Styliani Tsesmeli

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Styliani Tsesmeli
Styliani
Tsesmeli
0030-2610-969736 & Fax: 0030-2610-969736
Educational Psychology with emphasis on children with Special Educational Needs
Lecturer

Dr. Styliani N. Tsesmeli is Lecturer at the Department of Primary Education at the University of Patras (Greece).

Her scientific/ research interests include experimental and cognitive approaches to the study of literacy acquisition and developmental dyslexia. Phonological and morphological awareness and their relationship with literacy. Assessments and educational interventions for children with developemntal dyslexia and learning disabilities. Cross-linguistic perspectives on literacy acquisition in relation to developmental dyslexia, with a special interest on the acquisition of knowledge about morphology (incl. in Publications).

 

Dr. Tsesmeli is accepting enquiries during office hours (please see, Announcements)  or by appointment at stsesmeli@upatras.gr.

CV

Dr. Styliani N. Tsesmeli is Lecturer in Educational Psychology with emphasis on children with Special Educational Needs at the Department of Primary Education at the University of Patras (Greece). She has graduated from the Department of Philosophy-Education-Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. She has attended at the same University the Postgraduate Course in School Psychology with minor subjects: Cognitive and Clinical Psychology. In 1994, she gained a scholarship by the Foundation of State Scholarships in Greece after a nationwide competition and completed a Master degree (M.Ed.) in Special Needs (Master thesis supervisor: Prof. Gina Conti-Ramsden) at the Metropolitan University of Manchester (Department of Education, Centre for Educational Guidance and Special Needs), U.K. (1994) and then a Ph.D. at the University of Dundee, Department of Psychology in Scotland, U.K. under the supervision by Prof. P.H.K.Seymour (2003) (External examiner: Prof. Carsten Elbro, University of Copenhagen, Denmark). She has taught as adjunct Lecturer courses on Special Education (2003-2005) and School Psychology (2006-2013) at the Department of Primary Education, University of Aegean, Greece. Her research interests include experimental/ cognitive approaches to the study of literacy acquisition and developmental dyslexia, educational interventions for children with developmental dyslexia and learning disabilities, with a special interest on cross-linguistic perspectives in the acquisition of morphology on students with typical and atypical literacy development.

Languages: English (fluent), German.

Teaching - Lessons

Teaching for the Postgraduate Programme at the Department of Primary Education/Department of Education & Social Work, University of Patras.

 Learning Disabilities and Developmental Dyslexia (2nd Year, Winter semester, Elective).

Learning Abilities & Difficulties: Conceptual, theoretical and diagnostic issues

(1st year, Easter Semester, Elective)

Teaching for the Undergraduate Programme at the Department of Primary Education/Department of Education & Social Work, University of Patras.

Accademic Year 2015-2020

1. Cognitive analysis of Learning in Education/ (1st Year, Easter Semester, Elective)

   Cognitive Processes and Brain (2019-2020)

2. Psychology of Reading & Writing (2nd Year, Easter Semester, Mandatory)

3. Learning Disability and Developmental Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention (3rd Year, Winter Semester, Elective)

4. Special Issues in the study of Learning Disabilities (4th Year, Winter, Elective)

 

Teaching for the Undergraduate Programme at the Department of Primary Education, University of Patras.

Accademic Year 2014-2015

1. Cognitive analysis of Learning in Education (1st Year, Winter Semester, Mandatory)

2. Reading, Writing & Dyslexia (2nd Year, Easter Semester, Mandatory)

3. Educational Interventions for Reading & Writing  (3rd Year, Easter,  Semester, Elective)

4. Special Issues in the study of Learning Disabilities (4th Year, Winter, Elective)

 

Academic Year 2015-2019

 

Teaching for the Undergraduate Programme at the Department of Philosophy, Philology & Pre-school Education,  University of Patras.

 1. Learning Disabilities and Developmental Dyslexia (Winter Semester, Elective)

 

Teaching for the Undergraduate Programme at the Department of Theatrical Studies,  University of Patras.

