In the book The Dyslexia Debate, Professor Julian Elliott and his co-author Professor Elena Grigorenko question the efficacy of the term 'dyslexia', arguing that the many varied and problematic understandings of the term can result in a major disservice to those who encounter difficulties learning to read.
Elliott and Grigorenko outline the most effective ways to help those with reading problems and conclude by calling for an end to the use of the term 'dyslexia' and replacing it by more helpful, scientifically rigorous descriptions.
- Thursday 11 September: The End of Dyslexia in School?
- Friday 12 September: The End of Dyslexia in Higher Education?
At the seminar, Professor Elliott will first summarise the key arguments and recommendations he and Grigorenko make and then invite delegates to enter into debate and discussion of his arguments and the implications of his work for effective educational practice.
Cost to attend either of the days is £55 (£20 for Plymouth University staff and students) to include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. It is envisaged that delegates will attend only one of the two seminars depending on whether their interest is related to dyslexia and schools or dyslexia and HE.
Please contact Sally Agobiani via the Disability Services email for