Collaborative Practices EAL Services and Specialist Services: 

Supporting EAL and other additional support needs 

Friday 10th November 2017 


EAL and Dyslexia

Presentation from Glasgow City Council Dyslexia Support Service.  Click link above to view (PowerPoint file).

This session aims to highlight the additional issues that may impact on learning and teaching for EAL learners who may have dyslexia. Issues covered will include information about some potential barriers along with practical strategies to support.


Autistic Spectrum Disorders and EAL

Presentation from Glasgow City Council EAL Service.  Click link above to view (PDF file).

This workshop aims to provide an overview and information on how EAL Teachers in Glasgow have been working with children with EAL and ASD. At this session we will share the strategies used and demonstrate resources that have been developed. In particular we will look at practical strategies with parents and SfLW staff.


Wellbeing for Pupils with English as an additional Language

Professor Marjorie Harper from Aberdeen University will present research on:  “Strangers in a Strange Land? Scottish Perspectives on Health and Education in Immigrant Communities” 

  • Carrie Yavuz, Area Principal Educational Psychologist, will present the Highland Council ‘Welcome Pack’, a research based information pack which examines processes and good practice involved in emotionally literate transitions. She will put this in the context of working in settling refugee pupils and families in schools and the community.

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  • Edinburgh Council will present an initiative they used for working with young people with EAL who were experiencing attendance issues.
  • Risk and Resilience-Assessing the Wellbeing of New Arrivals, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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  • Barry Syme, Principal Educational Psychologist from Glasgow City Council will look at some of the issues facing Asylum Seekers and Refugees as they come into Scotland. This will include  the demographic data and some common myths about them.  He will then discuss how the National Practice Model can be used incorporating the My World Triangle and the Risk / Resilience matrix. Using a case study he will look at how he can identify risks and promote resilience in children and young people. The presentation will conclude with a short discussion around what we mean by mental health and the important role played by Education Services.

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