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The gift of a dyslexic mind
Adults with dyslexia have become some of the world's greatest entrepreneurs, scientists and artists (including Sir Richard Branson and Albert Einstein). But there's still a great deal of bias towards deficit in the research of dyslexia. Rosa will show how her results will encourage dyslexic children to find their own unique talent, as well as demonstrate why both educators and employers have such an important role to play in unlocking the potential of the 6.6 million people in the UK who have dyslexia.
If I change your mind: you might feel better!
Ms Elaine Davies (Senior Lecturer, Coventry University)
Have you ever wondered why you feel, behave and think in the ways you do? Elaine works at Coventry University to train students to become qualified therapists, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools to help those suffering from mental health difficulties. During this talk Elaine will explain how the empirical evidence collected through CBT helps to understand new perspectives and gain other ways of thinking, and if you wish. There will even be the opportunity to complete your own personal CBT questionnaire, helping you to understand yourself a little bit more.
Virtual Therapy - does it work in reality?
For those suffering from First Episode Psychosis (FEP), a physical environment can sometimes be a barrier to them accessing the therapy they need. As technology has progressed, an existing type of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been implemented in an online VR platform called “Second Life®.” Farah will use a practical demonstration to walk you through this virtual platform, giving you an idea of how it feels to be a patient attending VR treatments, as well as explaining how it helps patients to learn about emotion regulation to improve their ability to interpret social scenarios.