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Special Education Needs

All teachers and especially language teachers deal with learning difficulties every day in our multi-competent classrooms. The word ‘dyslexia’ comes from the Greek language and means ‘difficulty with words’. It is a lifelong, usually genetic, inherited condition and affects around 10% of the population.

The 3 Principles to Supporting Special Educational Needs Students

  Research in the field of special educational needs and inclusion has equipped the educational community with evidence-based practices and ideas to support classroom diversity. How come that students’ progress remains sluggish, and why do teachers often report feeling depleted? Supporting special educational needs students can be a daunting and...

Teaching Dyslexic Learners Online

  Technology is a gift for students with dyslexia, provided that it is used properly. This is because most dyslexic learners are visual learners and computer materials are designed to be accessed through our visual communication channel. Besides, some students find it easier to maintain higher focus when they work on a computer, as they direct their...

Mind mapping and dyslexia: The current trend of graphic organizers for effective English language teaching

      The common saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” gives prominence to the idea that an image is more powerful when engraved on our mind than a multitude of words. Visual representations of ideas can function as an instructional strategy in the EFL classroom and students with dyslexia who face problems with short term memory, concentration...

Dyslexia in the English classroom: What are the most striking signs and what useful tips can teachers use?

  Learning difficulties is a term that has invaded our lives and our L2 classrooms to a great extent since over the last years we encounter such cases daily. Are learning difficulties highly affecting our teaching efforts and what learning problems and restrictions do they cause to our students? by Olga Paparseni / MA in English Language Teaching All...

Dyslexia in the English classroom: What are the most striking signs and what useful tips can teachers use?

    Learning difficulties is a term that has invaded our lives and our L2 classrooms to a great extent since over the last years we encounter such cases daily. Are learning difficulties highly affecting our teaching efforts and what learning problems and restrictions do they cause to our students?   by Olga Paparseni / MA in English Language...