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Dr Saskia Kohnen

MA Potsdam, PhD Macq.

Saskia Kohnen

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.730
Phone : +61 2 9850 4439
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : saskia.kohnen@mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Profile

I have a degree in Patholinguistics (Linguistics and Speech-Language Pathology) from Potsdam University (Germany). I completed a PhD with Professor Lyndsey Nickels and Professor Max Coltheart at Macquarie University in 2008. My PhD focussed on cognitive neuropsychological approaches to rehabilitation of spelling disorders in childhood.

After finishing my PhD, I worked with MultiLit (Professor Kevin Wheldall, Dr Robyn Beaman, Dr Alison Madelaine) in a remote Aboriginal school in Cape York on the implementation of a school-wide remedial reading program. When I returned, I started to collaborate with A/Professor Genevieve McArthur and Professor Anne Castles on large NHMRC- and ARC-funded randomised control trials of different reading trainings in children with developmental dyslexia.

I am currently employed as a Macquarie University Research Fellow. Together with Professor Lyndsey Nickels we conduct an ARC-funded investigation of how to improve spelling remediation by promoting generalisation.

My research consists of three streams: (1) assessing the underlying causes of reading and spelling difficulties in children, (2) conducting intervention trials for children and adults with developmental and acquired reading and spelling difficulties, and (3) investigating reading acquisition in typically developing children.

External Appointments

  • Guest Editor, Cognitive Neuropsychology. (2013)

External Memberships

  • Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR)
  • Verband fuer Patholinguistik (VPL) - Association of Patholinguists

Awards

  • Best poster award, British Royal Society Meeting on Developmental and Acquired Language Disorders (2013), Kohnen, S.
  • Promotion to Lecturer (Level B) (2011), Kohnen, S.
  • Tertiary Student Award (Learning Difficulties Australia) (2009), Kohnen, S.
  • Tertiary Student Award (Learning Difficulties Australia) (2008), Kohnen, S. Highly commended for an exceptional research study in the area of learning difficulties
  • Vice Chancellor's Commendation for Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund application (2006), Kohnen, S. Vice Chancellor's commendation for application and interview for the Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund
  • Student Award at the Experimental Psychology Conference (2006), Kohnen, S. Student Award for Presentation (Language, Reading & Neuropsychology) at the Experimental Psychology Conference

Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Faculty Grant Writing Support Scheme (2012) "How best to treat dyslexia in children with ADHD." Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., & Castles, A. ($5,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Seeding Fund (2012) "The effect of reading training on the self-esteem of children with developmental dyslexia." McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., & Nickels, L. ($10,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Fellowship (2011 - 2014) "Using generalisation to improve treatment of spelling difficulties." Kohnen, S. ($270,641)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP110103822] (2011 - 2013) "Using generalisation to better treat poor spelling." Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Rapp, B. ($240,000)
  • Macquarie Faculty Research Infrastructure Fund (2010) "Macquarie Online Test Interface (MOTIf)." McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Castles, A., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., Savage, G., Johnson, B., Brock, J., Wheldall, K., Beaman, R., Rowe, D., Morgan, M., Porter, M., & Sharma, M. ($75,000)
  • Faculty of Human Sciences Research Publication Assistance Scheme (2010) "Pirates at parties - the development of letter position coding." Kohnen, S. ($2,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (2009) "Kids' Science Club: A Children's Research Register at Macquarie University". McArthur, G., Robbins, R., Castles, A., Crain, S., Rapee, R., Thornton, R., Lyneham, H., Cupples, L., Hudson, J., Bowes, J., Palermo, R., Brock, J., Porter, M., Johnson, B., Cox, F., Warburton, W., Kohnen, S., Jensen, B. ($32,858)
  • NHMRC Project Grant (2008 - 2012) "A randomised control trial of treatments for children with different types of reading difficulty". McArthur, G., Coltheart, M., Castles, A., & Kohnen, S. ($840,000)
  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (2006) Kohnen, S ($4,000)
  • Macquarie University International Travel Grant (2006) Kohnen, S ($1,500)
  • MACCS Postgraduate Grant (2005) Kohnen, S. ($1,000)
  • MACCS Postgraduate Grant (2004) Kohnen, S. ($1,000)
  • International Macquarie Univerity Research Scholarship (iMURS) (2004 - 2007) Kohnen, S. ($18,009)

Selected Publications

Books Chapters

  • Kohnen, S., & Nickels, L. (In Press). Methods of cognitive neuropsychology. In J.D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Coltheart, M., & Kohnen, S. (2012). Acquired and developmental disorders of reading and spelling. In M. Faust (Ed.), The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language (pp. 892-920). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.

