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An Arabic framework for dyslexia training tools

An Arabic framework for dyslexia training tools
An Arabic framework for dyslexia training tools
Language features and cultural factors play key roles in the difficulties associated with dyslexia. Thus, addressing the combination of these elements is essential to obtain better coverage of dyslexia issues and a deeper understanding of the needs of Arabic speakers with dyslexia. There is a great deal of progress yet to be achieved in the area of Arabic dyslexia, as little is published about manifestation of dyslexia in this language. This paper presents a framework to integrate the linguistic features and related cultural context of the Arabic language. The aim of this framework is to develop an effective set of guidelines to guide the designers of Arabic dyslexia training tools and support the evaluation of these tools. This would substantially benefit Arabic speakers with dyslexia and could help them obtain literacy skills and attain their potential. The unique features of Arabic and its related cultural context, which could affect Arabic speakers with dyslexia and should be considered in the design of training tools targeting this population, are highlighted. A set of guidelines for the Arabic framework has been developed, that underlie instruments designed for individuals with dyslexia.
dyslexia, arabic, culture, guidelines, framework
63-68
Al Rowais, Fadwa
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Wald, Mike
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Wills, Gary
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Al Rowais, Fadwa
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Wald, Mike
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Wills, Gary
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Al Rowais, Fadwa, Wald, Mike and Wills, Gary (2013) An Arabic framework for dyslexia training tools. 1st International Conference on Technology for Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013), Saudi Arabia. 19 - 20 Feb 2013. pp. 63-68 .

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Abstract

Language features and cultural factors play key roles in the difficulties associated with dyslexia. Thus, addressing the combination of these elements is essential to obtain better coverage of dyslexia issues and a deeper understanding of the needs of Arabic speakers with dyslexia. There is a great deal of progress yet to be achieved in the area of Arabic dyslexia, as little is published about manifestation of dyslexia in this language. This paper presents a framework to integrate the linguistic features and related cultural context of the Arabic language. The aim of this framework is to develop an effective set of guidelines to guide the designers of Arabic dyslexia training tools and support the evaluation of these tools. This would substantially benefit Arabic speakers with dyslexia and could help them obtain literacy skills and attain their potential. The unique features of Arabic and its related cultural context, which could affect Arabic speakers with dyslexia and should be considered in the design of training tools targeting this population, are highlighted. A set of guidelines for the Arabic framework has been developed, that underlie instruments designed for individuals with dyslexia.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 18 February 2013
Venue - Dates: 1st International Conference on Technology for Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013), Saudi Arabia, 2013-02-19 - 2013-02-20
Keywords: dyslexia, arabic, culture, guidelines, framework
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 353261
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/353261
PURE UUID: 0dedb994-2c77-46ef-823d-7d864e62ea5f
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 06 Jun 2013 15:45
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:03

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