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Traumatic Experiences and Dyslexia


Edited By Evelin Witruk and Dian Sari Utami

The main topics of the book are traumatic experiences, stress processing and dyslexia with some new perspectives on this old phenomenon. The authors of the book articles are from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Sudan, Iran, Spain, Syria, Portugal, and Germany. The interdisciplinary character of this book is represented in contributions of scientists from different areas of psychology, special education, and linguistics.

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This book presents as the eight bands in the series of “Contributions to Educational and Rehabilitation Psychology”. It contains selected contributions from the international conference “Dyslexia and Traumatic Experiences” organized by the team members of the Department of Educational and Rehabilitation Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at the University of Leipzig. It took place on 22nd and 23rd of September 2017 in the University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. Fifty-one of international participants came from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Morocco, Sudan, South Korea, Iran, Portugal, Spain, and Germany. In the same time, it was an interdisciplinary one because scientists from Psychology, Education, and Special Education attended this event. The conference had offered a platform for integrating basic and applied sciences, especially in the topic of dyslexia, trauma, and stress experiences. It brought together Cognitive, Educational, Clinical Psychologists, and Neuropsychological specialists. Particular participants in the international conference were scientists from Sri Lanka and Sudan which were sponsored by the Research Academy of the University of Leipzig regarding their research about dyslexic children and traumatic experiences.

The purpose of this book is to strive towards fostering a scientific exchange that promotes the emergence of synergy effects and real progress in the understanding of cross-cultural aspects and to present fundamental approaches and applied for work in the special issues of trauma, stress experiences, and dyslexia as the main foci in the international conference.

The book is structured in three chapters, in which the following topics are introduced:...

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