Diagnosing dyslexia in a learner with EAL

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Diagnosing dyslexia in a learner with EAL

Unread postby Kathryn » 05 Nov 2010, 21:39

Hi Lucy

I am currently completing my PGCE in post-compulsary education. I also hold the Trinity Cert.TESOL.

I am currently teaching ESOL to 16 -19 year old dependants of migrant workers, one of which I think may experience dyslexia as a barrier to learning English.

Do you know of any diagnostic assessments for assessing dyslexia in learners who have English as an additional language? I am hoping to use my finding in a conference paper, as well as helping my learner.

Any information on dyslexia and learners with EAL would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


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Re: Diagnosing dyslexia in a learner with EAL

Unread postby Lucy » 07 Nov 2010, 22:25

Hello Kathryn,

You could take a look at www.eltwell.co.uk. Ann Margaret Smith (founder of the site) is an expert in the field. You should be able to find something there.

All the best; it sounds like a really interesting area to research.


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