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A discussion of "The Dyslexia Debate"

4 August 2015, Macquarie University, Sydney


This one-day symposium on the book "The Dyslexia Debate" is open to the public and will be particularly relevant for reading researchers, clinicians concerned with reading, teachers involved with reading instruction and anyone concerned about reading difficulties and their remediation.

Book Cover - The Dyslexia Debate

Elliott, Julian G. and Elena L. Grigorenko. The Dyslexia Debate. 1st ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Cambridge Books Online. Web. 19 June 2015.

Available at Cambridge Books Online - Copyright Cambridge University Press.

The event will begin with an opening summary by one of the authors, followed by commentaries on the book by various people who have read the book and who are experts on learning to read and its difficulties.

Interview with Julian Elliott, author of 'The Dyslexia Debate', at the Festival of Ideas at the University of Cambride


Registration for this event is now closed.


The conference will be held in Room 1.200 (Level 1 Lecture Theatre) at the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University, Sydney NSW, Australia.

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Post-event response


  • Professor Julian Elliott, co-author of The Dyslexia Debate, Principal of Collingwood College
    Professor of Education, Durham University, UK
  • Mandy Nayton, Executive Officer of The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation, President of AUSPELD, Research Fellow of Curtin University's School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
  • Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Research Fellow in the Social Foundations program at the Centre for Independent Studies
  • Professor Tom Nicholson, Professor of Literacy Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University, Auckland
  • Distinguished Professor Anne Castles, Reading Program Leader of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University


  • Emeritus Professor Max Coltheart, CI, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University


Monica Brockmyre

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