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Talking about Bullying at the 25th ‘Jornadas de Psicología’ (Psychology days) at the University of the Balearic Islands

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…

Dr. Rolf Steyer’s workshop talking about ‘Theory & analysis of causal conditional and average effects’

Rolf Steyer, PhD from University of Jena (Germany) visited us on March 21st & 22nd to develop a workshop talking about ‘Theory & analysis of causal conditional and average effects’. Several students from the Psychology and Educational degrees joined the workshop along several college graduates currently working…

Interview with Eva Aguilar & Assumpció Sansó (ATELBA) in ‘A vivir que son dos días Baleares’ (Cadena Ser) talking about the SLI reality

An interview talking about SLI (Specific Language Impairment), pretty unknown among the society. This disorder cause learning difficulties and school failure. One of the members interviewed is Assumpció Sansó, ATELBA’s president. ATELBA is an association that gathers parents with kids affected by SLI in the Balearic…

Reading difficulties in kids with hearing impairment and deafness. A conference by Isabel García Gómez, PhD

On February, 23rd we received Isabel García Gómez, Ph.D. at the University of the Balearic Islands. She did a conference talking about the reading difficulties that kids, with hearing impairment and deafness, are facing. In case you weren’t able to join us at the conference or…

Workshop: speech therapy, psychological treatment and educational approach for SLI

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…

A latent variable approach to executive control in healthy aging

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…

The university professor role in the 21st century. Ara Balears.

Daniel Adrover Roig PhD has published an article in Diari Ara Balears talking about the university professor role in the 21st century.

Age and cognitive control preservation modulate the neuronal markers of task switching

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…

Dominant language deterioration after selective damage in left-hemispheric basal ganglia

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…

Interference control in elderly bilinguals: appearances can be misleading

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…

The bilingual brain is more efficient at the response level when dealing with interference

The bilingual advantage in tasks of interference control at the visual space level has been studied with the Simon task, among others. Based on the results of several existing studies, the literature on bilingual advantage has given rise to several contradictions. A work and a previous…

Specific Language Impairment (SLI) or Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

Specific Language Impairment (SLI), also called Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), consists of an alteration or delay in the receptive and/or expressive development of oral language. It affects both the acquisition and development of this since its beginning, manifesting significant difficulties and cognitive, communicative and social consequences.…

Conference: ‘An overcoming story with a specific language disorder’. El Periódico de Melilla.

Eva Aguilar Mediavila PhD has been in Melilla talking about an overcoming story with a specific language disorder.

Is bilingualism losing its advantage? A bibliometric approach

This study explores the publication trends in relation to the well-known advantage of bilingualism in the last 10 years. The bilingual advantage refers to the results where it is found that bilingual people have better abilities than monolingual people. Thus, with the use of different bibliometric…

Preschool processing skills provide reading results in bilingual Spanish-Catalan children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) have an alteration or a delay in the development of oral language and, thus, show linguistic difficulties. Nevertheless, SLI shows up without cognitive and auditory deficits, neurological damage or socio-emotional deprivation. Notwithstanding, previous studies have shown that children with SLI…

Reading competences in young adolescents with Specific Language Impairment (SLI): The role of early semantic capacity

This study evaluated the reading abilities between 8 and 12 years in bilingual Catalan-Spanish children with Specific Language Impairment. The difficulties of oral language of these children at preschool age can affect the subsequent acquisition of reading. The results showed that, in effect, these children had…

Longitudinal trajectories of representation and access to phonological information in bilingual children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

The study describes the development of various linguistic processing abilities in bilingual children with SLI between 6 and 12 years old. The results found that, at all ages, children with SLI had difficulties in repetition of sentences, in phonological fluency (production and correct expression of sounds…

Oral morphosyntactic competence as a predictor of reading comprehension in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

Children with SLI tend to present a deficit in oral comprehension. In that way, the study intends to investigate the influence of oral comprehension on reading comprehension in children of 7 and 8 years in Catalan-Spanish bilingual with SLI. At the age of 7-8 years, children…

Referential communication in bilingual Catalan-Spanish children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

The study analysed the quality of the messages that children with Specific Language Disorder expressed in a referential communication task. In referential communication tasks, children had to describe the positioning of various objects of an image to an adult who doesn’t see them. Children of 8…

How to deal with our children holidays? Notícies UOC.

Daniel Adrover PhD with Amàlia Gordóvil had talked about the strategies in order to deal with our children during these long holidays

Linguistic development and disorders in Spanish-speaking children

International collaboration that has the objective of transmitting the knowledge acquired through scientific research on the acquisition of Spanish as the main or secondary language. In this book we find descriptions of the processes that take place during the acquisition of this language, as well as…

Bilingualism may save brain resources as you age. Neuroscience News & Science Daily.

A new article published by Neuroscience News and at the Science Daily shows that bilingual people are great at saving brain power.

Specific language disorder: when words are not understood. Última Hora.

Lucía Buil’s doctoral dissertation has been an item of the news at a local newspaper, Última Hora. This dissertation, which has been defended recently at the Balearic Islands University, has been following a group of children,  between the ages 6 and 12 from various schools in…

I+DEL organizes the VIIth International Conference of Language Acquisition

Our research team was honoured to organize the VIIth International Conference of Language Acquisition, which took place from September 7th to 9th 2016 in Palma de Mallorca.

Learning oral and written languge at school: Ramón Bassa describes the latest innvoations within this field.

Ramón Bassa, with the collaboration of different experts among which we find multiple members of the I+DEL research group, publishes two books with reflexions on the process of learning oral and written languages at early ages. This is the result of years of interdisciplinary work, by…

A research study from the UIB awarded by the Speech Therapists Society. The UIB journal.

The research project of professors Lucía Buil, Eva Aguilar and Daniel Adrover on language acquirement difficulties receives the Doctor Jordi Perelló award. For more information you can read the article on the UIB journal.

Research shows children with SLI to have delayed access to reading and writing. El diari de la UIB.

I+DEL research team at the Balearic Islands University has done a research focused in children with SLI. University newspaper has talked about it. The full coverage is available here.

PhD. Daniel Adrover participates in the book “Aspects of Multilingual Aphasia”

Publication edited in English by Martin R. Gitterman, Mira Goral and Loraine K. Obler, all experts in neurolinguistics, plurilignuism and aphasia. This book summarizes the findings of the scientific research on cases of aphasia in people who speak more than one language. The vast majority of…

PhD. Daniel Adrover collaborates in the book “Neuropsychology of the prefrontal cortex and the executive functions”

The prefrontal cortex is the region in the brain located at the anterior part of the frontal lobes, and it is mainly in charge of the so-named executive functions. These functions, generally speaking, allow us to coordinate our own thoughts and actions with our internal goals.…

Loss of first language in bilingual patient after damage in the basal ganglia.

The loss of the first language in a bilingual patient after suffering damage in the basal ganglia. Aita Menni, Hermanas Hospitalarias.
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