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  Course Details
Multilingualism for the Dyslexic Primary Learner
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 1 Minutes: 30
  Event Address

  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 257808
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 09/06/2022 - 09/06/2023
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 45.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15960-090622-OL
   Audience Restriction
£45 for members, non~members £53
   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.
   Course Detail

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.

   CPD Themes
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • 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.
   Learning Outcomes
  • Greater understanding of what multilingualism means in terms of the impact of one language on another.
  • How to recognise characteristics of dyslexia in a child from a multilingual background in the classroom
  • Explored the impact of Multilingualism on the use of diagnostic assessment tools which have been standardised on English speaking populations.