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Members of I+DEL collaborate as guest editors in a renowned international journal’s special issue on executive control and emotion regulation and we want to invite you to share your work in it

The members of the research group I+DEL, from the Balearic Islands University (UIB), Daniel Adrover Roig, Eva Aguilar Mediavilla i Raúl López Penadés have been invited to take part as guest editors on the special issue “Executive Control and Emotion Regulation in children, adolescents, and young…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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,…

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…

From a static to a dynamic point of view on language difficulties: implications of a conceptual shift

The research group I+DEL, from the Balearic Islands University, publishes an article on the implications of a conceptual shift that has taken place on language disorders in childhood. This article, published in Llengua, Societat i Comunicació , a scientific magazine of the University of Barcelona, goes…

I+DEL participates in the Experimental Psycholinguistics Conference

Last 27th of June 2019 Víctor Sánchez presented the results of an investigation carried out by the I+DEL research group at the Experimental Psycholinguistics Conference, held at Palma de Mallorca. This conference has the aim of gathering professionals interested in language processesing and disorders, while encouraging…

Translation, adaptation and validation to Spanish of an emotional regulation questionnaire for children and adolescents: ERQ-CA.

Emotions have the capacity to guide our own behaviour, thought and vision of things. Depending on the context, but also on the emotional regulation capacities of an individual, emotions can be helpful or problematic in a given situation. Thus, emotional experience can be beneficial if it…

We present three volumes on the language difficulties that may accompany different developmental disorders.

PhD. Eva Aguilar Mediavilla and PhD. Alfonso Igualada Pérez edit the book “Dificultades del lenguaje en los trastornos del desarrollo” which compiles within three volumes the current knowledge on the different disorders that are associated in a secondary or comorbid way to a language disorder, as…

Study on the speech profile of bilingual Spanish-Catalan children with developmental language disorder.

The members of the I+DEL research group Eva Aguilar Mediavilla, Lucía Buil Legaz and Víctor Sánchez Azanza publish an article in the academic journal Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics on the speech profile of 6 years old children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Their study analysed the…

And what about romance languages? Atypical language development in languages coming from latin.

We present a manual edited by Eva Aguilar, Lucía Buil, Raül López, Víctor Sánchez and Daniel Adrover, all members of the I+DEL research group, and published by the renowned editorial John Benjamins. In this book we find the results of studies, carried out with children speaking…

Our research team demonstrates that bilingual children with specific language disorder present a greater risk of academic failure.

The I+DEL research group of the Balearic Islands University (UIB) conducts an investigation on the academic performance of bilingual children with specific language disorder and how to improve it. The UIB journal dedicates a section to the study. You can read the article here.

Do bilinguals get less distracted? Results from an auditory-visual Oddball task

Presented at XIV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics (Tarragona, April 10th – 13th, 2019) Authors Daniel Adrover-Roig *, Raúl López-Penadés, Victor Sanchez-Azanza , Lucía Buil-Legaz , Fabrice Parmentier & Eva Aguilar Mediavilla Corresponding author daniel.adrover@uib.es Abstract Forty-eight monolingual and 60 bilingual young adults performed an auditory-visual oddball task…

Manual on the neuropsychological evaluation of language.

PhD. Eva Aguilar writes a chapter on oral language difficulties which is included in the manual “Evaluación Neuropsicológica del Lenguaje”. Within this manual every chapter is dedicated to a specific aspect of language (oral and written language comprehension and production, prosody, pragmatics…) and the theoretical models…

What is DLD?

In I+DEL we have created a new infographic (in Catalan) that shows clearly what DLD is. To download the image in PDF format click here.

Conference: “School natural intervention techniques: Introduction”.

Next Friday March 22nd of 2019 we will be holding the conference: “School natural intervention techniques: Introduction” from 17:30h to 19h at the Conference Room of the Guillem Cifre de Colonya building. You can sign up to the session here. For more information you can also…

#CongrésTéNomDeDona Women researchers at the Balearic Islands University

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…

We organized a Workshop for Health workers focused on Language Disorder

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…

On November 15th, 16th and 17th we were at the AITANA Congress in Palma.

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…

Characteristics and behavioral difficulties in preadolescents with a history of Specific Language Impairment

Presented at International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents (AITANA) Authors Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., Valera-Pozo, M., Buil-Legaz, L. Contact with the main author eva.aguilar@uib.es Abstract People with specific language disorder (SLI) have a history of problems regarding language acquisition without the presence of those variables that tend…

Eva Aguilar, PhD interviewed on IB3 Radio talking about Specific Language Disorder

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…

Agenda 2030 awards for Social Transformation and Sustainable Human Development for Final Degree Projects and Final Master Projects

The University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) have created a commitment with Agenda 2030. The OCDS, office in charge of solidarity and cooperation, next to Campus vice Rectorate, Cooperation and Healthy University summoned the Agenda 2030 awards for the Social Transformation and Sustainable Human Development for Final…

On November 10th, we held a Training Session on Language Difficulties organized alongside with the UOC in Palma

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…

We are at the 17th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference in Malta

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…

Palma will held the 9th National and Ibero-American Congress of Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties

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…

We are attending the 3rd International Week at the Faculty of Education organized by the University of Palacký (Czech Republic)

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…

We attended the 3rd Iberoamerican congress about Dyslexia, organized by Disfam

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…

“Foreigners in their own language”, an article by Eva Aguilar for Diario de Mallorca and Diario de Ibiza

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…

Thank you for everything, Ramón!

Ramón Bassa, emeritus senior lecturer retires from his professional life this year 2018, after 50 years dedicated to teaching. Ramón was a teacher since 1968, he graduated in Philosophy and Letters (Pedagogy Section) by the University of Barcelona in 1975, and obtained his PhD in Educational…

New UIB titulation: University Specialist on Audition and Language (30 ECTS)

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

New results on the relation between bilingualism and executive functions presented on the I International Joint Experimental Psychology Congress at Madrid

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…

We attendet the XXXI International Congress AELFA-IF in Granada

Eva Aguilar attended the XXXI Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Logopedia, Foniatría y Audiología e Iberoamericana de Fonoaudiología (AELFA-IF) in Granada. She participated in a communication about different researches done by the I+DEL team about Speech issues in children with SLI.  During this communication, Eva talked…

We attend the 8th Teaching Innovation Congress organized by San Jorge University in Zaragoza

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…

We assist at the IX International Congress of Psychology and Education in Logroño

On June 21st, 4 I+DEL members participated in a Symposium at the IX International Congress of Psychology and Education held in Logroño (La Rioja), in the northern part of Spain. This IX congress was focused in Psychology, Education and Neuroscience in order to help build new…

A latent variable approach to the interplay between natural language switching and executive control processes

Presented at Sepex–Sepneca–Aipexperimental Joint Conference (Madrid, 2018)       Authors Sanchez-Azanza, Victor A.; López-Penadés, Raúl; Adrover Roig, Daniel Corresponding author v.sanchez@uib.es Abstract Language switching (LS) is a common behavior in bilinguals that requires the management of two competing languages by selecting one of them and inhibiting…

I+DEL cooperates with Effetah, a center for kids with hearing deficit in Tangier (Morocco)

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…

The D2:D4 digital index is used as a biological indicator for Specific Language Disorders

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…