FAQs

General Questions

How is the term ‘Specific Learning Difference’ different from ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’?

Can a person be dyslexic in one language but not another?

My student’s spelling is awful – is she dyslexic?

 

Questions about identifying dyslexia and other SpLDs
(See the pages on Assessment for more information about this.)
Is it possible to identify dyslexia in students who do not speak English, or do not speak it well?

 

Is it true we have to wait 2 years before we can assess our EAL learners for specific learning differences?

 

Questions about teacher education.
(See the pages on Teacher Education for more information about this.)
Are there any training courses for English teachers who want to know more about dyslexia?

 

Questions about adult learners.
(Visit the pages for Learners for more information about this.)
Can adults with dyslexia still learn English?

How can I decide if my ESOL student has dyslexia?

 

Questions about research.
(Keep an eye on the Research pages for more information about this.)
What research is being done into dyslexia and language learning?