Past Events

Our fourth COAIR webinar was held on September 29th, 2021 at 6 – 8 pm (GMT +2, Zurich, Amsterdam). Below you can find the recordings of the presentations:

Priyanka Patel , University of Jyväskylä, “ Using GraphoLearn English to Support Struggling Readers in India: Lessons & Future Directions

Clara Martin , Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, “ Sound learning in perception and production: effects of orthography

James Booth , Vanderbilt University, “ Unimodal areas become more multisensory with reading development

Our third COAIR webinar was held on May 20th, 6 – 8 pm (GMT +2, Zurich, Amsterdam). Below you can find the recordings of the presentations:

Paul Matusz, University of Applied Sciences & Arts HES-SO Valais – University of Lausanne, “The development of attentional control mechanisms in multisensory environments: From adult-like mechanisms to impact on early scholastic outcomes

Maria Economou, KU Leuven, “Impact of training letter-sound associations on white matter development in pre-readers at risk for dyslexia

Manon Jones & Simone Calabrich, Bangor University, Brain and Language, “Audiovisual learning differences in typical and dyslexic readers

Our second COAIR webinar was held on February11th, 6 – 8 pm (GMT +2, Zurich, Amsterdam). Below you can find the recordings of the presentations:

Milene Bonte, Maastricht University, “Letter and speech sound learning in typical and dyslexic readers

Tanja Atanasova, University of Geneva, “Dynamics of Word Production in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

Sendy Cafarra,Stanford University & Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, “Reading-related brain changes of audiovisual processing: cross-sectional and longitudinal MEG evidence

The first COAIR webinar was held on September 30th, 6 – 8 pm (GMT +2, Zurich, Amsterdam) and included four short talks, followed by discussion. Below you will find the recordings of these talks:

Jurgen Tijms, University of Amsterdam, “Interactions between development of letter-speech sound associations and reading fluency growth during intervention for children with dyslexia


Katarzyna Jednoróg, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, “Alterations in brain activity during letter-speech sound association in familial risk of dyslexia

Jarmo Hämäläinen, University of Jyväskylä, “Dynamic changes in brain activity during learning of audiovisual associations

Silvia Brem, University of Zurich, “From unknown characters to audiovisual letter perception:  Development of letter processing in the brain from pre-schoolers to practiced readers