Multilingualism for the Dyslexic Primary Learner - Aug 2023 to Aug 2024

Multilingualism for the Dyslexic Primary Learner - Aug 2023 to Aug 2024

Overview

  • Date(s)
    24 Aug 2023 - 24 Aug 2024
  • Cost
    £47.00
  • Provider
    Patoss
  • Delivery type
    Distance
  • Course level
    Advanced
  • Course summary

    This course is designed for teachers and other professionals to explore the effect of multilingualism on the assessment and screening of primary dyslexic learners.

  • CPD credit hours
    1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Course themes
    Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory, SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Audience
    Assessors, Support, Assessment centres, Training institutions
  • SASC Code
    SASC-20230824-58

Description

The phonology-reading connection in multilingual children and the impact of having originally learned languages in different orthographies will be examined.

This course is designed for teachers and other professionals to explore the effect of multilingualism on the assessment and screening of dyslexic learners.

There are more than a million children aged 5 – 18 years old in UK schools who speak in excess of 360 languages between them. Based on international research we know that at least 3% of these students will be dyslexic both in their first language and English. A phonological processing deficit seems to be continuous across languages. However, the structure of the student's first language can create a subtle difference which makes both the assessment and teaching of the learner's profile problematic.

Cline and Shamsi (2000), identified that EAL learners especially with dyslexia are more likely to have difficulties with vocabulary development due to their dyslexia and EAL language background.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain greater understanding of what multilingualism means in terms of the impact of one language on another.
  • Know how to recognise characteristics of dyslexia in a child from a multilingual background in the classroom
  • Explore the impact of multilingualism on the use of diagnostic assessment tools which have been standardised on English speaking populations.

Course prerequisites

EAL Teachers, Classroom Teachers, SENCO’s, specialist teachers/ assessors and other professionals working with multilingual dyslexic and EAL pupils in primary education.

A specialist qualification is not essential for this course. However, the course is very useful for specialist assessors as it enables them to enhance their assessment approach towards EAL primary Learners and to make effective recommendations when writing a report.