3rd CO-AIR Webinar

CO-AIR: Current Opinion on Audiovisual Integration and Reading

The Rudolf Berlin Center organizes in collaboration with prof. Silvia Brem and dr. Gorka Fraga González,
Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universität Zürich, and dr. Iliana Karipidis, Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research, Stanford University the webinar-series CO-AIR. The 3rd webinar in this series will be on Thursday May 20 at 18.00-20.00 hrs. Program:

  1. Pawel J. Matusz, University of Lausanne, “The development of attentional control mechanisms in multisensory environments: From adult-like mechanisms to impact on early scholastic outcomes”
  2. Maria Economou, KU Leuven, “Impact of training letter-sound associations on white matter development in pre-readers at risk for dyslexia“
  3. Manon Jones & Simone Calabrich, Bangor University, Brain and Language, “Audiovisual learning differences in typical and dyslexic readers”

Date / time

Thursday May 20, 18.00 – 20.00 hrs. (GMT+2)


Online (Zoom)

Information & Registration

For information and registration: CO-AIR website

The 2020 American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference (Postponed to 2021)

From friday 27 March 2020 to tuesday 31 March 2020 | Denver, United States. Due to Corona the conference is postponed to 2021. We have been invited to present in 2021.


Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel                                                                              1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado 80202, United States


Orwell lecture on invitation during the colloquium: Learning languages with specific learning difficulties in the 21st century: Perspectives of identification, achievement, assessment,  and teacher education


Our contribution is in the frame of the ORWELL-project. International scientists shall be presententing the latest insights in the field of specific learning disorders.

For more information: AAAL Symposium 2020


Meeting Rudolf Berlin Center 2018

Support for reading problems and dyslexia in (young) adults

Wednesday 26 September 2018 (9.30 – 15.00) | Amsterdam
Thursday 27 September 2018 (9.30 – 13.00) | Amsterdam


Rudolf Berlin Center, University of Amsterdam
Nieuwe Achtergracht 129, 1018 WS Amsterdam


A group of teachers and experts from the VUC Roskilde in Denmark will visit Amsterdam for a working visit. The aim is to talk about ideas and experiences concerning the support of (young) adults with reading problems or dyslexia.


Specific information about the program and speakers can be found here.

Symposium ORWELL 2017

Predicting and improving English foreign language skills in elementary school children

Thursday 26 October 2017 | Amsterdam


Roeterseilandcampus building M (REC-M) 1.01, 10:00 – 17:00
Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam


This symposium is organized in the context of our ORWELL-project, a project that focuses on cognitive and motivational predictors of written and oral proficiency in English using a longitudinal approach. (Inter)national experts will present the latest scientific insights into foreign and second language acquisition and teaching.


Specific information about the program and speakers can be found here.

The symposium is free. Click here to register.


Symposium Rudolf Berlin Center 2017

A more fitting perspective on reading fluency and dyslexia


This symposium offers an overview of recent scientific findings concerning normal and disrupted reading development, which is linked to practice. Renowned (inter)national speakers will present the latest scientific insights and developments in treatment concerning reading and spelling, underlying cognitive and brain processes, and dyslexia. The symposium is organized by the University of Amsterdam (Developmental Psychology), the Rudolf Berlin Center, and the IWAL, in honor of the dissertations of Sebastián Aravena and Maaike Zeguers.

For more information about the speakers of this symposium, click here (in Dutch).

Symposium Rudolf Berlin Center 2016

Successful and failing reading development: progress in (neuro)science and practice


The symposium provides an overview of recent insights in normal and abnormal reading development and on the translation of these insights into practice. Renowned (inter)national speakers present the latest scientific knowledge, and practical insights related to reading difficulties and dyslexia.

Click here for more information.

Symposium in honor of the grand opening Rudolf Berlin Center 2013

Reading problems from a new perspective: from neurocognition to treatment


The theme of this symposium is the link between insights from neurocognitive research and the treatment of reading problems. Renowned (inter)national speakers will present the latest scientific insights and developments in treatment concerning reading problems and dyslexia. Through this symposium, we celebrate the opening of the Rudolf Berlin Center (RBC): a university center in the field of learning disabilities.

Click here for more information (in Dutch). An interview with Jurgen Tijms and Patrick Snellings about the opening of the center can be found here (in Dutch).

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