Courses and workshops

– University Specialist in Hearing and Language

From I+DEL we have created a new specialization centered on Audition and Language. This new course emerges with the general aim of educating new specialists in this area. Currently, many centers are in need of such professionals so that they can properly attend to the educational needs of all alumni in a normalized way.

Students with language disorders usually need more help and adaptations of the material so they can accomplish the same goals as their peers. Therefore, these students could specially benefit from the presence of such specialists at their schools, who could also help the teachers with the material adaptations that could be required. Within this context we have configured this course so that students applying acquire the knowledge needed to fulfil this role.

This new specialization has been created for graduates in Primary Education, Pre-school Education, Psychology, Pedagogy, Psychopedagogy and Nursery.

In the following links you can find more information on the course and you will be able to download the informative flyer of the academic courses 2018/19 and 2019/20

– University Specialist in the Educative and Professional Application of Emotional Competences

Through this graduate course we want to facilitate the process of acting as emotional support , especially in crisis situations, so that daily life is not affected, or in educative settings, focusing on the professional use of emotional competences depending on the situation and field of work.

This formation aims to transmit the theoretical knowledge on emotional competences coming from the latest scientific research, and its practical application,  integrating emotions, rationality and methodology from an interdisciplinary and global perspective. This course is organised around theoretical contributions from Philosophy, Educative Psychology, Neurosciences, Sociology and Social Education, among other areas of knowledge, in order to foster the development of the analytic skills needed to fully comprehend the different characteristics and necessities of the different society sectors and the diversity of cases in relation to this topic. All this, complemented with a practical component, pretends to facilitate that people interested in this topic learns contents on emotional education, techniques and strategies that can be used in professional settings, as well as being able to act as models of reference in this matter.

This University Specialist course is addressed to graduates in areas related to teaching, pedagogy, health sciences, psychology, social work, social education and mediation. It is also addressed to people who, despite lacking university degrees, are interested in the contents and techniques taught in this course; especially mothers and fathers that wish to develop emotional skills to improve their communication and education with their sons.

For more information on this graduate course you can check the Informative Flyer. You can also visit the university web page, where you will find the link to enrol in this course.

– Language difficulties detetcion: practical cases

Course carried out at the Associació de Pares de Persones amb Discapacitat Auditiva (ASPAS) in Palma, Balearic Islands, on march the 10th of 2020.

Teaching practice in multilingual and multicultural environments

Course taught on march the 3rd of 2020 at the Teachers Center of Palma (CEP), organized by the Conselleria d’Educació, Universitat i Recerca.

– Detection, diagnosis and intervention of developmental language disorder in bilingual contexts

Formation conducted at the Centre de Recursos Educatius per a Deficients Auditius (CREDA Maresme), in Vallès Oriental in Granollers, Catalonia, on January the 31st of 2020.

– Writing and presentation of scientific communications

PhD course taught from September to December of 2019.

– Language difficulties detection using the CELF-5

Course offered to the Educational and Psychopedagogical Orientation Teams (EOEP) in Palma, Balearic Islands, on November the 1st of 2019.

– Course “Psychopedagogical intervention in developmental language disorder” organized in collaboration with the Conselleria d’Educació i Universitat

10 hours formation, conducted on April the 5th and the 6th of 2019 in Ibiza, aimed for teachers, especially those working as alumni support  (AL i PT). The objectives of this course were learning to identify students with developmental language disorder, becoming familiar with and being able to respond to the educative needs that these children might have within the classroom setting. This course’s methodology was essentially practical, with the objective of giving the assistants the tools and strategies they may need to use to detect, evaluate and intervene when facing cases of children with developmental language disorders and Specific Learning Needs (DEA) from a practical, realistic and holistic point of view. The teachers of this course were: Eva Aguilar Mediavilla, Alberto Sánchez Pedroche i Mario Valera Pozo.

Course organized in collaboration with the Conselleria d’Educació i Universitat

The member of I+DEL Josep A. Pérez Castelló, along with other professionals in the education field, conducted a 15 hours formation in different Teacher Centers (CEP) of Mallorca (Palma, Inca and Manacor). This course, thought for teachers in early educational stages, aimed to:

-Reflect on the educational links among the personal, emotional and social dimensions that could benefit from open and flexible learning environments.

-Acquiring knowledge on children’s neurodevelopmental stages and neuroplasticity.

-Foster a change of paradigm in the relation between adults and children towards a respectful and open style of support along children’s education and life.

