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מרכז אדמונד י. ספרא לחקר המח של לקויות למידה

 

"לקויות למידה: התערבות ומניעה

המוח הצעיר והבוגר"

 

הכנס יתקיים בין  31.05.09 - 02.06.09

 

 

            ראשון ח'  בסיון תשס"ט,  31.05.09.        אודיטוריום הכט.

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שלישי י'  בסיון תשס"ט,   02.06.09.        אודיטוריום ספדיה.

 

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The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities

 Inaugural Conference

The Young and the Adult Brain

Learning Disabilities: Prevention and Intervention

May 31-June 2, 2009

Department of Learning Disabilities

Faculty of Education

University of Haifa

 

Day 1: May 31

 

Hecht Museum Auditorium

 

09:00-10:00  

Registration 

 

10:00-10:30

Opening remarks:  Prof. Zvia Breznitz - Head of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa

 

Greetings:             Prof. Ofra Mayseless - Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa

 

 

 

Session 1: The Reading Brain 1  Head: Prof. Avi Karni

 

10:30-11:15

Kenneth R. Pugh, Ph.D

President and Director of Research, Haskins Laboratories

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Connecticut, USA

 

Title: Neuroimaging studies of skilled reading and reading disability: Establishing brain/behavior links

 

 

11:15-12:00

Heinz Wimmer, Ph.D

Department of Psychology and Centre for Neurocognitive Research

University of Salzburg, Austria

 

Title: Developmental dyslexia: Cognitive phenotype and brain dysfunctions in a relatively transparent orthography (German)

 

12:00-12:30

Zvia Breznitz, Ph.D

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: The rate at which linguistic information enters into cerebral systems directs its processing: The Asynchrony theory as a possible explanation of dyslexia

 

12:30-14:30

Lunch and Poster Session (see list below)

 

 

Session 2: The Reading Brain 2  Head: Dr. Tami Katzir  

 

14:30-15:15

Daniel Brandeis, Ph.D

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

Title: Neural changes with learning to read: Effects of dyslexia and early training

 

15:15-16:00

Bruce D. McCandliss, Ph.D

Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

 

Title: The role of attention and learning in shaping the response properties of the visual word form area

 

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

 

16:30-17:15

Richard K. Olson, Ph.D

Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

 

Title: Genetic and environmental influences on reading ability and disability

 

 

17:15-17:45

Tami Katzir, Ph.D

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: A structural basis for reading fluency: Cortico-cortical fiber tract disruptions are associated with reading impairment in a neuronal migration disorder

 

 

Day 2: June 1

 

Hecht Museum Auditorium

 

08:30-09:30

Registration

 

Session 3: The Young Brain  Head: Dr. David Share  

 

09:30-10:00

Iris Levin, Ph.D

1Dept. of Human Development and Education, Tel Aviv University

 

Title: Promoting early literacy by parent-child joint activities in low SES strata (Iris Levin1 and Dorit Aram1)

 

10:00-10:45

Linda S. Siegel, Ph.D

Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

 

Title: Early identification and intervention to prevent reading failure

 

10:45-11:15

Coffee Break

 

11:15-12:00

Dennis Molfese, Ph.D and Victoria Molfese, Ph.D

University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

 

Title: Impact of early experience on subsequent brain and cognitive development

 

12:00-12:30

Anat Scher, Ph.D

Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: Turning off at night: the importance of sleep to early learning

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break

 

Prof. Dina Feitelson Award

 

13:30-13:45

Opening Remarks:  Prof. Ofra Mayseless - Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa

 

13:45-14:30

Dina Feitelson Memorial Lecture

Ludo Verhoeven, Ph.D

Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

Title: Quality of phonological representations and phonological awareness as predictors of early literacy development

 

14:30-14:45

The Award winner presentation 

 

Session 4: The Young and the Adult Brain  Head: Dr. Shelley Shaul

 

14:45-15:15

Shelley Shaul, Ph.D

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: A model of brain activity of young as compared to adult dyslexic readers

 

15:15-15:45

Avi Karni, M.D, Ph.D

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: Critical thoughts on critical periods in skill acquisition and brain plasticity

 

15:45-16:15

Coffee Break

 

16:15-16:45

Michal Shany, Ph.D

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: Subtypes of developmental dyslexia among young readers as compared to adults: Linguistic, cognitive and ERP profiles

 

Session 5: Learning Disabilities  Head: Dr. Raphiq Ibrahim

 

16:45-17:15

David Share, Ph.D

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: The self-teaching model of orthographic learning: A theoretical and
empirical overview

 

17:15-17:45

Paul Miller, Ph.D

Department of Special Education, University of Haifa 

 

Title: The role of phonology in the word decoding skills of poor readers

 

 

Day 3: June 2

 

Sfadia Auditorium

 

08:30-09:30

Registration

 

Session 6: Brain and Numbers  Head: Dr. Orly Rubensten

Developmental dyscalculia: Heterogeneity may not mean different mechanisms

 

09:30-10:00

Orly Rubensten, Ph.D

1Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: Co-morbidity of mathematical learning disabilities with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or with reading disabilities (Orly Rubinsten1, Logika Rasalingam3, Stephanie Tang3, Betty Chiu3, Rosemary Tannock2,4)

2Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

3 Research Opportunity Program, University of Toronto

4 Human Development and Applied Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

 

10:00-10:45

Liane Kaufmann, Ph.D

Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria

 

Title: Neural correlates of number processing and simple arithmetic in children with and without dyscalculia

 

10:45-11:15

Avishai Henik, Ph.D

1Department of Psychology and Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

 

Title: How pure is pure developmental dyscalculia? (Avishai Henik1 and Sarit Ashkenazi1)

 

11:15-11:45

Coffee Break

 

Session 7: The Bilingual Brain  Head: Dr. Anat Prior

 

11:45-12:15

Anat Prior, Ph.D

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: Bilingualism and executive function

 

12:15-12:45

Asaid Khateb, Ph.D

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: Languages in the bilingual brain: What about language selection mechanisms?

