Deaf Plus: Teaching Deaf Children who are Dyslexic
Thursday 3 May 2007
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.
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
10.20 am Introduction. Mary Dowell
- 10.30 am Dyslexia: Assessment, Teaching and Learning – Implications for Practice, Gavin Reid
- 11.40 am Reading and Deafness: Ros Herman, Penny Roy; Problems in the identification of dyslexia in deaf readers; Resource and research implications
- 2.30 pm Improving the Literacy of Deaf Children: Diana Burman; Methodology and focus on the writing profiles of deaf children who have been taught with the use of morphemes.
- 3.30 pm Summary, Feedback and Course evaluation