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

  • Shamsuzzaman, M., Everatt, J. and McNeill, B.C. (2014) An Investigation of the Relationship between Instructors' Backgrounds and the Teaching of Second Language Writing in Bangladesh. International Journal of Innovation in English Language Teaching and Research 3(1): 1-23. (Journal Articles)
  • 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)
  • Almutairi, A., Everatt, J., Snape, P. and Fox-Turnbull, W. (2014) Exploring the Relationship between Science and Technology. Australasian Journal of Technology Education (Journal Articles)
  • Sadeghi, A., Everatt, J. and McNeill, B.C. (2014) Factors related to reading comprehension weaknesses in Persian speaking primary school children. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences (in press) (Journal Articles)
  • 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)
  • Fidler, R., Purvis, C., McNeill, B.C. and Everatt, J. (2014) Strategies to support reading comprehension amongst adult students with literacy weaknesses - effectiveness across country contexts. Guildford, UK: British Dyslexia Association 9th International Conference (BDA), 27-29 Mar 2014. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Sadeghi, A., Everatt, J., McNeill, B.C. and Rezaei, A. (2014) Text processing in English-Persian bilingual children: A bilingual view on the Simple Model of Reading. Educational and Child Psychology 31(2): 45-56. (Journal Articles)
  • Purvis, C., McNeill, B.C., Everatt, J. and Sutherland, D. (2014) The effectiveness of building New Zealand student teachers' language structure knowledge within an Undergraduate Literacy Education Course. Wellington, New Zealand: 2014 New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association Annual Conference (NZSTA), 9-11 Apr 2014. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • 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)
  • Sadeghi, A., Everatt, J., Tehrani, L.G., McNeill, B., Elbeheri, G. and Al-Menaye, N. (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)