Putting together the puzzle of our program
The main aim of our program is to give you the tools to become better teachers of students with learning difficulties
How does the program do this?
By providing the knowledge of the sources of learning difficulties
The ways they can be assessed
The teaching strategies that can assist the LD child reach his/her potential in EAL acquisition
Introduction to Learning Disabilities
gain insight into the nature of learning disabilities understand the learning disabled child understand the difficulties of acquisition of a FL for the child with learning disabilities Lesley 1
Implications in the classroom for foreign language learning:
2ADD ADHD and Executive Functioning Cognitive dysfunctions (working memory and information processing)and their effect on the different components of language acquisitionLesley
Language disordersTo refresh your memory of linguistic concepts To present normal development of L1 and L2To explain what can go wrong in the process and whyto explain difficulties that are specific to English Ofra
Foreign language acquisition in LD childrenTo discuss L1/l2 relationship
To focus specifically on difficulties in L2 literacy acquisition
To discuss the problems of the English orthography Ofra
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Assessment as a means for building an intervention EAL programTools for assessing components of the English language. Analyses of student performance on the various subtests.Provides a basis for designing intervention programs.Pre- - post- testing facilitates measuring intervention progress (Janina)
Strategies for Teaching Children with LDExplicit, Multisensory , Intervention Programme
Strategies to improve the reading and comprehension of the non reader.
Remember :Since literacy is not a virus it should be taught, not caught. (Center, 2005)Naomi
The Computer as a Tool for Remediation
Basic templates of LD computer gamesAnalyzing diagnostic data for designing gamesLD-friendly designing criteria
How to adjust the computer interface for LD students?
Practical Instruction:Putting Theory into Practice Stephanie Fuchs
Multisensory Differential Teaching (MDT) Teaching EAL to children with LD in different settings Putting theory into practice using knowledge from all courses Assessing, planning, creating materials Teaching, reflecting and supporting others
The Puzzle of our Program
Psycholinguistic and cognitive theoretical underpinnings
Technology as a means for implementationMediation between theory and practice