Multi-sensory teaching techniques in foreign language acquisition for students with specific learning disabilities and dyslexia

Teitelbaum, Gerta Tova (1997) Multi-sensory teaching techniques in foreign language acquisition for students with specific learning disabilities and dyslexia. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

This study shows how multisensory techniques, which have been used in other learning situations, have been used successfully in teaching English as a foreign language. This thesis discusses the problems faced by pupils with learning disabilities (L.D.) and why their difficulty in learning English as a foreign language is such a barrier to their progress in a world where English has become the global language. It also discusses the various methods used to teach a foreign language. A detailed description of the multisensory learning technique is given and its application to language acquisition, writing and spelling. A discussion of the history of reading is followed by chapter on reading instructions for learning disabled pupils. An outline of a remedial lesson is also given. In conclusion, a number of case histories are described in some detail to illustrate the problems faced by L.D. pupils and their struggle to overcome them successfully through use of multisensory teaching techniques.

Additional Information

Master of Arts

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17938
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Current > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Current > FOR Classification > 2003 Language Studies
Current > FOR Classification > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture
Keywords learning disability, dyslexia, language acquisition, pupils, education, English, foreign speakers
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