Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Complementary resources to ‘Accessing Books - A Guide for Dyslexic Adults’
What are the contents of these resources?
Who are the resources aimed at?
Today I received a link to this video from Steven Mcleish. A spoken word artist who I felt wonderfully summed up some of the experiences Dyslexics go through and the power with which they can contribute.
I found it quite moving
have a listen.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
every child has their own preferences but often its difficult to know where to start looking:
this is a great list compiled by Bags of Books who have separated the books by age
they have compiled the more unusual books that kids are enjoying beyond the classic favourites we always think they will enjoy,
Friday, 4 September 2015
Friday, 21 August 2015
To download the guide, copy and paste the second url below into your browser. Once you have opened the document, click on the download icon in the border above the page. If the icon is not visible, hover the mouse in the border above the page and it will appear. To download an overview of the guide, do the same with the first url below:
Monday, 18 May 2015
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
A new course is available from Lancaster University. I have done a similar course before and they can be very useful to language teachers who have dyslexia in their classrooms.
This exciting new course is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four weeks entirely online. It is aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher trainers, educators and trainee teachers who are interested in how they can accommodate and cater for the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign/second language classrooms.
In this course, which is based on the award-winning materials of the Dystefl project (www.dystefl.eu), you can find out about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages. You can explore a variety of useful techniques, including recent computer-assisted tools that you can take into the classroom to help students with dyslexia in acquiring another language.
Lead educator Dr. Judit Kormos and well-known experts Anne Margaret Smith and Dr. Joanna Nijakowska give practical guidance and advice on enhancing the phonological awareness, vocabulary knowledge and reading skills of dyslexic language learners.
The materials and tasks in the course can be applied for various age groups of dyslexic students and for a variety of language learning contexts including the teaching of English as a foreign/second language and the teaching of modern foreign languages.
Enrolment is now open (https://www.futurelearn.com/register) and we are looking forward to welcoming you and your colleagues as one of our participants. Please feel free to distribute this course information to other interested colleagues, teachers, students and share it on social media and the word-wide web.