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Friday, March 11 • 11:15 - 12:00
Bilingualism and Dyslexia: an Interactive Welsh Perspective FULL

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Bilingualism and Dyslexia: an interactive WelshperspectiveRhiannon Packer, Trystan Williams, Claire JonesUniversity of South WalesRhiannon.packer@decymru.ac.ukAppropriate and comprehensive support forWelsh speaking pupils with dyslexia is an areaof need in Wales. USW has developed theALSA course in Welsh to be delivered mainly viawebinars and discussion forums. The workshopwill outline the experiences surrounding deliveryand identification of specific need in developinga course pertinent to a varied bilingual workforce.This innovative method of delivery aims to raiseawareness of bilingualism (in this case Welshand English) and dyslexia requires considerationby teachers, head teachers and practitioners inthe fieldIt is important to provide appropriate andrelevant training for all practitioners ineducation. 1 in 6 pupils in Britain are bilingualand therefore courses providing support forbilingual pupils with SpLD are necessary andfeasible. It is vital that SpLDs are not consideredfrom an English only perspective. 


Friday March 11, 2016 11:15 - 12:00 GMT
Breakout Room 5