This is a very important development indeed to be held at Durham University, UK:
Resolving the dyslexia debate
24th September 2015, 17:30 to 19:00, The Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, University Science Site, Stockton Road, Durham
Seventeen of the world’s leading experts in the field of reading disability/dyslexia are visiting Durham University in September 2015 to try to reach a consensus on the use and value of the term dyslexia. This event is a response to vigorous (sometime heated) discussions in research, professional, and public circles following the publication of The Dyslexia Debate (Elliott & Grigorenko, 2014). After two days of deliberation, the group will present their views at a public presentation.
Admission to this event is free and all are welcome.
Participants in the group discussions will be:
Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, Oxford University, UK.
Emerson Dickman, Attorney specialising in the representation of children with disabilities, and former President of the International Dyslexia Association, US.
Julian (Joe) Elliott, Principal of Collingwood College and Professor of Educational Psychology, Durham University, UK.
Jack Fletcher, Departmental Chair and Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Houston, US.
Elena Grigorenko, Professor of Epidemiology, and of Psychology, Child Study Center, Yale University, US.
Jan Keenan, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Reading and Language Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Denver, US.
Karin Landerl, Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Graz, Austria.
Heikke Lyytinen, UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Literacy for All, Department of Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Peggy McCardle, President of Peggy McCardle Consulting; formerly Chief of the Child Development and Behaviour Branch of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, US.
Brett Miller, Director of the Reading, Writing, and Related Disabilities Program, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, US.
Richard Olson, Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado, US.
Jane Prochnow, Senior Lecturer in Education, Massey University, New Zealand.
Ken Pugh, President and Director of Research, Haskins Laboratories, and Professor of Psychology, University of Connecticut, US.
Gerd Schulte-Koerne, Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Munich, Germany
Maggie Snowling, President of St. John’s College and Professor of Psychology, Oxford University, UK.
William Tunmer, Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand
Aryan van der Leij, Professor, Research Institute for Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Richard Wagner, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University, US.
Professor William Tunmer is an IFERI committee member and you can read about his work here:http://www.iferi.org/cmt-management-tea ... w-zealand/
IFERI committee member, Dr Linda Siegel, is now also attending this meeting.