Searching Indirectly for Dyslexics in an L2 Reading Class
Kurt Ackermann, Hokusei Gakuen University Junior College, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Although there is a rather large body of literature advising how to teach dyslexic learners, the general assumption is that we know which of our learners are dyslexic. It is important to consider what happens if we not only do not know who is dyslexic, but actually have no idea who amongst our learners may possibly be dyslexic. With experience it should be possible to develop a knack for identifying those who might be. However, there may not always be enough time to do so, especially if our time with them is short, but we still want to make an effort to support them. The author endeavoured to formulate a basic online test - to be administered early in the extensive reading (ER) course - that might provide clues as to which students may be presenting traits of dyslexia in their L2.
Ackermann, K. (2018). Searching Indirectly for Dyslexics in an L2 Reading Class. In T. Bastiaens, J. Van Braak, M. Brown, L. Cantoni, M. Castro, R. Christensen, G. Davidson-Shivers, K. DePryck, M. Ebner, M. Fominykh, C. Fulford, S. Hatzipanagos, G. Knezek, K. Kreijns, G. Marks, E. Sointu, E. Korsgaard Sorensen, J. Viteli, J. Voogt, P. Weber, E. Weippl & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1325-1326). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 17, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/184347/.
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