WORLD experts on dyslexia will consider abandoning the term when they meet in Durham tomorrow (Tuesday, September 22).

Organisers of the two-day conference, to be attended by 17 leading thinkers, hope to reach a consensus on the use and value of the term.

Their findings will be presented on Thursday (September 24) at a public event to be held in the Arnold Wolfendale lecture theatre in Durham University’s Calman Learning Centre, on the Stockton Road Science Site, Durham at 5.30pm.

Julian Elliott, professor of education at Durham University and co-author of The Dyslexia Debate, which called for the term to be abandoned, will chair the presentation.

He said: “The debate about the use of the term dyslexia has been raging for decades. Maybe at last we will be able to find a better way forward.

“I very much look forward to the discussions.”