Invited-Talk at GUC, Cairo

At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure to talk at the German University of Cairo (GUC) about  Misconceptions, Neuromyths and Dyslexia. Slides are available at SlideShare.

The two-day Teach the Teacher workshop for teaching assistants was organized by Slim Abdennadher (Vice President of Academic Affairs at the GUC ) and Stefan Schneegass (Assistant Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen).

Press Release:

 

https://www.upf.edu/home/-/asset_publisher/1fBlrmbP2HNv/content/id/217001292/maximized#.W8dSlxMzZTZ

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Dyslexia receives the German Reading Award — Dyslexia as an Opportunity.

Once a year the German Reading Award (Deutsche Lesepreis) is presented in Berlin by the Foundation Lesen and the Foundation Commerzbank-Stiftung. Projects in 4 different categories are honored for their approach, engagement or make which have a beneficial effect on reading. Maria Rauschenberger is honored for her Ph.D. idea and pilot study on a playful and early approach to screen children with dyslexia while playing a game.

Maria Rauschenberger Ph.D. Fellow erhält Deutschen Lesepreis 2017 für ihre Promotionsidee „Spielerische Erkennung der Lese-/Rechtschreibstörung“ am 09.11.2017 in Berlin.

 

 

Maria Rauschenberger received the German Reading Award in Berlin for her Research Idea “Playful and Early Screening with Dyslexia while playing a Game”.

Berlin, 09. November 2017:  

Once a year the German Reading Award (Deutsche Lesepreis) is presented in Berlin by the Foundation Lesen and the Foundation Commerzbank-Stiftung. Projects in 4 different categories are honored for their approach, engagement or make which have a beneficial effect on reading. Maria Rauschenberger is honored for her Ph.D. idea and pilot study on a playful and early approach to screen children with dyslexia while playing a game. Her advisors are Ricardo Baeza-Yates Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra & CTO of NTENT and Luz Rello Special Faculty en Cargenie Mellon University & Fundadora de Change Dyslexia.

 

 

 

Thanks to all participants who already played our research game “MusVis”! The Award is therefore also for you! We can only find out the indicators and help people with dyslexia — if people participate in our study. Therefore a big big thank you to you!

Since around 2 years, we search for participants. During this time there have been fantastic people who helped with a lot of effort to find participants. Especially I want to thank

— Lena Klaus, teacher from Peter-Ustinov-Schule in Schleswig-Holstein

— Friederike Hansch, teacher at primary school Ofenerdiek

— Angelika Jobst, head of the library Ofenerdiek

— Peggy Stümpel,  AncoraMentis

—  Monika Batke, Hochschule Emden/Leer

Special thanks to Jeffrey P. Bigham from the Carnegie Mellon University for his contribution to the user study and Emilia Gomez from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra for her contribution on designing the music elements.

Next is the improvement of the approach and application as well as a large-scale study to confirm the pilot study results.

Press release:

— Eckernförder Zeitung

Website Deutscher Lesepreis

Pressemitteilung Commerzbank Stiftung

Hochschule Emden/Leer

— Pressemitteilung Stiftung Lesen

Website Web Science and Social Computing

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Do you want to support us? Children with and without dyslexia at the age of 8 to 12 can play her game from home! Sign up now!

 

 

 

We are nominated for the German Reading Awared

Our Game and Approach are nominated for the German Reading Award “Deutscher Lesepreis 2017”. Out of 281 are we under the last 36 projects from all over Germany. We have been nominated in the category ideas for tomorrow “Ideen für morgen”.

Oldenburg/Barcelona 16.09.2017.

Our Game and Approach are nominated for the German Reading Award “Deutscher Lesepreis 2017”. Out of 281 are we under the last 36 projects from all over Germany. We have been nominated in the category ideas for tomorrow “Ideen für morgen”.

The foundation Stiftung Lesen  and the patroness Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Minister of State Prof. Monika Grütters are awarding in four different categories for the support of reading!

https://www.stiftunglesen.de/presseservice/pressemitteilungen/917

German website version

 

 

#Escola #UPF #MusVis #Dyslexia 2017

Title: Prediction of Dyslexia from Maria Rauschenberger from Web Research Group (WRG)

In regards to the #ESCOLA (22 February 2017) the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) welcomes the polytechnic School at the Poblenou Campus of Pompeu Fabra University.

Maria Rauschenberger presented the new prototype of MusVis to around 100 students at the ESCOLAB 2017. MusVis is a research application and aims to analyze how people with and without Dyslexia perceive music and visual elements.

 

Please leave your contact if you would like to participate!

 

Information from Universitat Pompeu Fabra: https://www.upf.edu/en/web/etic/news/-/asset_publisher/fK7y8asWA7YS/content/id/7627132/maximized#.WK2kWRLhCCS

Presentation Bochum January 2017

VORTRAGSREIHE DES SPRACHWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN INSTITUTS IM WS 2016/2017

Titel: Detection and intervention of dyslexia.

24.01.2017 at 16:00 at SPRACHWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN INSTITUT

Abstract: Dyslexia is a specific reading disorder, which is probably caused by the ‘phonological skills deficiencies associated with phonological coding deficits’ (Vellutino, Fletcher, Snowling, & Scanlon, 2004). A person with dyslexia has visual and auditory difficulties that cause problems in reading and writing (Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information, 2008). Dyslexia is frequent: worldwide, about 10% of the population and from 5 to 12% of the German students have dyslexia.

The problem is that children with dyslexia can learn the spelling of words or decode words for reading but they need more time to practice. For example, two years instead of one for learning how to spell phonetically accurate words (Schulte-Körne, 2010).

Therefore we will first show the power of misspellings for intervention and how a game can help children to decrease their spelling mistakes. We will present the annotation of the errors, the creation of the exercises, and the Dyseggxia application in German.

In contrast to the intervention with misspellings – linguistic features have also the power to predict the risk of dyslexia for children. Therefore the linguistic features which are implemented in the game Dytective will be presented.

Finally, we show the concept of a possible and different approach of ‘How to predict dyslexia without linguistic features’.