“When learning differences are not detected early and effectively, they can quickly become learning issues”
Activity accredited by - Departament d'Ensenyament Generalitat de Catalunya
Educational Prevention through Universal Screening
Barcelona CosmoCaixa July 2, 2016
Project Difference’s 3rd Annual International Conference was dedicated to prevention through universal screening of students in their schools and personalized interventions that can be made thanks to new evidence-based systems of evaluation, diagnosis and followup in Catalunya and other countries.
Dr. Josep Font: Creator of PACBAL for Ensenyament of Generalitat de Catalunya
Montserrat García: Psychologist and Founder of Avesedari Association
Dr. Miguel Casas: Professor of Psychiatry, Hospital Vall d’Hebrón
Dr. Eric Tridas: International Dyslexia Association and Professor of Clinic Dr. Juan E. Jiménez: Professor of Education and Developmental Psychology Dr. Elsa Cárdenas: University of Houston, TX, EEUU Roser Ballesteros: Initiative VoxPrima Dr. Henri Castleberry: NClic Dr. Mauro Bolmida: Institute of Advanced Psychology
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9:00 – 9:25 CONFERENCE OPENING Welcome from Sam Lardner, Director of Project Difference.
Opening of conference from Joaquin Serra, Founder of Project Difference, Carme Ortoll from Departament d’Ensenyament of Generalitat de Catalunya and Rafael Homet, Representative of Education of Diputación de Barcelona.
9:30 – 10:15 PACBAL a new way of evaluation Dr. Josep Font: Director of Escola Estel de Vic, creator of PACBAL project, Manager of PACBAL for Departament d’Ensenyament of Generalitat de Catalunya.
10:20 – 11:05 Training the brain to look after the heart Montserrat García: Psycologist and Founder of Avesedari Association for the study and treatment of learning differences and creator of Glifing Method for reading training.
11:10 – 11:45 COFFEE BREAK
11:45 – 12:30 The best prevention for Learning Differences is early detection Dr. Miguel Casas: Professor of Psychiatry of Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona and Head of Psychiatry Service in Hospital Vall d’Hebrón.
12:40 – 14:00 Debate: Experiences in prevention, detection and intervention Experts: Dr. Josep Font, Dr. Miguel Casas, Montserrat García. Moderator: Dr. Eric Tridas, International Dyslexia Association and Professor of Clinic Associated in University of South Florida Medical Center (EEUU).
14:00 – 15:30 LUNCH AT COSMOCAIXA
Itinerary 1: Confronting changes in the system
15:30 – 16:15 Response to intervention: screening and control of the learning progress Dr. Juan Jiménez: Professor of Education and Developmental Psychology. University La Laguna, Islas Canarias.
16:30 – 17:15 Dreams are free: The story of 36 schools and an exemplary educator’s dream Dr. Eric Tridas: International Dyslexia Association and Professor of Clinic Associated in University of South Florida Medical Center (EEUU).
17:30 – 18:15 The story of “Esperanza” and its impact in the state of Texas Dra. Elsa Cárdenas Hagan: University of Houston, TX EEUU.
Itinerary 2: Innovative methodologies and strategies
15:30 – 16:15 Strategies for differences in the classroom Dr. Mauro Bolmida: Institute of Advanced Psychology.
16:30 – 17:15 Multilingual education in early ages Dr. Henri Castleberry: NClic Vitoria Gasteiz.
17:30 – 18:15 Picto-writing, a new learning method Roser Ballesteros: Initiative VoxPrima.
Fundación Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé
Artesans, 12. 08290 Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona).
Teléfono: +34 600 82 02 90
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