Aida Layachi

Creative Drama and Inclusion in Algerian Middle Schools

Supervisors: Dr Matthew Schuelka, Dr Maria Reraki and Professor Graeme Douglas


The learning disorders have become an area of debate for many psychologists and educators. The rationale behind this is that some differences in terms of learning lead to students experiencing problems (in school). The debate highlights the importance of creating a manageable process in education for all the students, regardless of their individual differences, their learning preferences, and their motivation. Thus, I’m interested in investigating the different strategies that can be used to help the inclusion of children with ADHD in learning English as a Foreign Language. 


Miss Aida Layachi is a PhD student at the university of Birmingham, department of Disability Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN). She graduated at the University of Badji Mokhtar, Annaba, and completed her Master’s degree of Language Sciences at the same university in Algeria. She received a certificate of completion of a PhD Pre-Sessional Programme from Canterbury Christ Church University in March 2018. She also served as an EFL teacher at an Algerian middle school.

Research interests

  • Inclusive Education
  • Education Policy
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Teaching Learners with disabilities
  • Educational Interventions
  • Teachers’ training
  • Arts in Education


  • Bachelor Degree (Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba, Algeria)
  • Masters Degree (Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba, Algeria)
  • Certificate of Completion of a PhD Pre-Sessional Programme (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)