Cracking the code: Towards understanding, diagnosing and remediating dyslexia in Standard Indonesian

Vertaalde titel van de bijdrage: De code kraken: Towards understanding, diagnosing and remediating dyslexia in Standard Indonesian

Lotte Elisabeth Borleffs


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    Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and occurs in all languages. The specific orthography to be acquired, however, has been identified as having a great impact on the reading acquisition process and dyslexia. Early identification of children who are at risk of developing serious reading deficits and the provision of effective support are of great importance to break the vicious cycle of negative learning experiences and minimize the sequelae of developing or ongoing reading disabilities.
    The past decades have seen great advances in our understanding of typical reading development and the causes of deficits in the acquisition process. Yet, very little research has been conducted into reading and spelling development in the languages of Southeast Asia, among which is the highly transparent Standard Indonesian language (SI; spoken by over 160 million people). To the best of our knowledge, prior to the PhD research, neither a standardized assessment battery had been developed to identify students with or at risk of developing dyslexia, nor a standardized intervention scheme to support struggling readers in SI.
    Conducted in collaboration with the University of North Sumatra (Indonesia) and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), the general aims of this research were: 1) to gain more insight into orthographic differences between alphabetic languages and their impact on reading and dyslexia, 2) to compose a test battery to facilitate the assessment of reading difficulties in young readers of SI, and 3) to develop an SI version of GraphoGame, a computer-based reading intervention, and test its effectiveness in first grade students.
    Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageDe code kraken: Towards understanding, diagnosing and remediating dyslexia in Standard Indonesian
    Originele taal-2English
    KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
    Toekennende instantie
    • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    • Maassen, Ben, Supervisor
    • Zwarts, Franciscus, Supervisor
    • Bastiaanse, Yvonne, Beoordelingscommissie
    • Landerl, K., Beoordelingscommissie, Externe Persoon
    • Minnaert, Alexander, Beoordelingscommissie
    Datum van toekenning26-apr.-2018
    Plaats van publicatie[Groningen]
    Gedrukte ISBN's978-94-034-0555-1
    Elektronische ISBN's978-94-034-0554-4
    StatusPublished - 2018

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