Family as a protective factor against possible maladjustment that may derive from Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

DLD is characterized by a delay in the correct acquisition of language in absence of any other cause or disorder that could explain such delay. Besides that, individuals with DLD can develop adjustment problems at socioemotional, behavioral and scholar level due to the linguistic difficulties they experience in their daily life. The research team I+DEL … Continue reading “Family as a protective factor against possible maladjustment that may derive from Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)”

English digital press diffuses the results obtained by the research group I+DEL

The Economist, one of the most internationally prestigious weekly journal, and The Local, a digital newspaper aimed at English speakers who reside in Spain, publish two articles on the benefits of being bilingual. Both journalistic houses, taking the publications of the research team I+DEL from the Balearic Islands University (UIB) as reference, reflect on the … Continue reading “English digital press diffuses the results obtained by the research group I+DEL”

English translation of “Little by little”, a collection of progressive reading tales

Little by little is a didactic collection of twenty-one tales that, throughout different stories, intends to accompany children in the learning process of reading. The author, Ramón Bassa i Martín, organizes the content in such a manner that as difficulty progressively increases the learning of children is reinforced, and the different graphical symbols of the … Continue reading “English translation of “Little by little”, a collection of progressive reading tales”

Voluntarily switching between languages is good for the brain

The I+DEL group at the UIB publishes three studies on the relationship between bilingualism and cognition  During the past decades, several studies have found evidences that support the concept labeled ‘bilingual advantage’. This concept refers to the supposed benefits that speaking two languages in daily life can have on the cognitive abilities needed in order … Continue reading “Voluntarily switching between languages is good for the brain”

I+DEL exposes its project at the III Meeting on Education Research and Innovation

Last november the 8th and 9th of 2019 IRIE (Institut de Recerca i Innovació Educativa) organized the III Meeting on Education Research and Innovation. This is a biennial gathering where the principal actors, in the Balearic Islands, involved in the education field share the results of their different research projects and discuss future directions. I+DEL, … Continue reading “I+DEL exposes its project at the III Meeting on Education Research and Innovation”

“Fem l’Escola Plurilingüe”

I+DEL organizes side by side with the Catalan Society of Pedagogy meetings and conferences in order to discuss multilingualism in schools. This meetings are aimed to express the necessity of depoliticizing the topic of languages in school, focusing instead on developing, with the help of science, a conciliating model in which languages are not confronted … Continue reading ““Fem l’Escola Plurilingüe””

I+DEL shares the results of their last studies at the IX International Congress on Language Acquisition (IX AEAL 2019)

This congress, which was held in Madrid from the 4th to the 6th of September 2019, has the aim of spreading the last advances in research related to language acquisition difficulties in children. The research group of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) brought to this event the results of their studies on Developmental … Continue reading “I+DEL shares the results of their last studies at the IX International Congress on Language Acquisition (IX AEAL 2019)”