Dialogic reading in Arabic –EEG study

The Arabic language includes spoken local dialects as well as standard Arabic used in
literature, though it is not generally spoken as a first language. This represents a
challenge for children in their reading acquisition stage, as standard Arabic is often
considered as a second language. In this project, we will determine if Arabic speaking
children pre reading age who listen to stories in Literary Arabic in a dialogic manner
for 8 weeks, show greater vocabulary in literary Arabic, demonstrate better
executive functions and their joint attention measured using a simultaneous EEG
recording improves. Sponsored by the Israeli Ministry of Education. Actively enrolling