Call for Participants 2018

Dyslexia Research: Searching for participants

With your collaboration, you would help my research immensely. The goal of our research is to contribute to the development of support tools for dyslexia in English.

Participants play for 5-10 minutes the game DGames (see Screenshot). This game explores how children with and without dyslexia perceive musical and visual elements.

Children at the age of 7 till 12 with or without dyslexia can easily participate in this online study. Only a computer or tablet, headphones, and Internet are needed.

Please if you would like to participate – leave your contact details and I will send you the invitation. Duration only 5 – 10 Minutes.

 

 

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Confidentiality

The data for the analysis is pseudonymized. The data will not be given to a third person. By participating in this research, you agree that Universitat Pompeu Fabra will publish the study results. This includes, for example, the results of the game or the interaction with the game. Therefore the data will be first anonymized. After that, the data will be analyzed and published. Within the possibilities, the article of the analysis for the study can be sent to you via the newsletter. Your personal information will not be published. This includes for example name or Email address.

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The project has been awarded with the German Reading Award 2017.

The prototype was designed with the help of five children and five parents who tested the game and the results of the usability study have been presented 2017 at the research conference Web for all (W4A) in Australia.

The previous study results will be presented this year on the Web for all (W4A) in Lyon, France.

Rauschenberger, M., Rello, L., Baeza-Yates, R., & Bigham, J. P. (2018). Towards language independent detection of dyslexia with a web-based game. In W4A ’18: The Internet of Accessible Things. Lyon, France. http://doi.org/10.1145/3192714.3192816

 

Why do I do that?

bioPicMRaMy name is Maria Rauschenberger and I was detected with dyslexia in the second grade. Since then I successfully achieved my A-Level / Highschool in 2006, graduated my Bachelor of Engineering in 2010 and graduated the Master of Science in 2015. I know how hard it is and how much effort it takes to compensate dyslexia. I know personally more people who have succeeded with dyslexia and have made a success of their lives. I want this possibility for everyone with dyslexia and therefore we need early detection. I want to create support to screen children in an easy and fun way. That’s why I am investigating possibilities with new technologies to screen children. You would really help me to achieve this goal — when you take part in my online study and play the game. Thank you.

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Dyslexia Research: Searching for participants

With your collaboration, you would help our research immensely. The goal of our research is to contribute to the development of support tools for dyslexia in English. Screenshot 2017-02-22 17.05.54

Participants would have to play for 5-10 minutes the game MusVis (see Screenshot). This game explores how musical and visual elements have an impact on children with and, without dyslexia. We are looking for children between 8 and 11 years old. Only a desktop or laptop computer OR tablet, headphones, and Internet are needed.

Please if you would like to participate – leave your contact details and we contact you with the study details. Duration only 5 – 10 Minutes.

 

 

The project has been awarded with the German Reading Award 2017.

The prototype was designed with the help of five children and five parents who tested the game and the results of the usability study have been presented this year at the research conference Web for all (W4A) in Australia in April.

 

Learning how to tell Storytelling

I guess like everybody I love stories! I still like to watch movies and as a child (also now) I was so fascinated. 2015 I was in New Zealand, Wellington and where I visit the tepapa exhibition from DreamWorks Animation.

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2015 at DreamWorks Exibition, tepap Welligton NZ

I guess I don’t need to tell you how much I enjoyed that 😉

 

Now that I found out that Pixar is offering a storytelling free online lessons on how to do storytelling – I had to try it out! I love it !!!

Link to Khan Academy

 

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)
  • DytectiveU from the age of 7 in Spanish from non-profit organization ChangeDyslexia which I am a volunteer of.
  • 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 !

Get Inspired !!!