Breaking Barriers
Peer Groups for dyslectics


Talinn University: Department of Special and Social Pedagogy

Talinn University: Department of Special and Social Pedagogy

Tallinn University is a public institution of higher education. Its main strengths lie in the fields of humanities and social sciences, but it also has a strong and constantly growing component of natural and exact sciences, as well as a notable tradition of teacher training and educational research.

Tallinn University is the third largest university in Estonia, consisting of 18 institutes and 4 colleges. It has more than 9500 students as well as more than 500 faculty members and research fellows, and is the fastest growing university in Estonia. Tallinn University has become one of the biggest organizations of in-service training, offering training to more than 12,000 adult learners annually.

Agenda Regional Seminar at Tallinn University

Saturday (June 18, 2011), Campus of Tallinn University, Mare Building, room M-134

09:30 Registration
10.00 Opening Session
10.15-13.00 First Session
  1. Difficulties in reading and writing. What is a diverse learner? (Eeva Siirala, Finland)
  2. Dyslexia three level basic framework by Utah Frith        
    (Kadi Lukanenok, Estonia)
  3. Reading and writing difficulties among adults: A course sketch for Grundtvig 3 (Ene Mägi, Estonia)
  4. Studies on adult reading difficulties in Estonia. Results of BDA test. (Ene Varik, Estonia)
13.00-14.00 Lunch at Campus of Tallinn University

14.00-16.00 Second Session

  1. Klankenbergh (mountain of phonemes). Method for dyslectic oriented adult literacy (Jolanda van den Bergh, Holland)
  2. Peer learning ideas in HERO activities (Satu Hirvonen, Finland)
  3. Software for dyslectic peoples (Luca Grandi, Italy)

  4. Workshops and discussion
16:00 Closing Session