-Becoming familiar with active school projects built from vibrant and dynamic perspectives.

-Learning to enrich and rebuild professional, personal and institutional educative projects.

– Language Disorders, VIII theorico-practical updating course in child and adolescent mental health

Formation conducted by different members of the research group I+DEL, on November the 28th of 2018, at the Auditorium of the Hospital Son Espases. The topics discussed were neurodevelopmental disorders and the typology of language disorders that might be linked to them, the language disorders associated to biomedical conditions: ASD, intellectual disability and deafness; and other comorbidities of language disorders: Dyslexia and ADHD.

– Workshop with PhD. Rolf Steyer, from University of Jena (Germany), on “Theory & analysis of causal conditional and average effect”

PhD. Rolf Steyer collaborated with our university team to carry out a workshop on this topic for undergraduate and PhD students in Psychology and Education. PhD. Rolf Steyer is one of the most international relevant figures within the field of causal models and latent variables analysis methodology. The workshop was conducted in two days, March the 21st and 22nd of 2018.

– Language difficulties detection using the CELF-5

Course aimed for the Educational and Psychopedagogical Orientation Teams (EOEP Sa Creu Vermella) in Palma, Balearic Islands, on February 2018.

– Course organized in collaboration with CREIX: Educational, Psychological and Speech Therapy in Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

This course, conducted on January the 27th of 2018 in Palma, was aimed at giving practical tools in order to detect cases of DLD, and intervene at the necessary levels depending on the particularities of each case. The linguistic difficulties in children with DLD might affect to their personal, social and educative spheres, which might in turn generate low self-esteem, problems in social relations and academic failure. Thus, this formation’s objectives were learning how to identify children with DLD, becoming familiar with the particular educative needs they might experience, and being able to respond to these needs within the classroom setting. The program of the different workshops that were carried out was: 

9:00-11:00  Developmental Language Disorder: strong and weak points in children with DLD. Eva Aguilar Mediavilla, Josep A. Pérez Castelló i Mario Valera Pozo
11:30-12:30 Psychopedagogical and speech evaluation in DLD: a practical case. Eva Aguilar Mediavilla 
12:30-13:30 Speech therapy: examples and practical cases. Eva Aguilar Mediavilla
15:30-17:30 Psychological and social intervention: examples and practical cases. Mario Valera Pozo
18:00-20:00 Educative needs of children with DLD: theoretical principles, practical case and material elaboration. Josep A. Pérez Castelló

From I+DEL we want to thank CREIX the opportunity to collaborate with them to bring the knowledge acquired through research to its field of application.

Course in collaboration with CREIX: Developmental Language Disorder in bilingual settings

Formation conducted on March the 19th of 2016, in Palma, in which throughout the day different workshops took place in order to form the assistants on the detection of DLD, and on to carry out interventions tailored to each particular case. The focus was put on the different areas that might be affected along children’s development as consequence of the DLD. The program of the different workshops was:

9:30-11:30 Definition of the Developmental Language Disorder

-Characteristics of bilingual children with DLD: language profiles and executive functions


-Associated difficulties 

-Difficulties in communication

-Difficulties in attention 

-Difficulties in lecture

-Academic failure

12:00-14:00 DLD diagnosis in a bilingual environment

-The importance of early detection

-Diagnostic protocol

16:00-17:30 DLD language intervention and its principles in a bilingual setting

-Intervention models and basic principles

-Executive functions intervention

-Oral language intervention

18:00-19:30 Other interventions in DLD in a bilingual setting 

-Written language intervention

-Other interventions: social relationships, school…

– How does the brain learn? A practical vision from neurosciences

Workshop on the pedagogical diagnosis of the linguistic abilities in 5 y.o. children, in which aspects ranging from speech production in early educational stages to the piloting of plurilingual teaching methods were examined. This course took place on March the 5th of 2016 at the Sa Riera building in Palma, Balearic Islands, and was organized by the Institut de Recerca i Innovació Educativa (IRIE), the Societat Catalana de Pedagogia (SCP)  and the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC).

Detection and Intervention in Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

Course organized by the Associació del Trastorn Específic del Llenguatge de Balears (ATELBA) in collaboration with the Associcación Española de Logopedia, Foniatría y Audiología (AELFA), the Balearic Islands University (UIB), the Institut de Ciències de l’Educació and La Caixa. The course took place on January the 10th and 11th of 2014 at the Caixa Forum building in Palma, and the speakers that participated were Marc Montfort, Eva Aguilar-Mediavilla and Miquela Sastre.