BIOS Specific Literacy Difficulties SIG MEETING

  • 22 November 2012
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Warrington General Hospital
  • 31


  • Current members of BIOS only
  • All those who are not current members of BIOS

Provisional Programme

We will build on the topics covered last year as well as including some extra time for networking and discussion groups. We are again going to cover both the clinical and holistic approach to specific learning difficulties, including some workshop events to bring it all together and to learn from each others' different skill sets. Please find below a brief synopsis of our speakers.

Morning session

  • Registration/coffee 0930 - 1000

  • Dr Julie Kirkby (pictured) will be joining us from The University of Southampton to talk about her work on eye movements and dyslexia. Dr Kirkby’s research interests are in eye movements and visual cognition; she is particularly interested in dyslexia. In her research, she measures eye movements during reading, scanning tasks and scene perception. Dr Kirkby is also interested in the development of oculomotor control in typical and atypical populations and is currently involved with projects concerning binocular coordination, visual search, children’s and adult’s reading.

  • Dr Amanda Ludlow is a developmental psychologist focusing on atypical development, both developmental psychopathology and developmental disorders. Her research broadly falls in to three categories: Visual Function in children with developmental disorders, Social and Emotional Development of children with sensory deficits (Children with ASD, Deafness, Blindness, Tourette Syndrome), Early Risk factors in Developmental Psychopathology.

  • Followed by the opportunity for networking, journal reading and workshops


  • Lunch kindly sponsored by Caroline Lukhurst, Cerium - allowing us to keep our costs to a minimum.

Afternoon session

  • Davey Garland from Lancaster University who has devised a revision video for students with specific learning difficulties and he will be advising us on how to make sure children with specific learning difficulties perform at their maximum ability levels.

Cost (includes lunch) £25 members/£45 non-members payable online; please indicate any dietary requirements or access issues.

More details from Sarah Peel: S.Peel@health.gov.je

Venue details:tbc

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

0203 853 9797

Salisbury House · Station Road
Cambridge · CB1 2LA
United Kingdom