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Professor John Everatt

School of Teacher Education

Fields of Research

  • Literacy ability
  • Learning disability

Researcher Summary

Interested in cognitive and linguistic aspects of literacy learning and learning disabilities.

Subject Area: Disciplines


Research Projects


Research Groups


Future Research

  • Literacy acquisition in different languages

Key Methodologies

  • Quantitative methods
  • Experimental methods

Affiliations


Publications


  • Everatt, J., Elbeheri, G. and Brooks, P. (2014) Dyscalculia: Research and practice on identification and intervention across languages. In A.J. Holliman (Ed.), The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology: 317-326. Abingdon: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415675604/. (Chapters in Books)
  • Everatt, J. and McNeill, B.C. (2014) Practical implications from research into dyspraxia. In A.J. Holliman (Ed.), The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology: 307-316. Abingdon: Routledge. (Chapters in Books)
  • Everatt, J., Reid, G. and Elbeheri, G. (2013) Assessment approaches for multilingual learners with dyslexia. In D. Martin (Ed.), Researching Dyslexia in Multilingual Settings: Diverse Perspectives: 18-35. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. (Chapters in Books)
  • Everatt, J., Sadeghi, A., Grech, L., Elshikh, M., Abdel-Sabour, S., Al-Menaye, N., McNeill, B. and Elbeheri, G. (2013) Assessment of literacy difficulties in second language and bilingual learners. In G. Spanoudis and D. Tsagari (Ed.), Assessing L2 Students with Learning and Other Disabilities (Linguistics): 27-43. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (Chapters in Books)
  • Khan, T.A., Rahaman, M.M., Hornby, G., Sutherland, D., Everatt, J. and Greenwood, J. (2013) Inclusive Education at Secondary Level in Bangladesh: Challenges and Recommendations. In J. Greenwood, J. Everatt, A.H. Kabir and S. Alam (Ed.), Research and educational change in Bangladesh: 245-261. Dhaka: University of Dhaka Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Sadeghi, A., McNeill, B.C. and Everatt, J. (2013) Influence of L1 background on early English literacy learning. Provo, UT, USA: 32nd Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), 31 Oct-2 Nov 2013. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • McNeill, B.C. and Everatt, J. (2013) Meta-linguistic predictors of word-level literacy skills in monolingual and language minority learners. Speech, Language and Hearing 16(2): 92-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/2050571X13Z.00000000012. (Journal Articles)
  • Almutairi, A., Everatt, J., Fox-Turnbull, W. and Snape, P. (2013) Perceptions of Technology Education in the Saudi primary curricula (Tertiary students and Primary Science Teachers). Christchurch, New Zealand: PATT 27 - Technology Education for the Future: A Play on Sustainability, 2-6 Dec 2013. In PATT 27 - Technology Education for the Future: A Play on Sustainability 11-18. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Greenwood, J., Everatt, J., Kabir, A. and Alam, S. (Ed.) (2013) Research and Educational Change in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Dhaka University Press. 265pp+xiv. (Edited Books)
  • Al-Manabri, M., Al-Sharhan, A., Elbeheri, G., Jasem, I.M. and Everatt, J. (2013) Supporting teachers in inclusive practices: Collaboration between special and mainstream schools in Kuwait. Preventing School Failure 57(3): 130-134. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1045988X.2013.794325. (Journal Articles)
  • Shamsuzzaman, M. and Everatt, J. (2013) Teaching writing in English at tertiary level in Bangladesh: Deconstructing error and reconstructing pedagogy. In J. Greenwood, J. Everatt, A.H. Kabir and S. Alam (Ed.), Research and educational change in Bangladesh: 69-83. Dhaka: University of Dhaka. (Chapters in Books)
  • Greenwood, J. and Everatt, J. (Ed.) (2012) Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices 6(2). Special Issue: Research and Educational Change in Bangladesh. Oulu: University of Oulu. 128pp. http://www.criticalliteracyjournal.org/. (Edited Books)