 1. Cognitive analysis of Learning in Education (Easter Semester, Elective)

Publications

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Tsesmeli, S. N. (2002). Derivational morphology, Spelling ability and Dyslexia in secondary school students: Assessment and Intervention. Ph.D. thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Dundee.

Selective Publications:

Tsesmeli N. S. & Tsirozi, T. (2015). Teaching compound words to a spelling-disabled child via Smart NotebookTechnology: a case study approach. Themes in Science and Technology Education, 8(1), 33-45.

Tsesmeli N. S. & Koutselaki D. (2013). Spelling performance and semantic understanding of compound words by Greek learning-disabled students. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 46(3), 241-251.

Tsesmeli, S.N. (2010). Effects of morphological training on individuals with difficulties in spelling acquisition: Evidence from Greek. In F. Columbus (Ed.),Spelling skills: Acquisition, Abilities and Reading Connection. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers.

Tsesmeli, S. N. & Seymour, P.H.K. (2009). The effects of training of morphological structure on spelling derived words by dyslexic adolescentsBritish Journal of Psychology, 100(3), 565-592.

Tsesmeli, S. N. & Seymour, P.H.K. (2006). Derivational Morphology and Spelling in Dyslexia. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal,19(6), 587-625.

 Selective Conference Publications:

 Tsesmeli, S. N. & Seymour, P.H.K. (2004).The effects of Training of Morphological Structure on Spelling Derived Words by Dyslexic Adolescents. Oral Presentation in the 5o World Congress on Dyslexia, Αristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (23-27 Αugust).

Tsesmeli, S. N. & Seymour, P.H.K. (2006). Spelling derived words by dyslexic individuals in Scotland. Poster in the Experimental Psychology Section Workshop, British Psychological Society, Midlesex University, London, U.K. (20-21 September).

Tsesmeli, S. N. (2007). Morphological strategies in children’s spelling: Cross-linguistic comparisons between English and Greek. Oral Presentation in the 9th European Conference on Psychological Assessment (EAPA)/ 2nd International Conference on Psychological Assessment (Psychological Association of Northern Greece),Thessaloniki (3-6 Μay).

Tsesmeli, S. N. & Seymour, P.H.K. (2007)Intervention studies on single-cases of developmental dyslexia: Implications for educational assessments. Oral Presentation in the 9th European Conference on Psychological Assessment (EAPA)/ 2nd International Conference on Psychological Assessment (Psychological Association of Northern Greece),Thessaloniki (3-6 Μay).

Tsesmeli, S. N. & Seymour, P.H.K. (2007). Teaching morphemes to dyslexic individuals. Is there any difference? Poster in the 14th Annual International Conference, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Prague, Czech Republic (12-14 July).

Tsesmeli, S. Ν. (2007). Improving children’s spelling: Educational interventions on individual cases of English and Greek. Oral Presentation in the 42nd Colloquium of Linguistics: «Language Diversity and Language Learning: New Paths to Literacy», Department of Education, University of Aegean, Rhodes (27-30 September).

Tsesmeli, S. N. (2008). Effects of morphological depth on Greek children’s spelling. Oral Presentation in the7th International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association, Harrogate, U.K. (27-29 March).

Tsesmeli, S. N. (2012). Developmental changes in the spelling of inflectional and derivational suffixes by typically developing Greek children: effects of transparency, length and frequency. Oral Presentation after invitation by Prof. Christina Burani in the17th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, Austria (9-12 February).

Tsesmeli, S. N. (2013). Spelling of derivational suffixes by typically developing and dyslexic Greek children: effects of transparency, length and frequency. Oral Presentation in the 4th All-European Dyslexia Conference, Vaxjo, Sweden (20-22 September). 

 

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Announcements

OFFICE HOURS (winter term-academic year 2019-2020)

 

MONDAY:   12.oo-14.oo

 

TUESDAY: 12.oo-15.oo

 

Dr. Styliani Tsesmeli accepts enquiries during office hours or by appointment at stsesmeli@upatras.gr