Understandings
Innovathens

14:30 – 14:50

Workshop

Students as Constellations; Helping Dyslexic & Dyscalculic Learners Shine with Evidence-Based Approaches.

Katrin “Kate” McElderry

Maths and Prediction
Gasholder Amphitheatre

14:50 – 15:10

The predictive role of memory and RAN in Greek school-aged children with dyslexia learning English as a second language

Maria Ioanna Gkountakou

Reading in School
Purifier 

14:50 – 15:10

The interrelationship between fluid reasoning and reading and morphosyntactic skills in adolescents with Developmental Dyslexia

Kyriaki Tsitsipa

Understandings
Innovathens

14:50 – 15:10

Workshop

Assessment with actionable insights : Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the comorbidity factor in Inclusive Education

Eleni Livaniou

Maths and Prediction
Gasholder Amphitheatre

15:10 – 15:30

Dyslexia symptoms as predictors of everyday attentional control

James H. Smith-Spark & Lia Sendler

Reading in School
Purifier 

15:10 – 15:30

The relation of orthographic representations with efficient word reading in students with and without dyslexia

Sofia Giazitzidou

Understandings
Innovathens

15:10 – 15:30 – Innovathens

Workshop

Solving Number Problems: Healing the Achilles’ Heel of Pupils.

Anthi Kokkoni & Kleoniki Vlassopoulou

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

Picture of coffee

16:00 – 16:30

Interactive poster session

Learn more about the posters and download abstracts

Poster wall

16:30 – 17:15 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Keynote 5

“Neurocognitive Similarities and Differences between Dyslexia and Dyscalculia”

bert de smedt

Bert de Smedt

17:15 – 17:45 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Panel discussion

Day three

Sunday October 20

9:10 – 9:55 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Keynote 6 – Live Stream

NOTE: This keynote is Live Streamed and not in person!

“Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in a Digital World”

Picture of Maryanne Wolf

Maryanne Wolf

Comparision
Gasholder Amphitheatre

Diagnosis and Screening
Purifier 

Adolescence and Adults (Reading and Grammar)
Innovathens

Comparision
Gasholder Amphitheatre

10:00 – 10:20

Oral language growth differences between children with persistent and resolving literacy difficulties

Apostolos Kargiotidis

Diagnosis and Screening
Purifier 

10:00 – 10:20

The Indipote(dn)s project: how to identify and train children at risk for specific learning disorder

Cristiano Termine

Adolescence and Adults (Reading and Grammar)
Innovathens

10:00 – 10:20

The relationship between self-reported dyslexia symptoms and executive functioning in adults

Christina Protopapa

Comparision
Gasholder Amphitheatre

10:20 – 10:40

Children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and children at risk for dyslexia (RfD). Can they be told apart?

Aliki Chalikia

Diagnosis and Screening
Purifier 

10:20 – 10:40

Screening, formative, and summative assessment for students with learning difficulties in Greece

Athanasio Tsolis

Adolescence and Adults (Reading and Grammar)
Innovathens

10:20 – 10:40

Workshop

Teaching Grammar in the EFL Classroom to Students with Dyslexia”

Paraskevi Kaperoni

Comparision
Gasholder Amphitheatre

10:40 – 11:00

Creative thinking in preadolescents with dyslexia: School level differences in the figural creative advantage

Alice Cancer

Diagnosis and Screening
Purifier 

10:40 – 11:00

Dynamic Assessment of Oral Language when Screening Multilingual Children in Greek Kindergarten

Yanneli Panayota

Adolescence and Adults (Reading and Grammar)
Innovathens

10:40 – 11:00

Workshop

Preventing school failure in learners with dyslexia in mainstream secondary schools in England

Georgina Nnamani

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

Picture of coffee

11:30 – 12:15 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Keynote 7

“Social and Emotional Adjustment of Individuals with Learning Disabilities: Identification and Support across the Lifespan”

Fotini Polychrony photo

Associate Professor Fotini Polychroni

12:15 – 12:45 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Panel discussion

12:45 – 13:00 – Gasholder Amphitheatre

Closing ceremony

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