The Neurobiology & Treatment of Dyslexia, April 14th, 2013, St Catherine's College, Oxford, UK.
The neurobiological basis of developmental dyslexia in alphabetic, syllabic, and logographic scripts
Thirty-five world experts assembled for the 3rd Oxford-Kobe symposium on dyslexia in different scripts at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford. The exceptionally cold March weather warmed up a bit to give us rain for the first few days and even some sun on the last day. We heard about latest advances in dyslexia genetics, neuroimaging and treatment in different writing systems. Influential policy maker and educationalists also attended and hopefully we were able to improve their understanding and willingness to change attitudes to dyslexia. By all accounts this was even more successful than our two previous symposia.Delegates were excited by the great advances that have been made in understanding dyslexia over the last few years, particularly as regards its genetic and neural basis. The application of functional imaging techniques had done a great deal to elucidate machanisms by which impaired processing of auditory and visual signals may underlie dyslexia symptoms, and this has led to new and powerful means of remediation. We hope that the interest generated by OK3 will spread worldwide and stimulate even more new work in the field. We look forward to a 4th Oxford Kobe symposium in a few years to report even more progress. Hard copies of the symposium booklet, which includes speakers' abstracts are available to purchase at GBP £5.00 plus postage for overseas. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy. Organizers:Prof. John F. Stein, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr. Maki S. Koyama, Rutgers University, USA
Mrs. Clarice Davies, DRT, Oxford University, UK
Language: English was used throughout the sessions in the symposium