Programme

Factors to consider during the process of learning to read

Dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome

Friday 30 October, 12:00 (40 minutes)

Ms Maria del Carmen Serrano, dyslexia intervention specialist, Galena Park, ISD

This presentation considers the relevance of typography in developing optimal legibility and readability in the implementation of remedial reading programs bespoke for students with dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome. Addresses difficulties and inconsistencies implied in the reading process that were found based on testing data batteries applied to students in the process of second language acquisition: ESL and bilingual learners (English and Spanish) as well as native English speakers with dyslexia, Irlen Syndrome or both. Dyslexic readers rely on recalling the visual shape due to poor phonological awareness. Activation in a left hemisphere neural network, essential for reading, occurs during the use of these programs.