Neuroscience & Education
Neurosciences et de l’éducation

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The ASK Annual Conference aims to provide parents, schools and specialist professionals with the latest research on the themed topic, together with knowledge and tools that will enable children with learning differences to flourish socially, emotionally and academically and achieve lifelong learning success.

What’s in it for you?

  • Conference
  • Workshops
  • Professional Development Opportunity
  • Networking Opportunity
  • Local Support Service Providers
  • Information on Special Educational Needs

Professional Development Training /
Cours de Formation Professionnelle

Learn from SEN experts in morning and afternoon sessions

Download ASK Annual Conference Professional Training Courses (PDF)

9h0016h30 | Programme en francais

  1. entre dyslexie et haut-potentiel: aspects psychologiques et sociologiques des enfants à profil particulier en lien avec la scolarité / comment anticiper et accueillir tous les élèves?
    par Pascal Duc
  2. entre dyslexie et haut-potentiel: l’abord de contenus didactiques pour les plus grands (de l’enseignement primaire à l’université: quelques pistes / échanges)
    par Pascal Duc

13h30 – 17h15 | Programme in English

  1. Educational neuroscience: neuromyths and neurohits in the education of children with special educational needs
    Chloë Marshall, Professor of Psychology, Language and Education, UCL Institute of Education, London
  2. The Neuroscience of Math: Bridging Brain Research to Math Learning
    PD Dr. sc. nat. Karin Kucian, Neuroscientist at the Center for MR-Research, University Children’s Hospital Zurich

19h00 21h30 | Networking Soirée
Join us to meet and network with the Educators and Specialists Professionals in the field of SEN from around the world in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere.

Restaurant La Fontaine  (RSVP required)
chemin Palud 2, 1292 Pregny, Geneve
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Public Conference

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8h309h00   | Registration and Welcome coffee
9h00 – 12h00 | Keynote Speakers
Our keynote speakers are all respected and well-know SEN experts

  1. Educational Neuroscience Aims to Use Insights into Brain Function to Shape Educational Practices – How Can it Help Children with Special Educational Needs?
    by Professor Michael S. C. Thomas, Director of the Centre for Educational Neuroscience, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Birkbeck, University of London
  2. Coping with Diversity in Science and Mathematics Classes
    by Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern, ETH Zürich, Director of the teacher education program, Professor of Learning and Instruction
  3. The Dynamic Brain: How Neuroplasticity can help children to maximise their learning capacity
    by Dr Irina Schurov, Neuroscientist and Founder of LiveRight,  Autism and Nutrition Consultant
  4. Dyscalculia: From Brain to Education
    by PD Dr. sc. nat. Karin Kucian, Neuroscientist at the Center for MR-Research, Univesity Children’s Hospital Zurich

13h0016h00 | Workshops
choose from 6 different practical and interactive sessions 

  1. La famille, berceau émotionnel indispensable pour l’enfant”
    Emotion et Education
    par Claudia Jankech, Spécialiste FSP, Psychologie et Psychothérapie, Enfants et adolescents
  2. Introducing “The DNA Nourishing Programme” – The Effective way to Achieve Focus and Concentration
    by Dr Irina Schurov, Neuroscientist,  Nutrition & Health Consultant, Autism Coach
  3. Neuroscience of Communication: Correct Auditory Processing, Learning and Listening Integrators
    by Marsha Staubli  and Elke Schlaeppi, Tomatis Consultants
  4. Un enfant pas comme les autres – que faire? Où commencer?
    Comment naviguer les systèmes suisse et genevois  de sécurité social et d’assurance invalidité

    par Patricia Bell – mère et tutrice d’un fils autiste/asperger
  5. My child is different – what should I do? Where do I start? How to navigate the Swiss and Geneva social security and Assurance invalidité (disability benefits)
    by Patricia Bell –  A mother and legal guardian of an autistic/asperger son.
  6. The Imagery-Language Connection: Teaching All Children to Read and Comprehend
    by Valentina Nikolic, BSc (Hons) MSc (Hons)Centre Director, Lindamood-Bell Learning Centre, London, UK


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