Dybuster Calcularis – Efficient, computer based intervention for children with Dyscalculia Description
Dybuster Calcularis is a novel, scientifically developed, web-based intervention tool for children dyscalculia and math learning difficulties. The session describes the neurological development model of mathematical skills (by Aster and Shalev), from which the concepts of Calcularis are deducted. After these concepts are explained, the session then shows results from clinical studies, highlighting the success of the students, and closes with suggestions for the day-to-day implementation as a tool to strengthen home schooling intervention.
Dybuster Calcularis employs an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) based on artificial intelligence, allowing the system to individually adapt to each student’s strengths and weaknesses automatically. Therefore, students can practice independently on their own, while advanced coaching tools enable parents/educators to monitor their progress in detail and to react to specific error patterns with their own instructions.
Christian Vögeli received his M.Sc. in Computational Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 2005. He was rewarded the SFIT Medal for his outstanding Master thesis on improving the information-theoretical model behind Dybuster Orthograph, Dybuster’s intervention tool for writing. As a research assistant he directed, with the support of psychologists, the successful user study which included over 85 school children. He has effectively led the development of Dybuster Orthograph from prototype to commercial product, and was the project leader for developing Dybuster Calcularis, the first intervention tool for dyscalculia, for which neuronal improvements were shown. He was awarded multiple prices such as the Venture Leaders or ACES award. Christian Vögeli is currently the CEO and Managing Director of Dybuster and supports teachers and parents in their quest to unlock their children’s full academic potential.