This symposium will offer participants the chance to hear about and discuss recently developed practice in training actors with specific learning differences (SpLDs) – dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Presenters from a range of actor training institutions will share research and good practice, which aims to develop inclusive teaching strategies and successful learning outcomes for neurodiverse students. The presentations will discuss research and practice that draws on, neuroscience, psychology and practice based pedagogy and offers practical solutions to incorporate into acting, voice/text and movement classes. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr Sylvan Baker.


A neuroscientific hypothesis for psychophysical performance With Colin Farquharson and Tanya Zybutz.

More than coloured paper: psychophysical training methods and the dyslexic and/or dyspraxic actor With Daron Oram

Interacting with Shakespeare’s text through a dyslexic perspective; interpretive mnemonics as a pedagogical strategy for facilitation of dyslexia in actor-training With Dr. Petronilla Whitfield

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This event is FREE – BUT BOOKING REQUIRED – Book your free ticket here

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