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Identifying and working with dyslexic students

Sally Farley debunks several myths about Dyslexia and shows how, through the right teaching strategies, dyslexic learners can become successful language learners. May 2012, Liverpool.

Sally Farley debunks several myths about Dyslexia and shows how, through the right teaching strategies, dyslexic learners can become successful language learners.   

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P.Fanlac

Thank you. This has been very enlightening. I teach English in the French education system at secondary school level and have occasionally perceived what I thought were "auditory difficulties" in some pupils who are learning English and who have been diagnosed as dyslexic. They seem to have real trouble "visualising" sounds, articulating them, and memorising them. I was perplexed, but I think I understand a bit more clearly now and am better armed, I hope, to help those children.I am simultaneously working with native-English-speaking adolescents in French schools who are also  dyslexic. They share some of the problems of their fellow French pupils, but their difficulties may be compounded by an emotional reason for rejecting their native language.It's very difficult to be the teacher and the psychologist!When I taught EFL in private language schools many years ago, I never came across this problem...I had also read that there are statistically fewer dyslexics in Italy than in England, simply because Italian is a phonetic language. Too bad English has such importance.I wonder how text-messaging and dyslexia and EFL work together???  

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jacqueline ange...

Thank you because of this presentation and research about dyslexic students.  I have a kid, he is ten years old and the doctor diagnostic him with the dyslexic of comprehension and dislexic of the expresion, and just now he fail seven subjects of content in the school so now I understand he needs to learn in a different way so I tried to apply the different strategies that Dr. Salley Farley talks about.Thank you very much.

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arabelle

I found you presentation very interesting and it actually confirms the needs for French students with dyslexia to find specialised teachers (at present in France, English teachers don't have the required skills and knowledge of the alternative methods).

Would you be able to recommend a school in England providing Summer courses for foreign language teen students with these special needs? 

Thank you in advance!