Alison Clarke's summary of Stanislas Dehaene's & Kathy Rastle's conference talks (Dyslexia SPELD Foundation, 2019)

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Alison Clarke's summary of Stanislas Dehaene's & Kathy Rastle's conference talks (Dyslexia SPELD Foundation, 2019)

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:20 am

Alison does a great job of summarising the main important features of Stanislas Dehaene's fantastic keynote address at the 'Language, Literacy and Learning Conference' (2019):

https://www.spelfabet.com.au/2019/04/th ... s-dehaene/

I’ve just been to a fantastic conference in Perth, organised by the Dyslexia SPELD Foundation of WA....

Learning is a process of neuronal recycling

French cognitive neuropsychologist Professor Stanislas Dehaene gave the opening keynote address of the conference. He firstly told us we should forget everything we’ve heard about the differences between the left and right brain.

Young children’s brains are astonishingly flexible and able to reorganise. There are twice as many synapses in a child aged one or two as in an adult. Synapses come and go all the time.

A child whose entire left hemisphere was surgically removed in infancy was still able to learn language and literacy more or less along the usual lines.


See the full line-up of speakers here:

https://literacylanguageconf.com
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Re: Alison Clarke's summary of Stanislas Dehaene's conference talk (Dyslexia SPELD Foundation, 2019)

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 pm

Alison has now written a post featuring Professor Kathy Rastle's presentation:

https://www.spelfabet.com.au/2019/04/th ... hy-rastle/

Prof Rastle has published a paper which says a lot of what she said at the conference, so you might want to skip straight to reading that. Below is my summary of her conference keynote main points, which I hope whets your appetite for more sustained silent reading (ehem) on the topic, or provides a bit of spaced practice to help consolidate the ideas.

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