Assessing multilingual people IS different.
There are many variables we need to take into account when deciding if one of our multilingual learners has dyslexia, or another SpLD. In this video, I discuss some of the differences between our monolingual and our multilingual learners. Watch the video here.
To assess or not to assess?
A formal cognitive assessment (possibly identifying dyslexia or another SpLD) may seem a bit scary – I mean, who wants to be labelled?! But finding out more about ourselves, and the way we work, is always a positive step forward.
SpLD myth #3: ‘New to English’ learners can’t be assessed for dyslexia.
Have you ever been so concerned about a learner’s progress, that you wondered if they may have a specific learning difference, like dyslexia? Were you told their English wasn’t good enough to assess them? Read more.
Assessing for strategies
Assessment of cognitive function can often reveal innovative coping strategies that students are already using, showing us how we can support them best.