Shahar Dotan

I  am a PhD student in the Department of Learning Disabilities, University of Haifa. My work is focused on the connection between technology in the 21st century and the abilities of the young developing reader. Particularly, I investigate how altering text display can advance variant readers in different ages and reading abilities. I have a B.A. In Psychology and Counseling and Human Devolvement and an M.A in Learning Disability Evaluation and Remediation, both from University of Haifa. In the past few years, I have been working as a pedagogical developer and coordinator of research-based intervention programs, designed to improve elementary school children’s literacy, cognitive and emotional skills surrounding learning.

Mind The Gap: The Role Of Spacing Letters In Early Reading

Have you lately observed a novice reader reading a text? Do you remember your own first reading experiences? You were probably reading slowly, gradually, one letter at a time. Words looked like long and jumbled sequences of letters. Studies suggest […]