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Invited lecture by Prof. Heikki Lyytinen: Identifying Reliable Early Predictors of Dyslexia: So What? The story of JLD and GraphoGame

Wanneer:vr 15-01-2016 10:00 - 11:15
Waar:Room 1313.0309 Harmony Building

The lecture will be followed by a symposium on early intervention in dyslexia.

Heikki Lyytinen became known world-wide as initiator and leader of the Jyväskylä (Finland) Longitudinal study of Dyslexia (JLD), the first comprehensive, longitudinal study on familial, neurocognitive, and -linguistic precursors and predictors of developmental dyslexia. This study started in 1993; many participants –now young adults—are still being followed.
Based on the outcomes of the JLD, the serious game GraphoGame™ was developed. By playing the game, children learn first the basic letters and their sounds, and through a series of levels gradually move on to short and increasingly longer words. GraphoGame is developed not only for Finnish, English, and Spanish, but is also played in several African countries.
Professor Heikki Lyytinen has been appointed as UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Literacy Learning for All. His mission is to help children globally, especially in Africa, to learn to read.