Periodicals

  • McArthur, G.M., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Banales, E. (In Press). Sight word and phonics training in children with dyslexia. Journal of Learning Disabilities.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (In Press). Generalisation after treatment of acquired spelling impairments: A review Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09602011.2014.983135
  • Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Brock, J. (2014). Developmental disorders: What can be learned from cognitive neuropsychology? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - B, 369(1634), 20130407. doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0407
  • Kezilas, Y., Kohnen, S., McKague, M., & Castles, A. (2014). The locus of impairment in English developmental letter position dyslexia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 356. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00356
  • Collis, N.L., Kohnen, S., & Kinoshita, S. (2013). The role of visual spatial attention in adult developmental dyslexia. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 245-260. doi:10.1080/17470218.2012.705305
  • McArthur, G.M., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., Banales, E., & Castles, A. (2013). Getting to grips with the heterogeneity of developmental dyslexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30, 1-24.
  • Kohnen, S., & Castles, A. (2013). Pirates at parties: Letter position coding in developing readers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115, 91-107. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2012.08.011
  • Marinus, E., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G. (2013). Australian comparison data for the test of word reading efficiency. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 18(2), 199-212.
  • Moore, D., Porter, M.A., Kohnen, S., & Castles, A. (2012). Detecting different types of reading difficulties: A comparison of tests. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 36(2), 112-133. doi: 10.1017/jse.2012.11
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Castles, A., Friedmann, N., & McArthur, G. (2012). When ‘slime’ becomes ‘smile’: Developmental letter position dyslexia in English. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3681–3692. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.07.016
  • McArthur, G., Eve, P., Jones, K., Banales, E., Kohnen, S., Anandakumar, T., Larsen, L., Marinus, E., Wang, H.-C., & Castles, A. (2012). Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009115.pub2
  • Jones, K., Castles, A., & Kohnen, S. (2011). Subtypes of developmental dyslexia: Recent developments and directions for treatment. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 13(2), 79-83.
  • Colenbrander, D., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2011). Nonword reading tests: A Review of the available resources. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 35(2), 137-172. doi:10.1375/ajse.35.2.137
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Banales, E. (2011). Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 5, cd009115. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009115
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L. & Coltheart, M. (2010). Training rule-of-E: Further investigation of a previously successful intervention for a spelling rule in developmental mixed dysgraphia. Journal of Research in Reading, 33(4), 392-413. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9817.2009.01425.x
  • Kohnen, S. & Nickels, L. (2010). Teaching children with developmental spelling difficulties in a one-on-one context. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 34(1), 36-60. doi:10.1375/ajse.34.1.36
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L. & Coltheart, M. (2010). Skill Generalisation in Teaching Spelling to Children with Learning Difficulties. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 15(2), 115-129. doi:10.1080/19404158.2010.502588
  • Nickels, L., Kohnen, S., & Biedermann, B. (2010). An untapped resource: Treatment as a tool for revealing the nature of cognitive processes. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 27(7), 539-562. doi:10.1080/02643294.2011.609811
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2009). Assessing spelling skills and strategies: A critique of available resources [Special Issue]. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 14(1), 113-150. doi:10.1080/19404150902783450
  • Nickels, L., Kohnen, S. & Smith-Lock, K.M. (2009). Understanding and treating developmental literacy impairments using a cognitive neuropsychological approach. Acquiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing, 11, 120-121.
  • Kohnen, S. Nickels, L., Brunsdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Patterns of generalisation after treating sublexical spelling deficits in a child with mixed dysgraphia. Journal of Research in Reading, 31(1), 157-177. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9817.2007.00366.x
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Brunsdon, R. (2008). Predicting generalization in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25(3), 343-375. doi:10.1080/02643290802003000

