Dyslexia is a specific learning difference (SpLD) that is estimated to affect 5% – 10% of the population. It often co-occurs with othe SpLDs, such as dyspraxia or AD(H)D as well as autism. In almost any class there is likely to be someone who has a SpLD, who will therefore learn in a different way from the majority of the class. It is not always easy to identify which learners have a SpLD, although using the CAML suites of assessment materials will enable teachers to gain an insight into their learners’ cognitive profiles.
ELT well offers teachers the resources they need to work effectively with learners who have dyslexia and other specific learning differences (SpLDs). We are always happy to share further information including links to books and articles on SpLDs and language learning, and organisations that can provide further advice and guidance. Our tips and activities for inclusive language teaching are always in demand and frequently updated. Have a browse here and see what’s new.