The Dyslexia Debate

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This recording is from Professor Joe Elliot titled ‘The Dyslexia Debate’. It is from the conference, ‘Dyslexia from assessment to intervention’ was held on Friday 29 September 2017, and was organised by the Welsh ACAMH Branch. The day promoted the notion that the assessment of literacy difficulties should be the first step on a clear pathway to individualised interventions for children or young people.

The topics included:

• Key areas of debate around dyslexia and literacy difficulties
• Assessment for dyslexia
• Understanding dyslexia and how to deal with it
• Key interventions.

ACAMH members can now receive a CPD certificate for watching this recorded lecture. Simply email with the day and time you watch it, so we can check the analytics, and we’ll email you your certificate.


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Professor Julian (Joe) Elliott

Principal, Collingwood College and Professor of Educational Psychology, Durham University

Initially a teacher of children with special educational needs, Joe subsequently practised as an educational psychologist before becoming a university lecturer. A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Chartered Psychologist, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he is registered to engage in clinical practice as an educational psychologist by the Health Professions Council.


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