  • Mortimore, T., Hansen, L., Hutchings, M., Northcote, A., Fernando, J., Horobin, L., Saunders, K. and Everatt, J. (2012) Dyslexia and multilingualism: Identifiying and supporting bilingual learners who might be at risk of developing SpLD/dyslexia. British Dyslexia Association and the Lottery Fund. (Reports for External Bodies)
  • Everatt, J. and Horobin, L. (Ed.) (2012) Dyslexia, Languages and Multilingualism. Bracknell: British Dyslexia Association. 128pp. (Edited Books)
  • Greenwood, J. and Everatt, J. (2012) Editor's Preface. Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices 6(2): 1. Editorial. (Other)
  • Abu Al-Diyar, M., Elbeheri, G., Taibah, N., Mahfoudhi, A. and Everatt, J. (2012) Phonological Processing and Reading and Writing Disorders (in Arabic). Kuwait: Centre for Child Evaluation & Teaching. 112pp. (Authored Books)
  • Fidler, R. and Everatt, J. (2012) Reading comprehension in adult students with dyslexia: Areas of weakness and strategies for support. In N. Brunswick (Ed.), Supporting dyslexic adults in higher education and the workplace: 91-100. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapters in Books)
  • Sadeghi, A., Everatt, J. and McNeill, B.C. (2012) Reading comprehension in Persian: Predictors of individual differences and comparisons with English. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: International Reading Comprehension Symposium, 4-5 Oct 2012. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Sadeghi, A., Everatt, J. and McNeill, B.C. (2012) Reading comprehension in Persian-English bilinguals: Support for learning. Mons, Belgium: 17th European Conference on Reading Literacy and Diversity, 31 Jul-3 Aug 2011. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Wong, A., Everatt, J. and McNeill, B.C. (2012) Second language writing in the ESL classroom. Dunedin, New Zealand: First National Postgraduate Colloquium, Aug 2012. In Bracing Malaysia for a complicated world: A compilation of research by Malaysian postgraduates in New Zealand 65-81. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Mahfoudhi, A., Elbeheri, G., Abu Al-Diyar, M. and Everatt, J. (2012) Standardized Test of Orthographic Processing and Morphology Awareness for Children (in Arabic). Kuwait: Centre for Child Evaluation & Teaching. Authored Test. (Other)
  • Taibah, N., Elbeheri, G., Abu Al-Diyar, M., Everatt, J., Mahfoudhi, A. and Haynes, C. (2011) A Test of Phonological Processing for Children (in Arabic): Manual. Kuwait: Center for Child Evaluation and Teaching. 78pp. (Authored Books)
  • Leather, C. and Everatt, J. (2011) An exploration into the role of executive functioning in the success of dyslexic adults. Harrogate, UK: British Dyslexia Association (BDA) 8th International Conference, 2-4 Jun 2011. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Everatt, J., Al-Sharhan, A., Al-Azmi, Y., Al-Menaye, N. and Elbeheri, G. (2011) Behavioural/attentional problems and literacy learning difficulties in children from non-English language/cultural backgrounds. Support for Learning 26(3): 127-133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9604.2011.01491.x. (Journal Articles)
  • Leather, C., Hogh, H., Seiss, E. and Everatt, J. (2011) Cognitive Functioning and Work Success in Adults with Dyslexia. Dyslexia 17(4): 327-338. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dys.441. (Journal Articles)
  • Hansen, L., Mortimore, T., Northcote, A. and Everatt, J. (2011) Dyslexia and Multilingualism: Can a teacher-administered accessible screener identify bilingual children at risk of dyslexia? Harrogate, UK: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2011 (BERA), 6-8 Sep 2011. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Mortimore, T., Northcote, A., Hutchings, M., Hansen, L., Ansell, C. and Everatt, J. (2011) Dyslexia and multilingualism: Identification and intervention. Harrogate, UK: British Dyslexia Association (BDA) 8th International Conference, 2-4 Jun 2011. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Mortimore, T., Hutchings, M., Ansell, C., Northcote, A., Hansen, L. and Everatt, J. (2011) Dyslexia and multilingualism: Reflections on a mixed methodology. Harrogate, UK: British Dyslexia Association (BDA) 8th International Conference, 2-4 Jun 2011. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Everatt, J. (2011) Dyslexia in adult students with English as an additional language. Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education 3(1): 5-17. (Journal Articles)
