Teaching dyslexic students in multilingual settings

International School of Geneva – Monday, 21 May, 2001

This specialist study day will focus on the needs of dyslexic students in multilingual schools. Such students may or may not have been recognised as dyslexic. Some students may be multilingual by virtue of their home background, while some may be monolingual but are currently in a multilingual educational setting (such as an international school). These students have different learning needs and present different support problems for teachers.

As well as lectures and discussions, the day will involve practical work examining methods and materials for assessment and teaching, as well as case studies.

This day is part of the ECIS Schools Special Needs Weekend at the International School of Geneva, from 18-21 May, 2001.


Dr Chris Singleton

Session 1. Understanding dyslexia and its impact in a multilingual educational setting – Nature and causes of dyslexia / The impact of dyslexia on learning / Types of multilingualism / Impact of multilingualism on learning / Literacy development of multilingual children / Effects of multilingualism on dyslexia

Session 2.
Identifying students with dyslexia – How dyslexia is identified / Assessment of the language and literacy skills of multilingual children / Assessing cognitive deficits of multilingual children / Screening tests for dyslexia / Computerised assessment / Case studies

Session 3.
Classroom strategies for supporting dyslexic students in multilingual educational settings – Methods of teaching dyslexic students / Special approaches in the multilingual educational environment / Creating individual learning plans / Computer-based support strategies / Whole-school approaches to support / Special arrangements in examinations

Session 4.
Helping dyslexic students to develop independent learning skills – Learning styles and individual differences / Techniques for developing skills in memory, organization and studying / Independence via technology / Revision and examination techniques

Session 5.
Plenary Review of the day, with questions

BOOKING INFORMATION (OnLine Booking Available)

The training day runs from 0930 to 1700 with registration from 0815 to 0925. An informal buffet lunch will be available, and a choice of refreshments will be offered throughout the day. The conference programme and joining instructions / map will be supplied to each applicant.

The inclusive cost for the conference is £120 (approx. SFr300, US$180) per delegate (please note that some concessions are available for full-time unwaged students, previous IPS course delegates, group bookings and delegates booking more than one IPS conference / training day in the academic year. If you are unable to pre-pay, and ask us to invoice your institution, local council / education authority, NHS Trust etc. we will need your completed booking form and an official purchase order or capitation order quoting the full course price together with details (direct phone number etc.) of the person responsible for arranging payment. We also accept Visa / Access / American Express credit cards plus Delta, Switch and Electron.

Please use a separate booking form for each person attending – (OnLine Booking available). Cancellations will be accepted until 10 days prior to the course subject to a 50% cancellation fee, both on pre-paid and invoiced course fees. After this date we will be unable to refund course fees, either paid or due, but substitutions of delegates will be accepted on condition that IPS receives full written notice of cancellation and new delegates’ names before the course date. If you let us know of any special requirements i.e. wheelchair access, hearing aid remote microphones, special dietary requests etc. as soon as possible before the conference date, we will do our best to help.

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