Errorless Learning

The role of increased error sensitivity for minimizing a reading and spelling disorder

The goal of this project is to increase error sensitivity and to study the influence of continued misspellings for maintaining a spelling disorder. The project consists of two sub-projects (A & B). The emphasis of sub-project A lies upon the development and implementation of a paradigm for orthographic error sensitivity in keyboard usage using neurophysiologic methods. This project is led by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas F. Münte at the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Klinik für Neurologie in Lübeck. Sub-project B focusses on an examination of the applicability and effectiveness of a novel tabletcomputer based system, which is going to be developed to improve orthographic writing performance. The effectiveness of this new system is going to be examined through a study on elementary school children with writing difficulties. They are expected to autonomously use the tabletcomputer several times a week to practice their writing performance. Clear and prompt feedback concerning the correctness of their handwritten words aims to avoid inaccurate representations. In this way the error sensitivity is thought to be effectively amplified to improve writing performance. This project is headed by Prof. Dr. Alfred Effenberg, Leibniz University Hannover, Institute od Sports Science.

Participation in the program – sub-project B

We are pleased to offer more information to interested parents and therapists. Please contact Dr. Nicole Mühlpforte.

Dr. Nicole Mühlpforte

Project Management – Sub-project B

Prof. Dr. Alfred Effenberg (Hanover)

Scientific Coworkers – Sub-project B

Dr. Nicole Mühlpforte (Hanover)

Project Partners

Prof. Dr. Bodo Rosenhahn (Hanover)

Project Support

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (FKZ: 01GJ1303B)


Research Area

Dyslexia, Multi-Sensory Integration, Embodied Education

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