Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)

Author: Margaret Rooke

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506060

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

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In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven't. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia. The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.
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The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens

100+ Creative, Fun, Multi-sensory and Inclusive Ideas for Successful Learning

Author: Gavin Reid,Nick Guise,Jennie Guise

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507253

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Packed with fun, creative and multi-sensory activities, this resource will help children and teenagers with dyslexia become successful learners across the curriculum. The authors provide over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative activities and ideas to unlock the learning of children and teenagers with dyslexia in creative ways. The book is split into parts addressing literacy, numeracy, learning and cross curricular subjects. With fun activities like 'Spelling Ping-Pong' and 'Class Got Talent', it focuses on key skills such as listening, memory, spelling, writing and key board skills. Each activity includes a 'red herring' that will keep dyslexic children and teenagers entertained, extending them in interesting ways that will appeal to those who think outside of the box. Brimming with imaginative ideas, The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities is an essential toolkit for any teacher or parent working with children and young people with dyslexia.
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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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Diary of a Dyslexic School Kid

Author: Alais Winton,Zac Millard

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508144

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Experience day-to-day life for a dyslexic kid, including school life, bullying and coping with tests and homework, in this frank and funny diary. Co-authored with a teenage boy with dyslexia and illustrated with cartoons, this is a positive yet honest look at the difficulties of being dyslexic. Using a simple and relatable approach, the authors display the ups and downs of school - and home - life with a reading difficulty, focussing on the sometimes overwhelming experience of being at a bigger school and studying loads of new subjects. Providing tips for what really helps and works based on real-life experience, this fun, accessible book shows teens and tweens with dyslexia that they are far from alone in their experiences.
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The Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide

Tips and Strategies for Exam Success

Author: Ann-Marie McNicholas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1787751783

Category: Study Aids

Page: 144

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This practical skills guide helps young people with who learn differently including those with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia and ADHD, study for their exams. Students who learn differently can often find exams challenging and can experience a good deal of anxiety around exam time, leading to exam results that may not accurately reflect their capabilities. Much exam stress arises from a lack of confidence with the ability to learn and retain information in a meaningful way. This engaging workbook is designed to help students to overcome these issues. It not only shows students how to develop a positive success attitude towards study and exams, but also aims to equip them with powerful strategies and techniques for learning and remembering. The book offers strategies for learners whose methods of learning are multisensory. When learning is active rather than passive, it happens faster, and is easier, more enjoyable and more effective. As you progress through the fun, engaging activities, so your confidence and belief in your ability to learn will increase. Struggling students will become confident, successful learners, with a positive attitude and access to a wide range of effective strategies, and in this way, you will achieve the results in exams that you have worked for and deserve.
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From Africa to Afghanistan

With Richards and NATO to Kabul

Author: Greg Mills

Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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From Africa to Afghanistan details Greg Mills' four months as special adviser to the Commander of the Ninth International Security Assistance Force (ISAF IX) in Afghanistan to help establish and run a civilian think-tank, the Prism Group, within the headquarters in Kabul. It highlights the difficulty of rebuilding a failed state through external assistance, a lesson which translates across borders and continents to Africa and elsewhere. Mills, the "adventurer-academic" and "soldier-analyst," has managed to write a book that is entertaining, informative and thought-provoking all at the same time. Greg Mills heads the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation. An associate research fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies, he previously (1996-2005) directed the South African Institute of International Affairs. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Security Intersection and the award-winning Wired Model, and has twice been nominated for the Alan Paton award.
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