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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Submitted by Ceci Quinteros on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:27


Excellent talk! I have found Ms. Farley's exposition concise and her advice practical. All teachers do need learn about our students' learning challenges and the correct methodology to assist them. Thank you very much!

Submitted by lizmary80 on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:47


Thank you for all the teaching tips and your insights. It will be very beneficial if there is a transcript of the talk as we can refer to it offline as the video cannot be downloaded.

Submitted by Umaru Garba on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 04:08


Thanks you. Sally Farley's seminar is highly informative. How do I download the video clip?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 08:22

In reply to by Umaru Garba


Hi Umaru Glad you found the seminar useful. It is not possible to download the videos from the site, but you can watch them online or embed them / send a link using the 'share' icon at the bottom. Thanks, Cath

Submitted by arabelle on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 11:54


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!




Submitted by jacqueline ang… on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 01:35


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.

Submitted by P.Fanlac on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 19:00


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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