COD 2022 - D629

Webinar - Dyslexia and the Bilingual Brain

Heads, coordinators and teachers of English in primary and secondary school

1 sessions, start: 09-Feb

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Maria Laura Scasso MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 09 February 2022 10:00 am 11:30 am


Maria Laura Scasso

Staff and coaching teacher in charge of the Learning Center at St. John’s School in Pilar from 1999 up to September 2017. Academic Director of the online “Dislexia Sin Fronteras”, Spanish version of the Coursera MOOC: Supporting Children with Difficulties with Reading and Writing, University of London, Dyslexia International and the UCL Institute fo Education. Mentor of the same MOOC. Member of the D.E.A group: Red Argentina. Participated in support of the National Law for dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Lecturer at workshops and conferences about Dyslexia for teachers and families. Spanish/English Scientific and Literary Translator, INSP en Lenguas Vivas.
Heads, coordinators and teachers of English in primary and secondary school
-Inform about what happens in the brain when we learn more than one language and why this is relevant for students with dyslexia.
-Understand the importance of Coding/Decoding in both languages.
-Explain about the characteristics of dyslexia and how to best approach the teaching of a L2.
-Learn about the use of L1 to teach L2
Building a solid base of foundational skills for the learning of L2
The bilingual brain and its benefits
Characteristics of students with dyslexia and best practices
Use of L1 to help acquire L2
Interference of L1. Main difficulties.
Online powerpoint presentation
Philomena Ott, 1997, How to detect and manage dyslexia - A reference and resource manual. Heinemann.
Ronald D. Davis, 2010, The Gift of Dyslexia - Perigee
- Milne Duncan, 2005, Teaching the Brain to Read, Smartkids.
International Dyslexia Association: Dyslexia Assessment, what it is and how can it help
British Dyslexia Association: What are Specific Learning Difficulties.
Headstrong Nation: Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia & ADHD
Ana María Radrizzani Goñi 2016 - Hay Lugar para mí - Editorial Letra Viva
Headstrong Nation – Classroom accomodations.
Teaching in Bilingual and Multilingual Situations
MOOC: The Bilingual Brain
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