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Dyslexia: An Impairment of Language Learning

I am Dyslexic myself and also work in Education so am going to head along to this talk at the British Academy.

Professor Maggie Snowling FBA

Tuesday 24 September 2013, 6 - 7.15pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Without the ability to readfluently and with accurate comprehension, for many children there can be a downward spiral of poor educational achievement and career prospects. Studies following the development of children at family-risk of dyslexia have revealed that it is associated with language delays and speech difficulties in pre-school years before reading instruction even begins. Literacy outcomes in children depend not only on the risk factors that predispose reading difficulties but also on protective factors which mitigate the risk. Join Professor Snowling as she discusses the impact dyslexia has on society and asking whether it is possible to intervene early to ameliorate its impact?

About the speaker:
Professor Maggie Snowling FBA is President of St. John’s College, Oxford. She was a member of the Rose Review on Dyslexia and is Past-President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. She is also a fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences.

Meet at 5.30 to head in for 5.45. A suitable place to gather and have a drink afterwards will be located (Hopefully a Wetherspoons as Tuesday is cheap steak night!).

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  • Ali P.

    Talk was very well informed but a little dense in parts

    September 24, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Drinks and nibbles after- I'm wearing brown addidas trainers and a black hooded coat :)

    September 24, 2013

    • Ali P.

      So sorry you weren't able to find us- really glad you enjoyed the lecture and hopefully see you at another one soon! :) Ali

      September 24, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Hi everyone- I'm here- in the overflow room with a video link to the talk- who knew dyslexia would be such a popular topic! Anyone keen to meet after just leave a message :)

    September 24, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Hi everyone- was kept later than I'd hoped at work and am now racing to the talk- I'm hoping to be there by latest 5.50- if anyone wants to head in then please feel free and we can meet up after- otherwise message or text me and ill see you before we head in- my number is[masked] sorry for running late and see you in a bit :)

    September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Only a few places left but they will provide an overflow room with video screen.

      September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry but I'm going to be held up later today and won't be able to attend. Apologies for this. E

    September 24, 2013

  • Roopa

    Very sorry but cannot now make this. Hope its interesting for all who attend.

    September 19, 2013

    • Ali P.

      Hi Roopa- No worries- thanks for letting us know and hopefully see you at a talk soon!! :)

      September 21, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Hi everyone- really looking forward to Tuesday (the talk as well as steak night) Hope y'all can still make it and look forward to seeing you there :)

    September 21, 2013

  • Poppy

    Damn it. Would love to come to this, but won't be in town that week. Sounds very interesting though. AND it's steak night. Typical.

    1 · August 20, 2013

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