Dyslexia and other specific learning disorders: the help of technology in schools

DyslexiaDyslexia is, along with dysgraphia, dysorthography and dyscalculia, a Specific Learning Disorder (SLD) that affects in Italy about 3-5% of students and in Europe between 9-12%. In Italy at least 1,500,000 people are suffering from dyslexia and, according to the latest research published by the Italian Dyslexia Association, in each class there is at least one student with a specific learning disorder, although very often without a diagnosis.

It is important to understand that dyslexia is not a disease: it is a specific reading disorder that causes difficulties in decoding the text and that manifests itself all over the world regardless of the culture or the language spoken.

In addition, there is no connection between a person's intelligence level, individual effort, socioeconomic position and the presence of dyslexia or other specific learning disorders. These learning disorders can occur during the developmental age but can improve, for example thanks to the support of compensatory and technological tools.

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StorySign, the app that translates fairy tales for deaf children

Huawei, the Chinese tech giant, released on September 23, 2019 the iPhone version of the StorySign app, an app designed to encourage deaf children to read with their parents thanks to artificial intelligence technology. The app allows you to translate the most popular children's books into sign language, to break down the barriers of sensory disability with the help of technology.

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Shared reading groups for vulnerable people

The Lezerscollectief wants to help vulnerable people with shared reading groups.In the United Kingdom each week 400 reading groups come together. The are so-called 'shared reading groups', an initiative of pioneer dr. Jane Davis and The Reader Organization.

Reading and discussing about it in a group increases the mental health, promotes social cohesion and strengthens both the oral and written language skills. With that healing effects and the success of the leesgroepen in the UK for eyes is beginning april in Antwerp The Lezerscollectief established. The Lezerscollectief leesgroepen would like to organise a large-scale for everyone who has been successful in life and for vulnerable people: prisoners, mental patients, schooling and other groups for which the access to literature is less obvious.

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Would you buy a bilingual children`s book?

Would you buy a bilingual children's book?'If you saw a bilingual children's book in a store and one of the languages was your mother tongue, would you be interested in buying it for a child in your family?'

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Are you joining the fun during Poetry Week?

Are you joining the fun during Poetry Week?Since last year, Poetry Day has become a Poetry Week. This year from today, the 30th of January, until Wednesday next week, February 5th.

The theme for this year is amazement, and the activities and events - poetry prizes, author lectures, poetry classes, publications and performances - extend to the corners of Flanders and The Netherlands. Schools, libraries, bookshops and many literary organisations are leading the way for poetry.

And you? Are you joining in on the fun? In any case, the trainees of TheLanguageIndustry are. They have hijacked the Facebookpage of TheLanguageIndustry and are making each day of the poetry week a poetry day.
Come take a look: www.facebook.com/DeTaalsector

 

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Director at Foundation Read (vacancy)

Read Foundation (Antwerp) searches for a new director.

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The best fifteen minutes of the day

The Year of Reading out Loud 2013

How do you make story time the best fifteen minutes of the day for you and your child? Stichting Lezen (Reading Foundation) has nine tips for that. Reading out loud has no age limit anyway, says Katrien Steyaert, who also conceived the tips for reading to someone (voorleestips).

2013 Is the Year of Reading out Loud. In Flanders, In The Netherlands and in the whole of Europe. Schools, libraries, bookshops and associations everywhere are organising reading activities. There are hundreds of them.

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`Flawed teaching methods make children was dyslexic`

Failing teaching methods make children was dyslexicStandard Publishing (Antwerp) is the book 'dyslexia' misled by Erik Moonen yet published. In this book the author argues that every child a smooth reader can be. Dyslexia is a constructed problem.

The cause of dyslexia is usually in the child and his environment. But according to Erik Moonen, it is not the children who fail. The are the teaching methods fail. The methods that are used today in the class children learned to read, máken children was dyslexic. This is because they are in many respects misleading, confused and confusing. The confusing methods deliver confused children on which it does not understand and who are therefore weak readers. With clear instruction is to avoid that perfectly, says Erik Moonen.

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More white space between letters helps dyslexia

More white space between letters helps dyslexiaChildren Dyslectische read a fifth faster and make half the errors if there is left between the letters more white space. This is evident from a new study under the direction of Marco Zorzi, professor psychology and artificial intelligence at the University of Padua in Italy.

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As good as dying because extensive use Poëziemarkt

As good as dying because extensive use PoëziemarktThe market situation of the poetry in Flanders is to say the least, worrying. Last year, almost half the poetry sold five years ago. In addition, it seems to be the trend is stronger; in 2011, the turnover of the poëzieverkoop with 22 percent compared to 2010. The turnover is halved in five years of completed a million euro to completed half a million euro.

'These figures are a disaster,' says Jef Maes, head of the knowledge center of Book.be in the morning of 24 January. 'We have so little authors in Flanders who can live their pin, but without the distribution of their poetry collections remains nothing about.'

