Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences

A Concise Guide for Teachers and Parents

Author: Gavin Reid,Jennie Guise

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784509116

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Filling a hole in the market for an informative and user-friendly guide to the topic, this is a go-to guide for any parent or teacher. Positive, empowering and written to suit an international audience, this guide is essential reading for education professionals and parents of children with dyslexia and other learning differences. It includes practical strategies, useful websites and resources, as well as ways of recognising early on that your child or pupil has dyslexia. The authors, experienced dyslexia and learning differences consultants, highlight the importance of effective and positive communication between home and school, as well as with the child. Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences is the perfect pocket guide for busy professionals and parents, who will be able to read it one sitting or alternatively dip in and out of it as they please.
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Dyslexia and Inclusion

Classroom Approaches for Assessment, Teaching and Learning

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415607582

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 118

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Now fully updated, Dyslexia and Inclusion aims to equip all teachers with the necessary knowledge of dyslexia in order to for it to be effectively understood and dealt with in the classroom. The book is based around Reid's five signposts for successful inclusion - acknowledging differences, recognizing strengths, understanding what is meant by inclusion, planning for practice, and ensuring that the task outcomes are attainable. In identifying the key issues of inclusive practice, the book details current research whilst also providing support to meet the practical needs of the classroom teacher. This highly practical, topical and accessible text includes chapters on: effective learning curriculum access and differentiation whole school approaches specific approaches in reading, spelling, writing and numeracy. By understanding the crucial aspects of dyslexia, teachers can be pro-active and anticipate the type of difficulties they may encounter. This book will be beneficial to all teachers looking to support their students with dyslexia and help them to fulfil their potential in school and in the wider community.
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Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities

New Views on Measurement Issues

Author: G. Reid Lyon

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781557661388

Category: Psychology

Page: 650

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Researchers and educators are well aware of the pressing need for guidelines in measuring learning disabilities and of the difficulty in finding a resource that offers in-depth analysis of assessment issues. Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities provides a comprehensive discussion of up-to-date research and progressive measurement strategies. Unique because of its broad scope, this essential reference examines assessment tools as they relate to a wide range of learning disabilities, including disabilities that affect attention, executive function, linguistics and reading, mathematics, written language expression, spelling, social competence, and cognitive abilities. It also establishes a framework for systematic measurement by identifying five decision points that enable the evaluator to focus on the learning areas that are most crucial, and most difficult, for the student to master. This groundbreaking work, compiled by recognized experts, challenges the traditional definition of learning disabilities and explores new approaches to measuring a child's progress reliably. It enables professionals to evaluate measurement tools and strategies, to develop criteria for choosing and evaluating core test batteries, and to assess the efficacy of improving existing tools versus developing new ones. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and students in special education, psychology, neurology, and pediatrics can turn to this resource for an authoritative examination of the issues surrounding the assessment of learning disabilities and for state-of-the-art measurement techniques.
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Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia

Breaking down barriers for educators

Author: Lindsay Peer,Gavin Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317482964

Category: Education

Page: 252

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This fully revised new edition provides advice on the identification, assessment and support of bilingual learners and assists practitioners in identifying the difference between literacy difficulties due to bilingualism or multilingualism and dyslexia. An essential text for staff development, it includes innovative approaches in technology and teaching programmes beneficial to multilingual learners and advice on learning additional languages. With contributions from experts from across the globe, this book will provide guidance on key themes, including: the assessment of multilingual learners the impact of dyslexia on bilingualism the literacy challenges facing learners from Indigenous cultures the role of the SENCO in identifying children with English as an additional language and Dyslexia the emotional needs of learners with bi/multilingualism and Dyslexia This book will provide guidance to anyone involved in literacy development and language learning. With the increase in international schools around the globe and the ever growing desire for parents to ensure that their children become proficient in English, this book will appeal to teachers, teaching assistants, specialists, and all other practitioners who work with bi/multilingual children.
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Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

Author: Cynthia A. Riccio,Jeremy R. Sullivan,Morris J. Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470570333

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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A compelling and compassionate case study approach to a broad range of neuropsychological disorders Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Childhood and Adolescent Disorders focuses on the neuropsychological assessment and evidence-based practices available for assessing and treating children living with the etiological and neurological components of various disorders. Each chapter provides one or more case studies along with helpful background information, assessment results, and recommendations based on assessment data. Bridging science and practice, the book reviews the scientific literature, research on clinical implications, and evidence-based treatment of such disorders as: Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Specific Language Impairment/Dysphasia Autism Spectrum Disorders Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Tourette Syndrome Traumatic Brain Injury Childhood Cancer Epilepsy Cerebrovascular Disease Low Birth Weight Environmental Toxin Exposure Neurotoxins, Pregnancy, and Subsequent Disorders Chromosomal Anomalies Neurocutaneous Disorders Metabolic Disorders Each case study complements the content of each chapter by illustrating how the assessment process can inform intervention efforts for children. In addition, the cases humanize the effects of various disorders and demonstrate the usefulness of neuropsychological information in treatment and intervention planning, especially within children's educational and social contexts.
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The Psychology of Dyslexia

A Handbook for Teachers with Case Studies

Author: Michael Thomson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047074197X

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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The Psychology of Dyslexia: A Handbook for Teachers Second Edition is a superb introduction to the psychology of dyslexia for teachers. New edition of a popular title that introduces the psychology of dyslexia - the most widely diagnosed special need in education - to teachers, teaching assistants and SENCOs Introductory topics include the description and definition of dyslexia, classroom observations, the history of the concept and the current relationship of SEN policy to practice In-depth coverage includes psychometrics, assessment of dyslexia, neuro-psychology, cognitive psychology, phonological development, models of reading and spelling and new research findings Package includes a CD-ROM of real case studies of children with a range of dyslexic and accompanying difficulties Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Dyslexia in Practice

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Janet Townend,Martin Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306462511

Category: Education

Page: 349

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Representing a full statement of the best practice to be found in the many kinds of intervention that are conducted with dyslexic students, this text addresses some fundamental questions that are seldom asked and much of what the skilled teacher knows and does is covered.
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Dyslexia

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441165851

Category: Education

Page: 249

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This third edition of this bestselling book for teachers contains new material on early identification and intervention.
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Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118152662

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectivelyunderstand, assess, and treat individuals struggling withdyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventionprovides practical, step-by-step information on accuratelyidentifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions withindividuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need tobe considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitiveand academic—this book includes descriptions of the varioustests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along withdetailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals andparents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerous calloutboxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforwardbook presents information that will prepare school psychologists,neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special educationteachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize,assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. Thebook is also a good resource for parents who are helping a childwith dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helpingindividuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition
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Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

The Facts

Author: Mark Selikowitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192626615

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Offers practical information on understanding learning disabilities and helping children to overcome them and improve their self-esteem
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