On december 12th, the Balearic Islands University has honored the women doing research at the university, considering their important role in science. #CongrésTéNomDeDona (Congress is a woman’s name) campaign talks about considering women highly than it has been done. This project has been developed around two different but complementary things. First of all, there’s a … Continue reading "#CongrésTéNomDeDona Women researchers at the Balearic Islands University"
On November, 28th we organized a Training for Health workers focused on Language Disorder, that takes part from a Refresher Course in Mental-Health in Kids and Teenargers (2018) During that morning, I+DEL members were talking about Neurodevelopmental Disorders, different types of Language Disorder, Language disorder associated with biomedical conditions: ASD, intellectual disability and deafness; comorbidity … Continue reading "We organized a Workshop for Health workers focused on Language Disorder"
On November 15th, 16th and 17th we were at the International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents (AITANA) that has arrived this year 2018 to Mallorca. It comes from a long journey that began in Elche in 2011, when it was only a national congress of basically university scope. It has been … Continue reading "On November 15th, 16th and 17th we were at the AITANA Congress in Palma."
On November, 15th IB3 Radio interviewied Eva Aguilar, PhD about the Specific Language Disorder. This interview was related to the Training session about Language Difficulties that we organized alongside with Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. If interested, you can listen to the interview here. (Keep in mind that the interview is done half in Spanish and half in Catalan)
On November, 10th we organized a Training Session on Language Difficulties, alongside with Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. This event took place in Sa Riera a building from the University of the Balearic Islands in Palma city center, during all day. Attendees could enjoy presentations by Eva Aguilar-Mediavila, Alejandra González-Parr, Victor Sánchez, Mario Valera y Alberto Sánchez from … Continue reading "On November 10th, we held a Training Session on Language Difficulties organized alongside with the UOC in Palma"
The 17th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference in Malta is celebrated this week in collaboration with ICPLA (The International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association). Eva Aguilar, I+DEL member had done a presentation about ‘Speech profiles in Spanish- Catalan children with developmental language disorder (DLD)’, apart from moderating the same session. During these past 3 days, different … Continue reading "We are at the 17th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference in Malta"
On November 23th, 24th and 25th of November Palma will held the 9th National and Ibero-American Congress of Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. Its main goal is focused in quality education. This event will take place in Gran Meliá Victoria Hotel (Joan Miró Avenue, 21) For further information related to the event, speakers or activities … Continue reading "Palma will held the 9th National and Ibero-American Congress of Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties"
Eva Aguilar is currently in the Czech Republic. The 3rd International week at the Faculty of Education at the Palacký University is held in Olomouc. This gathering‘s main goal rises from the idea that researchers and professors from different Faculties of Education should meet and share their ideas and experiences. This meetings generates new relationships, promoting different … Continue reading "We are attending the 3rd International Week at the Faculty of Education organized by the University of Palacký (Czech Republic)"
On September 28th and 29th was held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) the 3rd IberoAmerican congress about Dyslexia, organized by Disfam. DISFAM is a Spanish entity created in 2002, integrated by families with children with dyslexia, dyslexic adults and professionals from different origins worried about the learning difficulties at different stages. Disfam is part of the European Association … Continue reading "We attended the 3rd Iberoamerican congress about Dyslexia, organized by Disfam"
An article was published in the Diario de Mallorca and Diario de Ibiza written by Eva Aguilar, senior lecturer at the Balearic Islands University and I+DEL member. This article explains how children feel when suffering from SLI, letting us think about the experience we have when we try to communicate with other people that does not speak the same … Continue reading "“Foreigners in their own language”, an article by Eva Aguilar for Diario de Mallorca and Diario de Ibiza"
From the 3rd to 6th of July, we were at the First Joint Congress of SEPEX held in Madrid. This new initiative was organized by some of the most relevant Experimental Psychology Societies on Europe, namely the Sociedad Española de Psicología Experimental (SEPEX), the Sociedad Española de Psicofisiología y Neurociencia Cognitiva y Afectiva (SEPNECA) and … Continue reading "New results on the relation between bilingualism and executive functions presented on the I International Joint Experimental Psychology Congress at Madrid"
On June, 28th & 29th we went to 8th Teaching Innovation Congress in Zaragoza. These sessions are a space for learning and interchanging ideas about education, learning and innovation. These days are focused on the fact that an education practice is innovative when it is considered in a design change, after being considered under a … Continue reading "We attend the 8th Teaching Innovation Congress organized by San Jorge University in Zaragoza"
During these past three years some I+DEL members have participated in a series of cooperation projects with Effetah, a school for boys and girls with hearing deficit. These projects have been sponsored by the Office for Development Cooperation & Solidarity from the University of Balearic Islands and the Cooperation Directorate-General from the Balearic Islands Government. … Continue reading "I+DEL cooperates with Effetah, a center for kids with hearing deficit in Tangier (Morocco)"
I+DEL group has just published a new article along with the Biological department from the University of the Balearic Islands. In this last study, Eva Aguilar-Mediavila with Antonia Font-Jordà, Antoni Gamundí, and Maria Cristina Nicolau Llobera have found evidence about the positive use of the D2:D4 digital index as a biological indicator for the SLI. … Continue reading "The D2:D4 digital index is used as a biological indicator for Specific Language Disorders"
Last week the 25th ‘Jornadas de Psicología’ (Psychology days) took place at the University of the Balearic Islands organized by the Students Representatives from the Psychology Degree. During this past week psychology students (mainly, but the inscriptions were open to everybody), could join the conferences talking about different areas in which psychology is present. Our … Continue reading "Talking about Bullying at the 25th ‘Jornadas de Psicología’ (Psychology days) at the University of the Balearic Islands"
On January 27th, Eva Aguilar, Pep Pérez and Mario Varela, I+DEL members joined forces with CREIX in order to create a workshop addressed to professionals (especially teachers). We were offering the participants an opportunity to learn about the adequate tools and strategies for detecting and intervening throughout the different areas affected by Specific Language Impairment. … Continue reading "Workshop: speech therapy, psychological treatment and educational approach for SLI"
It is known that executive control is divided into three separable processes or components: update of contents in memory, change or alternation and inhibition of irrelevant information. However, executive control in older people has been less explored and the structure of the three components or executive functions of Miyake et al. (2000) has not been … Continue reading "A latent variable approach to executive control in healthy aging"
The study was carried out with the objective of exploring the joint influence of age and cognitive control on the behavioral and electrophysiological indicators connected to the change of task in different sample types. Thus, the sample was divided into two groups of people of middle age (49-60 years) and older (61-80 years), according to … Continue reading "Age and cognitive control preservation modulate the neuronal markers of task switching"
The study focused on bilingual aphasia and, specifically, in the case of JZ. The case of JZ refers to a bilingual person (Basque-Spanish) of 53 years who, after a hematoma in the basal ganglia of the left hemisphere, presented executive deficits and aphasia, characterized by damaged processing of the mother language or L1, the Basque. … Continue reading "Dominant language deterioration after selective damage in left-hemispheric basal ganglia"
Bilingualism has been associated with a successful cognitive aging. Thus, research has shown how bilingualism provides cognitive advantages. Among these cognitive advantages, we can find an improvement in the control of interference (aspect related to a better selective attention) and a delay in the appearance of signs of dementia. However, there is no firm confirmation … Continue reading "Interference control in elderly bilinguals: appearances can be misleading"