Scientific Advisory Panel

Our Scientific Advisory Panel ensures that all the material we produce and promote is scientifically-validated.

Our official Statutes (translated from the French) state:

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‘The scientific advisory panel …is specifically composed of reputable individuals with teaching, research or practical experience in the field of dyslexia. The role of the scientific advisory panel is to give, at the request of the directors of the association, written opinions on the tools, methodologies and technologies.’

Highlights 2017

‘Prevalence of dyslexia’ – views of the Panel

Professor Jésus Alegria Isoca

Professor Emeritus, Laboratory of Cognition, Language and Development, Free University of Brussels, Belgium


Professor Dirk Bakker

Professor Emeritus, neuropsychology, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Professor Ludo Beheydt

Dutch linguistics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

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Dr Harry Chasty

Educational psychologist, International consultant in learning abilities and disabilities

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Professor Alice Cheng Lai

Associate Professor, Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities; Director, PoyU-PekingU Joint Centre for Child Development and Learning, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China


Professor Alain Content

Dean, Faculty of Psychological and Educational Sciences; Director, Laboratory of Cognition, Language and Development, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Professor Stanislas Dehaene

Collège de France, Director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit at INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale)

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Professor Angela Fawcett

Researcher into dyslexia and other developmental difficulties, Swansea University, UK


Professor Pol Ghesquière

Parenting and Special Education Research Unit, University of Leuven, Belgium

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Professor Elena Grigorenko

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Department of Psychology, Yale’s Child Study Center, USA; Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Columbia University, USA, and Moscow State University, Russian Federation

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Professor Michel Habib

Clinical Neurologist in Neuropsychology and Behavioural Neurology, University Hospital, ‘La Timone’, Marseilles, France; author of La constellation dys

Dr Maria Luisa Lorusso

developmental neuropsychology and dyslexia, Universities of Pavia and Milan, Italy.

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Professor Heikki Lyytinen

University of Jyväskylä, Finland; researcher into neurophysiological and psychophysiological aspects of learning difficulties

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Professor José Junca de Morais

Cognitive neurosciences and teaching of reading, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; L’Observatoire National de la Lecture, France

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Dr Ahmad Oueini

Associate Professor of Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Education, Lebanese American University


Professor Ângela Maria Vieira Pinheiro

Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG);
President of the Second World Dyslexia Forum, Brazil, 2014; researcher in written language acquisition and development; adapted the online learning course into Brazilian Portuguese

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Professor Constantinos Porpodas

Director, Research and Diagnostic Unit of Dyslexia, Reading and Spelling, University of Patras, Greece

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Dr Ken Pugh

President and Director of Research, Haskins Laboratories, and Professor, University of Connecticut and Associate Professor, Yale University, USA

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Professor Franck Ramus

Institut d’Etude de la Cognition (Department of Cognitive Studies), Ecole normale supérieure de Paris, France

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Professor Elinor Saiegh-Haddad

English Linguistics and Literature Department, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

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Professor Linda Siegel

Professor of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Canada

Professor John Stein

Neurophysiology and dyslexia, University of Oxford, UK

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Dr Jenny Thomson

Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

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Dr Sana Tibi

Dyslexia International Academic Advisor; Doctorates in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Cognitive Studies of Reading

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Dr Johannes Ziegler

Director of Research, CNSR, France, and Deputy Director of The Brain and Language Research Institute, France

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Dyslexia International e-Campus Open Educational Resources Advisory Panel OER

Tim Neumann

Lecturer Education & Technology
Head of Learning Technologies Unit
UCL Institute of Education, University College London

Neil Butcher

OER Strategist at OER, specialist in deployment of educational technology in developing world contexts.