At Harvard University in the 1970’s, a clinical psychologst made a startling discovery. Intending on studying the emotional problems that caused students at one of the world’s elite universities to drop out of school to drop out, he found out instead that the most common reason students dropped out of their degree programs was that […]
Almost 1 out of every 10 students in public school classrooms are English Language Learners (ELLs). Because dyslexia is also common throughout the world (10-15%), some ELL students are dyslexic. For ELLs, identifying dyslexia can be a complicated process, sorting out the effects of language exposure, bilingualism (or multilingualism), and vocabulary in the 2nd language. […]
“…reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in foreign languages are all significantly affected by weaknesses in linguistic coding skills even when the native language has been been well-mastered…” – Elike Schneider and Margaret Crombie in Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning
Because of the significant challenges that dyslexic individuals face with the matching sounds and letters […]
Thanks to Luis and a native Spanish speaking colleague for translating our What is Dyslexia? Card for Teachers into Spanish! It’s available in our store HERE.
This card will be helpful for sharing with Spanish-speaking parents, Spanish-dominant bilingual students, and even native Spanish-speaking teachers. English Language Learners (ELLs) make up more than 14% of all public school […]