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START DATE 18 October 2017

Middlesex University Dubai

END DATE 18 October 2017

We are pleased to invite you to this week’s research seminar. It will be held on October 18th from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park. The Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured more than 200 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. This week’s presentation is:

An investigation in using Audio Psycho Phonology (APP) as a foundational tool in treating individuals with learning challenges

Damian A. Riviez, Ph.D.

Middlesex University Dubai


The development of language, communication and literacy is at the heart of human development. The acquisition of language skills in early childhood development and the growth and retention of those skills over a lifetime, serve as the barometer for diagnosis in addressing variances of ability and use. Moreover, these skills serve as a critical value in providing tangible proof of perceptual cognitive performance, action and behavior. The purpose of this project is to investigate the use of Audio Psycho Phonology (APP) as a foundational tool for individuals with learning challenges. A literature review was conducted in determining the viability of APP as an effective intervention for those with learning difficulties. Results indicate moderate success, albeit, variable in diverse cases. Further, a discussion on a relevant case study will be presented.



Damian Riviez is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University Dubai. His research interests include innovative platforms of human learning and development in business, communities, and education. Damian has a passion for studying new applications for learning to address diversity in human development.

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