COD 2020 - PS238

ESSARP goes to school: Instituto Almirante Guillermo Brown: Dyslexia and Spelling - Regularities and Rules of English Spelling that Help

Teachers of English in primary and secondary school

1 sessions, start: 20-Feb

Course detail

Year: 2020
Level: Primary / Secondary
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: ESSARP - Deheza 3139, CABA
Facilitator/s: Maria Laura Scasso MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 1200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 1200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 20 February 2020 02:00 pm 05:00 pm


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.
Teachers of English in primary and secondary school
- Introduction to the Orton Gillingham method to teach English spelling native to students with dyslexia.
- Introduction to the SoftEnglish method to teach English spelling to non-native students with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
- Understand how to chunk words in English and how chunking helps with spelling.
- Introduce the most common patterns that need to be explicitly taught.
- English as an opaque language.
- English spelling patterns and how they can help with spelling.
- Explicit, structured, systematic multisensory teaching of English spelling.
- The Orton Gillingham method
- The SoftRead method.
- Spelling practice: what works and what doesn't work.
Powerpoint presentation. Participants will be asked to participate during the 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
Young SoftRead
Advanced SoftRead
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