Mirjana Lenček, Croatia

Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences


Full professor with tenure at Department of Speech and Language Pathology, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Since 1993 she has been working on the assessments and treatment of children with dyslexia in Speech and Language Pathology Unit in Center for Rehabilitation, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences.


Oct 15th 2019.
  2:30 - 3:00 p.m.    

Specific Learning Difficulties – Knowledge for the Beginning, Technology for the Improvement

About session

In this lecture, you will learn the following:

  • which processes are part of pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-mathematic skills, and which processes are part of their beginning stages,
  • which processes are part of automatisation of reading, writing, and maths and why is it that they are the very basis for diagnostic procedure and therapy; the development of technical aids (with special emphasis on the knowledge of these processes),
  • there are many relevant researches and practical examples of applying the knowledge of pre-reading and pre-writing skills for children reading and writing on paper; what skills should be developed if we are aware that the children will not use paper?
  • how should we prepare a child to read and write with the help of technical aids – tablets, laptops, computers?
  • language is the basis for reading and writing, but also for mathematics; how powerful technology development follows “small languages” (like Croatian), especially in the domain of disorders: some specific difficulties with persons with dyslexia in applying this technology.