University of Edinburgh
 

Deaf Plus: Teaching Deaf Children who are Dyslexic

Thursday 3 May 2007

Content

Additional difficulties can have an unquantifiable impact on the learning processes of deaf children. Building on the success of the SSC “Deaf Plus: a look at the learning implications of additional difficulties” course of February 2006, Dr Gavin Reid of the University of Edinburgh discussed the additional difficulty of dyslexia and on the extra challenges that a child who is deaf and dyslexic may face. Representatives of Dyslexia Scotwest and The Dyslexic Institute also contributed to the day.

Presenters:

Dr Gavin Reid, Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Studies, University of Edinburgh and consultant to the Red Rose School for children with Specific Learning Difficulties
Dr Penny Roy, Educational Psychologist and Consultant at the Dyslexia Institute, London and Reader in Early Development at the Department of Language and Communication Science, City University, London
Dr Ros Herman, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Language and Communication Science, City University, London
Dr Diana Burman, Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford
Mary Dowell, Chartered Teacher of the Deaf, St Vincent’s School for the Deaf, Glasgow and Scottish Sensory Centre, Edinburgh

Programme

10.20 am Introduction. Mary Dowell