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Department of Cognitive Science

Dr Erin Banales

BBSc La Trobe, PGDipPsych La Trobe, PhD Macq.

Erin Banales

Clinic Coordinator, Cognition Clinic for Reading

Contact Details

Office : 3.605
Phone : +61 2 9850 6889
email : erin.banales@mq.edu.au
Homepage : http://www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/clinics/cognition_clinic_for_reading/

External Address

Macquarie Cognition Clinic for Reading
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Profile

After working at both the University of Melbourne and University of Sydney in the area of Affective Disorders, I moved in to the area of Developmental Disorders at Macquarie. I began working as a research assistant on the Reading Training Study in 2009, and commenced my PhD in late 2010.

My PhD aimed to profile the nature of working memory deficits in children with reading difficulties (dyslexia) and to investigate the efficacy of working memory training in this same population. At the completion of my PhD in 2014, I became Clinic Coordinator of the Macquarie Cognition Clinic for Reading. I am passionate about evidence-based assessment and treatment of dyslexia, in addition to assisting teachers and parents who are supporting children with reading difficulties.

Awards

  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Extra Mile Award (2015), Banales, E. "For exemplary effort, productivity, customer and public service and innovation."

Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) "Neural correlates of letter-sound integration in English adults with dyslexia." Litt, R., Yang, J., Li, Y., Byrne, B., Savage, G., Finkbeiner, M., Sowman, P., Castles, A., Kinoshita, S., Banales, E., & de Lissa, P. ($10,300)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Books

  • World Health Organization (including Barriball, E.) (2010). mhGAP intervention guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings: Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP), version 1.0. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.

Book Chapters

  • Banales, E., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G. (2016). Can verbal working memory training improve reading? In L. Nickels, S. Kohnen, & B. Rapp (Eds.), Treatment as a Tool for Investigating Cognition (pp. 14-42). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Periodicals

  • McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Banales, E., & Castles, A. (2016). Low self-concept in poor readers: Prevalence, heterogeneity and risk. PeerJ, 4, e2669. doi:10.7717/peerj.2669
  • Banales, E., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G. (2015). Can verbal working memory training improve reading? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 32(3-4), 104-132. doi:10.1080/02643294.2015.1014331
  • McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Jones, K., Eve, P., Banales, E., Larsen, L., & Castles, A. (2015). Replicability of sight word training and phonics training in poor readers: A randomised controlled trial. PeerJ, 3, e922. doi:10.7717/peerj.922
  • McArthur, G.M., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Banales, E. (2015). Sight word and phonics training in children with dyslexia. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 48(4), 391-407. doi:10.1177/0022219413504996
  • McArthur, G.M., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., Banales, E., & Castles, A. (2013). Getting to grips with the heterogeneity of developmental dyslexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30, 1-24.
  • McArthur, G., Eve, P., Jones, K., Banales, E., Kohnen, S., Anandakumar, T., Larsen, L., Marinus, E., Wang, H.-C., & Castles, A. (2012). Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, CD009115. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009115.pub2
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Banales, E. (2011). Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 5, CD009115. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009115
  • Boyce, P., & Barriball, E. (2010). Puerperal psychosis. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 13(1), 45-47.
  • Boyce, P., & Barriball, E. (2010). Circadian rhythms and depression. Australian Family Physician, 39(5), 307-310.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., & Banales, E. (2017, March). Low self-concept in poor readers: Prevalence, heterogeneity, and risk. Paper presented at the Language, Literacy and Learning Conference, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth.
  • Banales, E., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G., (2015, July). Can verbal working memory training improve reading? Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hawaii, USA.
  • McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Jones, K., Eve, P., Banales, E., Larsen, L., & Castles, A. (2015, July). The reliability of sight word training and phonics training in children with poor reading. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hawaii, USA.
  • McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Jones, K., Eve, P., Banales, E., Larsen, L., & Castles, A. (2015, April). The reliability of sight word training and phonics training in poor readers: A randomised controlled trial. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • McArthur, G.M., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K Anandakumar, T., & Banales, E. (2013, September). Phonics and sight word training in children with dyslexia. Paper presented at the Children’s Hospital Education Research Institute Conference, Westmead Hospital, Sydney.
  • Banales, E., McArthur, G.M., & Kohnen, S. (2013, July). The effect of reading training on short-term and working memory in children with dyslexia. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hong Kong.
  • McArthur, G.M., Banales, E., Kohnen, S., & Castles, A. (2013, July). Self-esteem in children with developmental dyslexia. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hong Kong.
  • Banales, E., McArthur, G., & Kohnen, S. (2012, August). Profiling working memory deficits in children with dyslexia. Paper presented at the 6th European Graduate School on Literacy Acquisition, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Barriball, E. (2012, August). Phonics and sight word training in children with dyslexia. Presentation given at the Making up Lost Time in Literacy (MuLTiLit) Seminar Series, Macquarie Park, Sydney.
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Barriball, E. (2012, April). Phonics and sight-word training in children with developmental dyslexia. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Barriball, E. (2012, March). Phonics and sight-word training in children with developmental dyslexia. Presentation given at the CCD Person Perception Seminar Series, University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Larsen, L., Jones, K., Anandakumar, T., & Barriball, E. (2010, July). Phonics and sight-word training in children with developmental dyslexia . Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies, Reading, Berlin, Germany.

Further Information

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Contact Details

Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email : cogsci@mq.edu.au
Web : www.cogsci.mq.edu.au