ESL + Specific Reading Disability: Diagnosis and Intervention

Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth & Murray, Susan (2002) ESL + Specific Reading Disability: Diagnosis and Intervention. Special Education Perspectives, 11(2).

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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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ID Code: 1939
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: ESL, reading disability, diagnosis, intervention
ISSN: 1038-6475
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 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:26

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