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Program of the Functional Literacy for All Seminar



27th May 2019

House of Europe, 124 G. S. Rakovsky Blvd., Sofia

9:00 – 9:15 – Registration

9:15 – 9:30 – Opening: Prof. Svetla Koeva, Prof. Mila Dimitrova-Valchanova


9:30 – 12:30 Morning Session 

Chair: Svetla Koeva

9:30 – 10:00 Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Valentin Vulchanov (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): Foundational skills in literacy
10:00 – 10:30 Jon Andoni Duñabeitia Landaburu (Facultad de Lenguas y Educación of the Universidad Nebrija): Becoming literate in a multilingual environment
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Dorit Ravid (School of Education, Department of Communications Disorders, Tel Aviv University): Text writing as a window to linguistic literacy
11:30 – 12:00 Vito Pirrelli (Institute for Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli”, National Research Council of Italy): Computer modeling of reading problems
12:00 – 12:30 Discussion

12:30 – 13:00 – Lunch Break


13:00 – 15:30 – Afternoon Session 

Chair: Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova

13:00 – 13:30 Svetla Koeva (Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): Student Literacy in Bulgaria (a brief overview)
13:30 – 14:00 Joel Talcott (Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, UK): Trajectories of delayed and atypical reading development
14:00 –14:30 Coffee Break
14:30– 15:00 David Saldaña (Individual Differences, Language and Cognition Lab, University of Seville): Reading disabilities in non-reading disabilities: the case of autism
15:00 – 15:30 Discussion