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Wablieft organises seminar on books for difficult readers

Wablieft organises seminar on books for difficult readersLike To read, better read. On friday, november 18 organises Wablieft (Center for Clear Language, Mechelen) a seminar on books for difficult readers. How can you adults and teenagers with reading problems do get in books? The offer is there for difficult readers and where you will find it? How can you get on with it in the lesson, in the library or in the association? What methods are there to difficult readers to talk about books? The trump cards have picture books for difficult readers?

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Spontaneous learning with the multilingual kinderboekjes of nik-nak

Spontaneous learning with the multilingual kinderboekjes of nik-nakThe kinderboekjes of nik-nak are contemporary booklets for very young children with two languages on each page next to each other. The booklets are available in many different combinations. There are combinations of Dutch with English, French, Spanish, German, Turkish, Arabic, Polish, Bulgarian and Russian. The nik-nakboekjes let the children spontaneously with a new language.

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Google opens digital bookshop with 3 million titles

Google opens digital bookshop with 3 million titlesGoogle has in the United States last week launched its digital bookstore Google eBooks. There are 3 million e-books in the shop window, of which 2 million are available free. The Belgian and European launch (Google eBoekenwinkel) is scheduled for early 2011.

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Schiphol has world first with Airport Library

In july opens in the Schiphol Airport in the first luchthavenbibliotheek in the world. The library is Airport Library welcome and will be found on the New Holland Boulevard. The promoters will find that Schiphol, as Airport City, with all the amenities of a large city, also on a library should have. The Airport Library is also expressly referred to as a cultural business card of the Netherlands.

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Sells poetry still less?


Sells poetry still less?The turnover of poetry is in the Flemish bookshops fell from approx. In 2007 about 940,000 euro approx. EUR 800,000 in 2008 to 745,000 euros in 2009. These figures are to be read in the january Taalschrift, the electronic magazine about language and language policy of the Dutch State.

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Dale Peutertaalkoffertje

Dale PeutertaalkoffertjePublishing of Dale (Utrecht) launches the Dale Peutertaalkoffertje: a cardboard briefcase with Dale products that the woordenschatontwikkeling of children from 3 years support. The products around the first 1000 words that children learn before they go to school.

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Boekbaby`s toddlers

Since september 2008 take part in the 20 Flemish communes Boekbaby's -project. 4500 Babies of 6 months now have a linen Boekbaby's -bag as a gift. They are under more a knisperboekje, a first kartonboekje and boekentips. Meanwhile, the first Boekbaby's toddler of 15 months. Parents who with their toddler health visitor of Child and family visits, now have a invitation to a toddler package in the library. The toddler package includes a cardboard aanwijsboekje and a first firmly storybook.

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The vocabulary for your nursery on a placemat

On the Amsterdam schools place mats are supplied last week which the 3000 words that toddlers should already know when they start to read. The table mats are a idea of the Amsterdamse onderwijswethouder Asscher)and intended for the teacher. That gives it a means of daily to work on extension of the vocabulary of the toddlers.

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All 1500 boekbaby`s

On 8 January was in Flanders the 1500ste boekbaby package handed over. A boekbaby package is a soft carrying case with 2 books (a knisperboekje that in the washing machine, and a zoekboekje), boekentips boekbaby, and information about the project. The purpose of the packages - and of the project - is that babies all of childhood in contact with books.

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29 January: Gedichtendag


Read FoundationThursday, January 29 Gedichtendag is in Flanders and The Netherlands.

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Of old people ...

Of old people ...At the Dutch publisher Adriaan Heinen is the book 'of old people ... ' subtitled 'Of book title to portrait expression' appeared. It is the basis of Tonnes den Boon. This booklet (111 pages) presents the hundred best known titles of Dutch books which have become a portrait expression, either in their full form, either in alluderende or parody of self-form.

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Boekbaby`s -package for all babies of 6 months in 16 municipalities

From 8 september offer the volunteers in the dispensaries of Child & Family in 16 Flemish communes all babies of 6 months a free Boekbaby's -package.

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Largest book market in the world on 18 may in Amsterdam

The old city center of Amsterdam is on 18 May the location for the largest book market in the world.

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All 10,000 books from Gent boekentoren­on line

In may last year, the Gent university library an agreement with Google to approximately 300,000 working to digitize and via Google give advice. The promontory of the first 10,000 books is now taken and there are now 10,000 per month.

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Gedichtendag

The ninth annual Gedichtendag falls on thursday, January 31 next year. The theme is 'Things in poems'. Everything can be poetry. During Gedichtendag condition the relationship between poetry and things central.

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Gent get weekly books

Sunday, september 16 found in Ghent the first weekly book market place. It is the intention that this market for second-hand books a structural character and thus every sunday morning in the same place along the water - the Ajuinlei in the center of Ghent - takes place.

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Gedichtendag

Who organizes an activity around Gedichtendag, that reporting on the official site www.gedichtendag.org.

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ISBN-10 is ISBN-13

Since 1 January 2007, the boekenvak worldwide switched from ISBN-10 to ISBN-13. That is to say that everyone in the sector (publishers, booksellers, distributors, libraries, etc. ) now works with an International Standard Book (ISBN) with 13 digits instead of 10 digits. The ISBN number is a unique identification number that is assigned to each edition of a book.

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