We are pleased to announce that Professor Maggie Snowling CBE, President of St. John’s, will be the guest speaker at The Richmond Dyslexia AGM on 9th May 2017 at 6.30pm to 9 pm.
She will give a talk titled ‘Dyslexia and Language disorder: Same or different?‘
Everyone is welcome – the talk is free to RDA members and costs £10 for non-members.
Venue: Richmond Old Town Hall, Whittaker Ave, Richmond TW9 1TP (map link)
About Professor Maggie Snowling CBE
Professor Maggie Snowling CBE took up the role of President of St. John’s in September 2012. Prior to that she held a personal Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of York where she was Co-Director of the Centre for Reading and Language. Her research focuses on children’s language and learning and specifically on the nature and causes of children’s reading difficulties and how best to ameliorate them. She completed her first degree at Bristol and doctorate at University College London, and is also a qualified clinical psychologist.
Professor Snowling is a Past-President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading and one of the Joint Editors of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. She served as a member of Sir Jim Rose’s Expert Advisory Group on provision for Dyslexia in 2009 and as an expert member of the Education for All: Fast Track Initiative group in Washington DC in 2011. She is Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She was appointed CBE for services to science and the understanding of dyslexia in 2016.