ESL + Specific Reading Disability: Diagnosis and Intervention
Specific reading disability is difficult to diagnose when it is an isolated problem, but becomes even more difficult if it is masked or complicated by other factors such as ADHD or, in this case, ESL. Specific reading disability is just as prevalent in non-English speaking populations as it is in English only populations (Wade-Woolley & Siegel, 1997). It is therefore just as likely for a child who is an ESL speaker to have a specific reading disability and it is imperative that this is considered when ESL children show signs of reading difficulty. This paper provides an example of just such a child. The process of diagnosis and successful intervention is reported.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||ESL, reading disability, diagnosis, intervention|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 Australian Association of Special Education|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2005|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:26|
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