Multilingualism, Literacy And Dyslexia

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This timely book provides: current and informative guidance for practitioners involved in areas of literacy, multilingualism and dyslexia, invaluable advice on assessment and support for bilingual learners and those needing to acquire a modern foreign language, an essential text for staff development in this area, reference to innovative approaches in technology and other teaching programs beneficial to multilingual learners, advice on learning additional languages.
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Overview

This timely book provides: current and informative guidance for practitioners involved in areas of literacy, multilingualism and dyslexia, invaluable advice on assessment and support for bilingual learners and those needing to acquire a modern foreign language, an essential text for staff development in this area, reference to innovative approaches in technology and other teaching programs beneficial to multilingual learners, advice on learning additional languages.
With contributions from international practitioners and researchers, this book will provide guidance to anyone involved in literacy development, language learning and teaching

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853466960
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
The Editors
Notes on the Contributors
1 Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia: A Challenge for Educators 1
2 Dyslexia Diagnosis in Different Languages 12
3 Assessing Varieties of Literacy and English 22
4 Bilingualism and Literacy Assessment 30
5 Bilingual Children's Profiles on Dyslexia Screening Measures 36
6 Literacy Development in Emergent Bilingual Children 45
7 Dyslexia and Bilingualism - Implications for Assessment, Teaching and Learning 52
8 The Effects of Literacy Hour and Phonics Teaching on Poor Readers' Phonological and Literacy Skills: Case Studies of Children with English as an Additional Language 61
9 Text Genre, Miscue Analysis, Bilingualism and Dyslexia: Teaching Strategies with Junior School Pupils 70
10 Shared Writing in the Support of Dyslexic Children from Different Cultural Backgrounds 80
11 Children's Spelling Errors in Welsh and English Writing 85
12 Multilingualism and Literacy in Sweden - Multiple Sources of Reading Difficulty 94
13 Using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to Support Bilingual Dyslexic Learners 102
14 The Literacy Acquisition of Black and Asian 'English-as-Additional Language' (EAL) Learners: Anti-Racist Assessment and Intervention Challenges 111
15 Maori Culture and Literacy Learning: Bicultural Approaches 120
16 Bilingualism or Dyslexia - Language Difference or Language Disorder? 129
17 Special Education or Second Language Training: What do Bilingual Children Need? 138
18 Rethinking Teacher Training Programmes for Linguistically Diverse Students with Dyslexia 144
19 Diagnosing Multilingual Adults 153
20 Dyslexia Support in a Multilingual University Environment 163
21 Difficulties of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for Students with Language-Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia) 182
22 Identifying and Helping Learning-Disabled English as a Second Language (ESL) Students in a College Intensive English Programme 192
23 The Neuropsychology of Modern Foreign Language Learning 203
24 Teaching Modern Foreign Language to Dyslexic Learners: A Scottish Perspective 211
25 The Language Puzzle: Connecting the Study of Linguistics with a Multisensory Language Instructional Programme in Foreign Language Learning 218
26 Dyslexia and Modern Foreign Language Learning - Strategies for Success 229
27 Structured Multisensory Teaching for Second Language Learning in Israel 235
28 Application of the GAME Approach to Dyslexic Learners in Israel 243
29 Dyslexia - Does it Mean Anything to a Foreign Language Teacher? 248
30 Using the Internet as a Multimedia Method of Teaching a Modern Foreign Language to People with Dyslexia 257
References 264
Index 288
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