Martina Galletti

Martina Galletti

Sony CSL – Paris

Martina Galletti joined Sony CSL – Paris in November 2019 as an Assistant Researcher. Since November 2022, she has also been a PhD student at Sapienza University and Sony CSL Paris. Her research interests go from Natural Language Processing, Accessibility and Human-Computer Interaction. Currently, she attempts to design accessible and inclusive language technologies to explore hybrid educational practices and to understand how (and whether) AI-assisted speech and language therapy can improve the overall treatment process for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in cognition and learning.

A Reading Comprehension Framework for students with language disabilities

A strong reading comprehension ability is not only one of the cornerstones of a successful education but also a crucial skill for various aspects of our daily lives, both in the workplace and personal life. Nonetheless, text comprehension is a fascinating and complex cognitive tasks since it requires motivation, attention, memory, as well as specific language skills, which can prove challenging and frustrating for many children with learning disabilities or some language learners. In this talk, we introduce an Natural Language Processing (NLP)-powered reading comprehension framework to explore the potential of some NLP techniques in hybrid therapeutic practices, aiming to make the rehabilitation of text comprehension difficulties more accessible, multi-modal, and truly inclusive for students with special educational needs and disabilities, in presence or at a distance.