Published Abstracts

  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., & Nickels, L. (2012). Decoding words: The relationship between parsing and grapheme-phoneme knowledge [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM].
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., & Kohnen, S. (2012). Sight-word and phonics training in children with dyslexia [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM].
  • Castles, A. & Kohnen, S. (2011). Pirates at parties: Letter position coding in children [Abstract]. 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.
  • Castles, A. & Kohnen, S. (2011). Pirates at parties: Letter position coding in children [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2011 Australian Psychology Conferences (CDROM), 1, 1.
  • Castles, A., Rabbitts, B., Kohnen, S., & Nation, K. (2009). Context effects in orthographic learning via self-teaching: Are they modulated by prior knowledge of phonology and meaning? [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM].
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., & Brunsdon, R. (2007). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child with mixed dysgraphia [Abstract]. Neurocase, 13(1), 55.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Brunsdon, R. (2006). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology., 58, 81.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. In A. Pomstra (Ed.), Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie (pp. 142-144). Groningen: University of Groningen Press.
  • Kohnen, S. (2011). Vernachlaessigte Dyslexien: Visuell-orthographische Verarbeitung bei Lesestoerungen. In S. Hanne., T. Fritzsche., S. Ott., & A. Adelt. (Ed.), Spektrum Patholinguistik Band 4: Schwerpunktthema: Lesen lernen: Diagnostik und Therapie bei Stoerungen des Leseerwerbs (pp. 75-81). Potsdam, Universitaetsverlag Potsdam: .

