Forum Post 16

Identifying hidden dyslexia in students by Moira Thomson - Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 02:04 PM

 
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Identifying hidden dyslexia in students by Moira Thomson - Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 02:04 PM
by Alasdair Andrew - Saturday, 26 January 2013, 5:33 PM
 

Often, college staff remain unaware of students who have dyslexia unless they identify themselves directly.

As tutors become more aware of the likely impact of dyslexia on learning, they may begin to see students whose learning style and behaviour shows characteristics of dyslexia.

It is possible that these students have not disclosed/declared dyslexia because they do not know that this might be the problem. 

How should this situation be handled by the tutor in the best interests of the student?

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Re: Identifying hidden dyslexia in students by Moira Thomson - Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 02:04 PM
by Alasdair Andrew - Saturday, 26 January 2013, 5:39 PM
 
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Re: Identifying 'hidden dyslexia' in students
by Caroline Sweeney - Wednesday, 29 February 2012, 09:25 PM
 
We have a process whereby teachers refer any student who they have concerns over regarding literacy, organisation or handwriting to the ALS department for further assessment / investigation. This results in approx 60 students per year being diagnosed as having an SpLD post 16. Often this diagnosis is not a surprise to the student or their family but a welcome relief that thye can now access support and have an explaination for their difficulties.