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’.

Dyslexia (Tools)

Tools for People with Dyslexia, Links and Information to gain knowledge

english | german

Dyslexia 

Tools for Intervention

  • Dyseggxia at the age of 7 in English, Spanish & German (FREE in the App Store)
  • LÜK in German (I played it as a kid with the analog box. Loved it – Haven’t tried the App yet.)
  • Was told that Help teachers use it : Ceasar & Klex
  • Lernserver – you have to pay for – never tried it.
  •  Thanks to Stefan for the Link to Speechcare – you have to pay for it – never tried it.
  • Thanks to Silke for this Link to LRS GUT1 – you have to pay for it – never tried it.
  • To learn Vocabulary: Quizlet

Tools for adults

“Kinder mit Lese-Rechtschreib-Schwäche haben auch Stärken – und die gilt es zu finden und ebenfalls zu fördern. Es ist nicht nötig, diese Kinder alleine über ihre Lese- und Rechtschreibfähigkeiten zu definieren und es gibt viele Möglichkeiten, nach der Schule Tools zu nutzen und Methoden zu entwickeln, um die Rechtschreibung zuverbessern.” – Maria Rauschenberger –

  1. Vokabel Trainer: Learning words I frequently spell wrong with the App Semper
  2. Spellchecker: Grammarly – still use the free version – which is helping very much to find the mistakes in English
  3. Spellchecker: Google Docs finds lots of mistakes – good for writing anything there and then copy and past it 😉
  4. Course for Learning how to read and write (Hamburg)
  5. Ask for Support also as an Adult!

Do you have tried out a good tool?  Please let me know !

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