  • Elbeheri, E. and Everatt, J. (2011) Dyslexia support in higher education in the Arab world. Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education 3(1): 43-49. (Journal Articles)
  • Elbeheri, G., Everatt, J., Mahfoudhi, A., Al-Diyar, M.A. and Taibah, N. (2011) Orthographic processing and reading comprehension among Arabic speaking mainstream and LD children. Dyslexia 17(2): 123-142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dys.430. (Journal Articles)
  • Wong, A., Everatt, J. and McNeill, B. (2011) Predictors of second language writing quality. National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan: 2011 International Conference on EFL Education Tradition and Innovation, May 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Hornby, G. and Everatt, J. (Ed.) (2011) Support for Learning 26(3), Special Issue: Special Educational Needs and Inclusion: Perspectives from New Zealand. Chichester: Wiley. 53pp. (Edited Books)
  • Almutairi, A., Everatt, J., Davis, N. and Snape, P. (2011) Technology Education in primary schools of New Zealand and Saudi Arabia: A comparative study. Dunedin, New Zealand: Biennial Conference of Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ 2011), 26-28 Jul 2011. In Proceedings of Technology Education Eighth Biennial Conference http://www.tenz.org.nz/2011/proceedings.cfm. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Everatt, J., Grech, L. and Firman, C. (2011) Word-level and text-level reading in Maltese: underlying phonological and linguistic predictors. Harrogate, UK: British Dyslexia Association (BDA) 8th International Conference, 2-4 Jun 2011. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Everatt, J. and Fidler, R. (2010) Adults with Dyslexia - recent research. In C. Leather and D. McLoughlin (Ed.), Employment and Dyslexia Handbook 2010: 62-66. Bracknell: British Dyslexia Association. (Chapters in Books)
  • Elbeheri, G., Everatt, J. and Al-Sharhan, A. (2010) Dyslexia in Arabic: Identification & Intervention. Kuwait University: Invited symposium for the College for Women, Kuwait University, May 2010. (Oral Presentations)
  • Everatt, J., Elbeheri., G., Ocampo, D., Veii, K. and Al-Menaye, N. (2010) Dyslexia in different languages. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK: Language Learning and Dyslexia Symposium, 15 Feb 2008. In Language Learning and Dyslexia Symposium Proceedings 17-29. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Everatt, J. and Reid, G. (2010) Motivating children with dyslexia. In J. Fletcher, F. Parkhill and G. Gillon (Ed.), Motivating literacy learners in today's world: 67-78. Wellington: NZCER Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Everatt, J., Tehrani, L.G., Al-Menaye, N., McNeill, B., Elbeheri, G. and Sadeghi, A. (2010) Predictors of Reading Comprehension Across Languages. Auckland, New Zealand: 23rd World Congress on Reading, 12-15 Jul 2010. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Everatt, J. (2010) Profiles of children with learning disabilities. Kuwait: Invited public lecture at the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching, Apr 2010. (Oral Presentations)
  • Wong, A., Everatt, J. and McNeill, B. (2010) Second language writing process: How do ESL students write? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2010, 28 Nov-2 Dec 2010. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Sadeghi, A., Everatt, J., Tehrani, L.G., Al-Menaye, N., Elbeheri, G., Mahfoudhi, A. and McNeill, B. (2010) Text reading across languages: the influence of underlying cognitive-linguistic abilities. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: 3rd Educational Psychology Forum, 1-2 Nov 2010. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Mahfoudhi, A., Elbeheri, G., Al-Rashidi, M. and Everatt, J. (2010) The Role of Morphological Awareness in Reading Comprehension Among Typical and Learning Disabled Native Arabic Speakers. Journal of Learning Disabilities 43(6): 500-514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022219409355478. (Journal Articles)
