Considering Cognitive Traits of University Students with Dyslexia in the Context of a Learning Management System

  • Carolina Mejía
  • Alicia Díaz
  • Juan E. Jiménez
  • Ramón Fabregat
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6780)


This paper studies the cognitive processes involved in reading among Spanish-speaking university students with dyslexia, and proposes to evaluate these processes to identify specific cognitive traits. On this basis, an automated battery for the assessment of cognitive processes was designed to be included in a learning management system (LMS). To integrate this battery into the LMS, a web service architecture that works independently of the LMS was designed. The assessment battery has been built based on a multimodal communication mechanism that delivers evaluation tasks using the visual, auditory, and speech communication channels of human-computer interaction.


Dyslexia cognitive traits user model university students multimodal communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolina Mejía
    • 1
  • Alicia Díaz
    • 2
  • Juan E. Jiménez
    • 2
  • Ramón Fabregat
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Informatics and ApplicationsUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and EducationUniversity of La LagunaCanary IslandsSpain

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