Learning a second language for students with Dyslexia: the case of Italian students learning English as L2
Professor Paola Palladino, University of Pavia, Italy
Helen Wodehouse Lecture Theatre, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square
This talk will focus on reading and spelling skills in Italian children with dyslexia attempting to learn English as a second language. A recent Italian law allows school to exempt children with dyslexia from studying English as second language in order to avoid them further frustration and learning difficulties. However literature on this subject is sparse and controversial. Recent studies on this topic will be described. Results in terms of English as second language reading and spelling speed, accuracy, and type of errors will be presented and compared to both control group and low achieving children without dyslexia. Results will be discussed focusing both on theoretical research impact and on how they may affect education policies.
Professor Palladino will also be delivering the following seminars during her visit:
Long-term memory and updating Working memory and language - 21 June, 2pm, G1 7 Priory Road
Working memory and language - 28 June, 1pm, Senior Common Room School of Experimental Psychology, 12a Priory Road
During her stay in Bristol, Professor Palladino will be hosted by Professor Chris Jarrold, Experimental Psychology.