  • Everatt, J. (2010) What is dyslexia? - Dyslexia theories - Dyslexia assessment. Christchurch, New Zealand: Invited all-day workshop given to Resource Teachers (Literacy) staff, May 2010. (Oral Presentations)
  • Taibah, N., Everatt, J., Elbeheri, G., Mahfoudi, A. and Abu Al-Diyra, M. (2010) Word decoding and reading comprehension in Arabic speaking children. Berlin, Germany: 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (2010 SSSR), 7-10 Jul 2010. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Elbeheri, G. and Everatt, J. (2009) Cross-Linguistic Research and Our Understanding of Dyslexia: The Case of Arabic. Perspectives on Language & Literacy 35(5): 41-42. (Journal Articles)
  • Elbeheri, G. and Everatt, J. (2009) Developing a computer-based Dyscalculia Screener to identify monolingual Arabic speaking individuals with dyscalculia in Kuwait. Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science. (Reports for External Bodies)
  • Elbeheri, G. and Everatt, J. (2009) Dyslexia and IQ: from research to practice. In G. Reid, G. Elbeheri, J. Everatt, J. Wearmouth and D. Knight (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia: 22-32. Abingdon: Routledge. (Chapters in Books)
  • Elbeheri, G., Everatt, J., Mahfoudhi, A. and Al-Diyar, M. (2009) Dyslexia: A guide for Arab researchers (written in Arabic). Kuwait: Centre for Child Evaluation & Teaching. 224pp. (Authored Books)
  • Everatt, J. and Reid, G. (2009) Dyslexia: An overview of recent research. In G. Reid, G. Elbeheri, J. Everatt, J. Wearmouth and D. Knight (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia: 3-21. Abingdon: Routledge. (Chapters in Books)
  • Everatt, J. (2009) Guest Editorial: Perspectives from around the world. Perspectives on Language and Literacy 35(1): 7. (Journal Articles)
  • Everatt, J. (2009) Perspectives from around the world. Perspectives on Language and Literacy 35(1): 7. Guest Editorial. (Other)
  • Brooks, P. and Everatt, J. (2009) Phonology, discrepancy, instruction and dyslexia: Adversaries or allies? In J.E. Larson (Ed.), Educational psychology: Cognition and learning, individual differences and motivation: 205-222. New York: Nova Science. (Chapters in Books)
  • Mahfoudhi, A., Elbeheri, G. and Everatt, J. (2009) Reading and dyslexia in Arabic. In G. Reid, G. Elbeheri, J. Everatt, J. Wearmouth and D. Knight (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia: 311-320. Abingdon: Routledge. (Chapters in Books)
  • Everatt, J. (2009) Research in adults with dyslexia. In I. Smythe (Ed.), Employment and Dyslexia Handbook 2009: 40-45. Bracknell: British Dyslexia Association. (Chapters in Books)
  • Gillon, G., Davis, N., Everatt, J., McNeill, B. and Moran, C. (2009) Supporting Adults with Dyslexia: A resource developed for the Tertiary Education Commission Adult Literacy Project. Tertiary Education Commission. (Reports for External Bodies)
  • Elbeheri, G., Everatt, J. and Al Malki, M. (2009) The incidence of dyslexia among young offenders in Kuwait. Dyslexia 15(2): 86-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dys.361. (Journal Articles)
  • Reid, G., Elbeheri, G., Everatt, J., Knight, D. and Wearmouth, J. (Ed.) (2009) The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia. Abingdon: Routledge. 362pp. (Edited Books)
  • Everatt, J. (2008) Mind your language. Dyslexia Contact 27: 24-25. (Journal Articles)
  • Elbeheri, G. and Everatt, J. (2007) Literacy ability and phonological processing skills amongst dyslexic and non-dyslexic speakers of Arabic. Reading and Writing 20(3): 273-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11145-006-9031-0. (Journal Articles)
  • Weeks, S., Everatt, J. and Brooks, P. (2006) amidyslexic?com: A new and innovative web-based dyslexia-screening tool for adults. Dyslexia Review (Spring 2006): 16-22. (Journal Articles)