 

12:45-13:30

Malatesha Joshi, Ph.D

College of Education and Human Development, Texas A & M University College Station, Texas

 

Title: The role of orthography in literacy acquisition in monolinguals and bilinguals

 

13:30-13:50

Mila Shwartz, Ph.D

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

 

Title: Evidence for the script-dependent hypothesis: The fully-fledged alphabet versus consonantal script

 

13:50-14:45

Lunch Break

 

 

 

 

Session 8: Cognition, Language, and Literacy  Head: Dr. Karen Banai

 

14:45-15:00 

Karen Banai, Ph.D

Department of Communication Disorders, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

 

Title: Cognition and Subcortical Auditory Processing

 

15:00-15:15

Tali Bitan, Ph.D

1Department of Communication Disorders, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

 

Title: Inter-hemispheric connectivity during phonological processing in children (Tali Bitan1, Adi Lifshitz2, Zvia Breznitz2, James Booth3)

2 Dept. of  Learning Disabilities, The E,J, Safra Brain Research center and Learning Disabilities,  Haifa University, Israel

3Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, IL, USA

 

15:15-15:30

Elinor Saiegh-Haddad, Ph.D

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

 

Title: Linguistic intervention and the development of word reading in Arabic: A developmental study

 

 

16:30-18:00

 

The Edmond J. Safra Center Inauguration

 

Part 1:         Sfadia Auditorium

 

Short film featuring an Israeli-Arab child and an Israeli-Arab student with learning disabilities: Their struggles within society, family, and the educational system (5 minutes)

 

Greetings:    Prof. Aaron Ben Zeev – President, University of Haifa

                   Prof. Ofra Mayseless - Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa 

                    Prof. Majid Al-Haj- Vice President and Dean of Research, University of Haifa

 

Prof. Zvia Breznitz

Head, Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa

Short presentation: Aims of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for Learning Disabilities, including the Arabic project

 

 

 

Keynote address

Dr. Kenneth Pugh

President and Director of Research, Haskins Laboratories

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Connecticut, USA

Title: The contribution of advances in neuroscience to understanding learning disabilities

 

Presentation of the Edmond J. Safra Award for Student Excellence

Recipient from the Arabic Program

Recipient from the Brain and Behavior Program

Short presentations of recipients' research

 

Part 2:         On-site

                  

Ribbon-cutting ceremony and festive toast

 


To-Date Poster Session

 

Brain

 

Lilach Lebovitz

Title: Brain Activity at Early orthographic processes in meaning-oriented tasks: A comparison between dyslexic and regular readers

 

Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus

Title: Examination of working memory abilities using the Mindfit intervention program: An examination of the ERN/Ne component among regular and dyslexic readers

 

Irit Bar-Kochva

Title: Cognitive factors underlying reading in Hebrew at different stages of
development

 

Sigi Brande

Title: The effect of short-term reading acceleration training on the reading ability of young dyslexics as compared to regular readers

 

Sebastian Korinth1, Olaf Dimigen2, Werner Sommer2, Zvia Breznitz1

Title: Eye Movements Altered Through Training: Effects of the Reading Acceleration Program

1Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities

University of Haifa, Israel

2Department of Psychology Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

 

Shay Menashe

Title: Do dyslexic readers demonstrate “asynchronization” between the auditory and the visual modalities at the selective attention levels? A behavioral and electrophysiological study

 

Hedva Meiri

Title: Local and global processing among compensated dyslexic readers

 

Inbal Bechler-Sivan

Title: Hemispheric processing during sentences reading - the influence of phonological, orthographic and semantic processing on the reading ability of regular as compared to dyslexic readers in Hebrew

 

Dror Shany

Title: The discrepancy between ability and performance: A comparison study among skilled and dyslexic readers

 

Ronit Ram-Tsur, Zemira Mevarech, Itamar Sela & Zvia Breznitz

Title: The Neuro-mechanism of the dyslexia-dyscalculia comorbidity: application of synchronization cross-modal hypothesis.

 

Language

 

Hanadi Abu Ahmad, David Share & Raphiq Ibrahim

Title: Predictors of early reading ability in Arabic: A longitudinal study from kindergarten to grade 2

 

Ibrahim Asadi, Michal Shany & Raphiq Ibrahim

Title: The effect of diglossia on the development of phonological awareness in the Arabic language

 

Reem Dallasheh-Khatib, Raphiq Ibrahim & Avi Karni

Title: The effect of phonological vs. morphological training in kindergarten on reading in first grade: The case of Arabic language

 

Suad Abdelhadi, Raphiq Ibrahim & Zohar Eviatar

Title: What affects vowels perception among skilled native Arabic readers?

 

Suha Shibel, Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz & Raphiq Ibrahim

Title: The effect of Arabic orthography as a mother tongue on the development of reading acquisition in Arabic in bi-lingual schools

 

Efrat Banado-Aviran

Title: Fingerspelling as a strategy to promote orthographic learning as a base to developing reading skills in preschool children who are deaf

 

Sara Haddad-Shehadeh

Title: Processing strategies of written words among deaf Arabic speakers

 

Dr. Susan Russak1 & Dr. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad2

Title: The effect of phonological context on phonological processing skills in L1 (Hebrew) and L2 (English) among adults with and without reading disability

1Beit Berl Academic College, Kfar Saba, Israel

2Bar Ilan University, Israel

 

Haitham Taha1 and Dr. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad1

1Bar Ilan University, Israel

Title: Linguistic intervention and development: Spelling in Arabic. A developmental study

 

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