Interest in Reading as Facilitating Factor in Acquiring Reading Skills

Sarmīte Tūbele
University of Latvia, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

 

Abstract

The article deals with the problem of evoking interest in reading and its connection with successful acquiring of reading skills. Several theoretical concepts of neuropsychology and speech therapy have been analysed with an emphasis on
difficulties regarding the process of learning to read in cases of dyslexia and/or reading disorders.

The aim of the study is to give an overview of the interconnection between interest in reading and successful acquiring of reading skills in order to carry out an empirical research with the help of various methods and principles that foster interest to reading. Materials and methods include an analysis of theoretical literature. Lasīt vairāk "Interest in Reading as Facilitating Factor in Acquiring Reading Skills"

Possible learning and reading disorder non-medication correction methods

Daina Voita1,2, Evita Vaļēviča2, Māra Marnauza1, Tālis Gžibovskis1, Anda Kauliņa1
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy,
Scientific Research Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology1, Latvia
University of Latvia, Research Institute of Cardiology2, Riga, Latvia

Abstract

Learning disabilities, often connected with reading disorders, present major challenges to the educational system. Specific reading disability is a persistent reading dysfunction. A person with a specific reading disability is unable to acquire reading skills disregarding sufficient intellectual and speech capabilities and normal speech and hearing analizator function in an optimal learning environment. New non-medication problem solutions are constantly searched for. Since  modern technology and knowledge about alternative treatment of pathology such as tension-type headache that can cause learning difficulties and consequently, develop reading disorders, is constantly developing, the importance of the Biofeedback (BFB) method is increasing.

The aim of the study was to determine the efficiency of BFB on children with migraine and learning disorders, including reading disorder. Lasīt vairāk "Possible learning and reading disorder non-medication correction methods"