Supporting and benefiting the education of children with reading and text comprehension disabilities

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Dr. Forstner Bertalan
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

The timely diagnosis and proper treatment of dyslexia and dysgraphia in young children is essential to their healthy development. An elementry school student suffering from such developmental disabilities can easily lag behind their peers, and the absence of specialized teachers can lead to them being labelled as someone with poor abilities, even though this is not the case at all.

The Meixner Foundation’s main areas of operation include identifying and professionally treating such disabilities using a well founded methodology. The goal of the foundation’s cooperation with the Department of Automation and Applied Informatics at BME is to facilitate the application of this methodology with digital devices. As a part of this project, I have created and continuously develop an Android application targetting children with the aforementioned disabilities, also taking advantage of the biofeedback-based adaptivity of the AdaptEd framework.

The AdaptEd framework allows teachers to easily monitor each individual student from a supervisor application, and also enhances the experience of students who practice alone by infering their mental state and sending appropriate suggestions regarding difficulty and rewards to the application being used.


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