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2104, July). Exploring the nature of the link between oral vocabulary and reading comprehension. Colloquium at the Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC), University of York, York, UK.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, September). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Paper presented at the 15th Science of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, September). Understanding mechanisms of improvement in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Perth.
  • Kezilas, Y., Kohnen, S., McKague, M., & Castles, A. (2014, July). Identifying the source of anagram errors in English-speaking children with letter position dyslexia. Poster session presented at the International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2014, July). The effects of improved oral vocabulary knowledge on reading comprehension - a randomized controlled trial. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading, Santa Fe, USA.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2014, July). How do oral vocabulary skills affect reading comprehension? Colloquium at the Psychological and Educational Approaches to Reading and Language Support (PEARLS) Research Group, Leeds, UK.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, July). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2014, June). A randomized controlled trial of oral vocabulary intervention for reading comprehension difficulties. Colloquium at the Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2014, June). Reading comprehension and oral vocabulary: What’s the connection? Colloquium at the Language and Cognitive Development (LCD) Research Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Kezilas, Y., Kohnen, S., McKague, M., & Castles, A. (2014, April). Investigating the cause of anagram errors in developmental letter position dyslexia. Paper presented at the 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Castles, A., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G. (2014, April). Variations within a 'subtype': Phonological dyslexia. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane.
  • Kohnen, S., Castles, A., Geigis, L., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., & McArthur, G. (2014, April). Variations within a 'subtype': Surface dyslexia. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane.
  • Marinus, E., Kohnen, S., Wang, H.-C., & McArthur, G. (2014, March). Treating poor reading fluency: What is causing the effect of syllable training? Paper presented at the 9th British Dyslexia Association International Conference, Guildford, UK.
  • Kohnen, S. (2014, February). Single case study design and intervention (in practice). Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Robidoux, S., Kohnen, S., & Kezilas, Y. (2013, November). Letter position coding in visual word recognition: On the role of confusability. Poster session presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • Barisic, K., Kohnen, S., & Nickels, L. (2013, November). Developmental graphemic buffer dysgraphia in English. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2013, November). Exploring the causal role of oral vocabulary in reading comprehension difficulties. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2013, November). Lexical influences on the graphemic output buffer. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Kezilas, Y., Kohnen, S., Mckague, M., & Castles, A. (2013, November). Identifying the locus of impairment in letter position dyslexia. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Kohnen, S., Castles, A., Geigis, L., Anandakumar, T., Nickels, L., & McArthur, G.M. (2013, November). Subtypes of a subtype: Three developmental surface dyslexias. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Nickels, L., Kohnen, S., & Biedermann, B. (2013, November). Theory and therapy: A reciprocal relationship? Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Castles, A., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G.M. (2013, November). Subtypes of developmental phonological dyslexia. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • McArthur, G.M., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K Anandakumar, T., & Banales, E. (2013, September). Phonics and sight word training in children with dyslexia. Paper presented at the Children’s Hospital Education Research Institute Conference, Westmead Hospital, Sydney.
  • McArthur, G.M., Banales, E., Kohnen, S., & Castles, A. (2013, July). Self-esteem in children with developmental dyslexia. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hong Kong.
  • Banales, E., McArthur, G.M., & Kohnen, S. (2013, July). The effect of reading training on short-term and working memory in children with dyslexia. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hong Kong.
  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G.M. (2013, July). The effect of phonics and sight word instruction on grapheme-phoneme knowledge in children with developmental dyslexia. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hong Kong.
  • Kohnen, S., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Friedmann, N., & McArthur, G.M. (2013, June). When bread grows on men's faces: Letter Position Dyslexia in English reading children. Invited colloquium at the Language & Developmental Seminar Series, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Castles, A., Friedmann, N., & McArthur, G. (2013, June). When 'slime' becomes 'smile': Developmental letter position dyslexia in English. Invited poster session presented at the Royal Society's satellite meeting at Chicheley Hall on Language in developmental and acquired disorders, Chicheley, UK.
  • Robidoux, S., Kinoshita, S., Kohnen, S., Mills, L., Kezilas, Y., & Norris, D. (2013, June). Confusability. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual ForsterFest, Sydney.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Barisic, K., Moore, K., Kezilas, Y., Krajenbrink, T., & Colenbrander, D. (2013, May). Generalisation of untrained irregular words in spelling. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia (IWORDD), San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2013, February). Fragment errors in buffer impairment. Paper presented at the IDEALAB (International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain) Winter School, Trento, Italy.
  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., & Nickels, L. (2012, August). Children's knowledge of letter-sounds: What is the order of learning? Paper presented at the 6th European Graduate School on Literacy Acquisition, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Barriball, E. (2012, August). Phonics and sight word training in children with dyslexia. Presentation given at the MULTILIT Seminar Series, Macquarie Park, Sydney.
  • Banales, E., McArthur, G., & Kohnen, S. (2012, August). Profiling working memory deficits in children with dyslexia. Paper presented at the 6th European Graduate School on Literacy Acquisition, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • Marinus, E., Kohnen, S., Schmalz, X., & Castles, A. (2012, July). Who are the noisiest neighbours in the hood? Paper presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Montreal, Canada.
  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., & Nickels, L. (2012, July). Investigating non-lexical reading processes in young children: How do parsing ability and GPC knowledge relate? Poster session presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR), Montreal, Canada.
