Development of methodology and software for the diagnosis and treatement of learning difficulties with emphasis in dyslexia

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DYSLEXIA

The Mental Attributes Profiling System (MAPS) is a language independent screening test, i.e., relies on cognitive rather than language-based measures, capable of predicting children at risk (possible dyslexics) and equipping teachers with a profile of their mental abilities so as to design personalized remediation programs.

Formal Project Description
Contract Title Development of methodology and software for the diagnosis and treatement of learning difficulties with emphasis in dyslexia
GR: Aνάπτυξη Mεθοδολογίας και Eιδικού Λογισμικού για Διάγνωση και Aποκατάσταση Mαθησιακών Δυσκολιών με Έμφαση στη Δυσλεξία
Lead Partner Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute
Partners Cyprus Dyslexia Association
Cost of Action £26,200
Grant £26,200
Cost for FWC £26,200
Grant for FWC £26,200
Dates 01/xx/1999 - xx/xx/2000


Website www.mentalmaps.org
About Project Mental Attributes Profiling System


Specific objective(s)

Summary of Mental Attributes measured


  1. Memory: Short-term memory measurement based on the classic Memory Game
  2. Listen: Ability to relate pictures of objects with the sounds they produce in their natural environment.
  3. Hungry Navigation: Navigation ability measurement.
  4. Syntax: Series of writing-skills tests analogous to those used for the classical evaluation of learning disabilities.
  5. Comprehend: Measurement of the ability to relate a pictorial object with its written name or the sound of its name.
  6. Categorize: Categorization ability using an educational game in which the child is asked to "drag" an object in the world in which it fits.
  7. Sequence: Sequencing ability measured using the same approach used by psychologists using words picturing time-related events.