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Barriball, E. (2012, April). Phonics and sight-word training in children with developmental dyslexia. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., & Nickels, L. (2012, April). Decoding words: The relationship between parsing and grapheme-phoneme knowledge. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Marinus, E., Kohnen, S., Schmalz, X., & Castles, A. (2012, April). Different neighbours in the hood: The impact of higher-frequency substitution, deletion and transposition neighbours in developing readers. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Barriball, E. (2012, March). Phonics and sight-word training in children with developmental dyslexia. Presentation given at the CCD Person Perception Seminar Series, University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Larsen, L., McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2011, December). The Letter-Sound Test (LeST): Norms and children’s learning of letter-sound rules. Poster session presented at the ResCom, University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Larsen, L., McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., & Nickels, L. (2011, November). The Letter-Sound Test (LeST): Norms and children’s learning of letter-sound rules. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Larsen, L., McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2011, November). The Letter-Sound Test (LeST): Norms and children’s learning of letter-sound rules. Presentation given at the Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference, Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Beaman, R., Wheldall, K., Madelaine, A., Kohnen, S., Reynolds, M., & McMurtry, S. (2011, October). Meeting the needs of Aboriginal low-progress readers in remote communities Paper presented at the Learning Disabilities Symposium, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Castles, A., & Kohnen, S. (2011, September). Pirates at parties: Letter position coding in children. Paper presented at the 17th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Colenbrander, D., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2011, September). The DiRT on nonword reading tests. Colloquium at the MULTILIT Seminar Series, Sydney.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Castles, A., Friedmann, N., & McArthur, G. (2011, August). When a diary is "something from a cow": Developmental Letter Position Dyslexia in English. Paper presented at the Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry (ACNCN) Research Forum, Sydney.
  • Castles, A., & Kohnen, S. (2011, April). Pirates at parties: Letter Position Coding in Children. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kohnen, S. (2010, November). Vernachlaessigte Dyslexien: visuell-orthographische Verarbeitung bei Entwicklungsdyslexie. (Neglected dyslexias: the visual-orthographic analyser in developmental dyslexia). Paper presented at the 4th Annual Autumn Meeting of the Patholinguistics Society, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., McArthur, G., & Castles, A. (2010, September). Developmental letter position dyslexia in English. Presentation given at the Macquarie University Reading Disability Researchers Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Nickels, L., & Tripolone, A., & Kohnen, S. (2010, August). Improving access to orthographic representations in letter-by-letter reading: a single case treatment study. Paper presented at the 11th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Kohnen, S., Anandakumar, T., McArthur, G., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2010, July). Treatment for different types of surface dyslexia. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies, Reading, Berlin, Germany.
  • Friedmann, N., Shvimer, L., Kerbel, N., Rahamim, E., Gvion, A. & Kohnen, S. (2010, July). Treatment directions for letter position dyslexia and attentional dyslexia. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies, Reading, Berlin, Germany.
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Barriball, E. (2010, July). Phonics and sight-word training in children with developmental dyslexia . Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies, Reading, Berlin, Germany.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Brunsdon, R. (2009, November). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child. Invited presentation given at the LDA Awards Presentation, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S. (2009, October). Introduction to Cognitive Neuropsychological Intervention. Invited presentation given at the Clinical Neuropsychology Masters Course, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S. (2009, October). Cognitive Neuropsychological Approaches to Rehabilitation. Invited presentation given at the Clinical Neuropsychology Masters Course, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S. (2009, September). Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology. Invited presentation given at the Honours in Psychology Program, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Coltheart, M., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., Nickels, L., Castles, A. (2009, August). Understanding Children's reading difficulties: Assessment and intervention. Invited presentation given at the Hunter Region Education Department Workshop, Sydney, Australia.
  • Porter, M. & Kohnen, S. (2009, July). Can spelling intervention improve the learning of new words in a child with phonological dysgraphia? Paper presented at the 5th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S., Smith-Lock, K. & Nickels, L. (2009, July). Which children with spelling difficulties might benefit from spelling pronunciations? Paper presented at the 5th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Tripolone, A., Nickels, L. & Kohnen, S. (2009, July). Treatment of a letter-by-letter reader - a single case study. Paper presented at the 5th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S., Castles, A. & Nickels, L. (2009, June). Spelling training improves rule-based and irregular-word spelling but not orthographic learning. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies in Reading, Boston, USA.
  • Castles, A., Rabbitts, B., Kohnen, S. & Nation, K. (2009, June). Context effects in orthographic learning via self-teaching: Are they modulated by prior knowledge of phonology and meaning? Paper presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies in Reading, Boston, USA.
  • Castles, A., Rabbitts, B., Kohnen, S. & Nation, K. (2009, April). Context effects in orthographic learning via self-teaching: Are they modulated by prior knowledge of phonology and meaning? Paper presented at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Woollongong, Australia.
  • Tripolone, A., Nickels, L. & Kohnen, S. (2009, April). Treatment of a letter-by-letter reader - a single case study. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S. (2008, September). Cognitive Neuropsychological Approaches to Rehabilitation. Presentation given at the Clinical Neuropsychology Masters Course, MAcquarie University, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S. (2008, July). Introduction to Cognitive Neuropsychological Intervention. Presentation given at the Clinical Neuropsychology Masters Course, MAcquarie University, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Brunsdon, R. (2006, November). Patterns of generalisation in treatment studies with a child with lexical and sublexical spelling deficits. Paper presented at the Johns Hopkins University Seminar, Baltimore, USA.
  • Kohnen, S. (2006, November). A cognitive neuropsychological approach to rehabilitation of spelling disorders in childhood. Presentation given at the University of British Columbia Seminar, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Brunsdon, R. (2006, October). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child. Paper presented at the Meeting of the British Neuropsychological Society, London, UK.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., & Brunsdon, R. (2006, July). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child. Paper presented at the 3rd Australian Conference for Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Sydney.
  • Kohnen, S., Brunsdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2006, April). Generalisation effects after treating sublexical spelling deficits in a child with mixed dysgraphia. Paper presented at the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Kohnen, S., Brunsdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2006, March). Treating Sublexical Spelling Deficits in a Child with Mixed Dysgraphia. Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference on Clinical and Research Perspectives in Developmental Neuropsychology, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L.A., McGlynn, H., Smith-Lock, K., Kohnen, S., & Whedall, K. (2006, March). What affects the success of an intervention programme for older low progress readers? Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference on Clinical and Research Perspectives in Developmental Neuropsychology, Sydney.
  • Smith-Lock, K., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L.A., & McGlynn, H. (2006, March). Developmental literacy impairments in adulthood. Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference on Clinical and Research Perspectives in Developmental Neuropsychology, Sydney.
  • Kohnen, S., Brunsdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2005, August). Treating Sublexical Spelling Deficits in a Child with Mixed Dysgraphia. Paper presented at the Fourth European Graduate School on Literacy, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.

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