The Dyslexia-Friendly Primary School

A Practical Guide for Teachers

Author: Barbara Pavey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184860744X

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Is your school dyslexia-friendly? Beginning with a look at understanding dyslexia, this book shows you how to involve the whole school in order to achieve a dyslexia-friendly environment. You will be able to: - use an audit tool to discover how dyslexia-friendly your school is - look at examples of successful dyslexia-friendly initiatives - find information on funding and resources. This book offers a step-by-step guide to creating a dyslexia-friendly classroom and whole-school environment. Headteachers, deputy headteachers, class teachers, SENCOs, student teachers and literacy co-ordinators wanting to make their school more dyslexia-friendly will find this practical book extremely useful. Barbara Pavey worked as a teacher and SEN specialist for many years and is now Lecturer in Learning Disabilities at The University of Manchester.
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The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136617108

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a ground-breaking analysis of the whole field of dyslexia by a distinguished team of international contributors and editors, engaged in literacy, inclusion and learning. Their diverse perspectives and wide expertise make this invaluable guide one of the most important additions to the field of dyslexia for over a decade. Dyslexia is without doubt the most high profile and contentious learning difficulty, and it is a topic that has attracted a vast amount of research, opinion, professional schisms, and debate. The Companion provides an invaluable overview of the field of dyslexia with vital and clear emphasis on linking theoretical perspectives with best practice. This accessible text: presents a survey of current and future development in research, with a focus on how research can inform practice focuses on areas such as neurobiology, phonological processing, literacy acquisition, numeracy and multilingualism considers assessment and identification, with contributions on early identification, reading, spelling and mathematics addresses identifying and meeting needs in an inclusive context discusses inclusion and barriers to learning in a variety of different national contexts includes models of instruction, direct instruction, co-operative learning and cross-curricular learning. The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a superb resource for anyone interested in the subject, whether in education or related subjects such as psychology or neurology. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, with helpful further reading sections at the end of each entry, it is ideal for those coming to the field of dyslexia for the first time as well as students and practitioners already familiar with the subject.
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Teaching Children with Dyslexia

A Practical Guide

Author: Philomena Ott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134345917

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Teaching Children with Dyslexia is essential reading for any teacher, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator or teaching assistant who wants an insider's account of what dealing successfully with dyslexia entails. Written by one of the most well-regarded practitioners in the field with over twenty-five years' experience, this book is packed full with photocopiable exercises, activities and recommendations for resources, tests, teaching methods, advice and suggestions for strategies and techniques that are instantly transferable to classroom environments. This essential teaching companion includes chapters on: how to spot dyslexia screening and assessment tests why it does not have to be hell to learn to spell strategies for success for reluctant writers meeting the challenge of dyslexia in adolescence. Written specifically to bolster teachers' confidence and empower them with the key to unlocking literacy problems in their most challenging pupils, this resource book should be on the shelf of every staff room.
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How to Detect and Manage Dyslexia

A Reference and Resource Manual

Author: Philomena Ott

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435104191

Category: Dyslexia

Page: 408

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A reference book aimed at learning support co-ordinators, specialist and non-specialist teachers, and all others involved in helping students with dyslexia. The book includes: step-by-step explanation of the Special Needs Code of Practice legislation; help with teaching spelling and writing to dyslexic students; advice on study skills and preparation for GCSE examinations; information on the provision made by examination boards for dyslexic students; guidance on how technology can help the dyslexic learner; and help with identifying the early warning signs of dyslexia.
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Supporting Dyslexic Adults in Higher Education and the Workplace

Author: Nicola Brunswick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119944619

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Supporting Dyslexic Adults provides practical advice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, and guidance on the latest research Provides an important overview of current research and practice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, deftly combining academic understanding with everyday issues Contributors possess a wealth of practical experience in the field which provides an indispensible guide to the subject Case studies are included to capture the immediate experiences of dyslexic adults in education and at work to highlight prevalent issues Offers practical advice to adults with dyslexia, from how to disclose their particular needs to employers and colleagues to legal aspects of dyslexia support Highlights to employers the particular skills and strengths that dyslexic adults can bring to the workplace
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The Dyslexia Checklist

A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

Author: Sandra F. Rief,Judith Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047054984X

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.
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The Psychology of Dyslexia

A Handbook for Teachers

Author: Michael Thomson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781861562487

Category: Education

Page: 250

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The Psychology of Dyslexia is an introductory text for teachers undertaking a training course on Dyslexia. The book is based on Mike Thompson's lecture course to the Dyslexia Institute's Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy. Although primarily for teachers the book will be of interest to other professionals, such as Speech Therapists, who are undertaking a course on dyslexia, as well as parents of dyslexic children. The book covers the basic psychology of, for example, memory, neuro-psychology and reading development, followed by these topics application to Dyslexia. Dr Thompson is a Chartered Psychologist as well as Principal of East Court, a school for dyslexic children, and the book provides the background to the assessment of dyslexia as well as to theoretical topics. There is a guide to further reading at the end of every chapter. Contents: The Nature of Dyslexia Basic Psychometrics and Assessment Assessing the Dyslexic Definition and Discrepancies Basic Neuro-psychology Neuro-psychology of Dyslexia Models of Reading and Spelling Models of Memory Phonological and Memory Deficits in Dyslexia
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Handbook of Intellectual Styles

Preferences in Cognition, Learning, and Thinking

Author: Robert J. Sternberg, PhD,Dr. Li-Fang Zhang, PhD,Stephen Rayner, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106684

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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"[B]ecause of the thoroughness of the literature reviews and the comprehensive coverage of the chapter topics, [this book] should be required reading for any scholar working in related areas of personality or intelligence."--PsycCRITIQUES ìThis book is a masterly attempt to bring order and cohesion to a field that for many years has been riven with claims and counterclaims. The editors and authors are to be congratulated for addressing a very complex task so helpfully.î John Biggs, PhD Honorary Professor of Psychology University of Hong Kong ìIf you are interested in intellectual stylesópeopleís preferred ways of processing informationóthen this book belongs on your bookshelf.î Richard E. Mayer, PhD Professor of Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara ìFor more than half a century, the construct of styleówhether designated as cognitive, thinking or learningóhas been in or out of fashion in the history of psychology and education. The editors of the present Handbook have invigorated the style construct in the form of intellectual styles, and have brought together a distinguished international panel of chapter authors who offer up-to-date surveys of the assessment, development, correlates, and educational and organizational applications of intellectual styles. For those seeking to familiarize themselves with current theory and research in an intellectually exciting field, the present Handbook is essential.î Nathan Kogan, PhD Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology New School for Social Research, New York, NY The concept of intellectual styles has had a controversial history based on diverse philosophical and theoretical foundations. Most recently, the idea of intellectual stylesóan umbrella term that covers such closely related constructs as ìcognitive styles,î ìlearning styles,î ìteaching styles,î and ìthinking stylesîóhas gained momentum as an explanation for why different people succeed in different professional and organizational settings. Previously, it was thought that high-achievers simply had more innate abilities than their less successful peers, but research has shown that individuals have different intellectual styles that are better suited for varying types of contexts and problems. Based on the most current and expansive research, this handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive review of research on the construct of intellectual style, from its foundations and development, to its relations to allied constructs, its roles in school and job performance, its applications in various populations, and its future.. This understanding of intellectual styles as a valid concept for both individuals and groups has far-reaching implications for researchers in cross-cultural psychology, multicultural education, organizational behavior and work performance, and many other academic disciplines, as well as practitioners in education and beyond. Key Features: Provides a comprehensive review of intellectual styles from multiple perspectives Written for students and scholars in diverse academic arenas, as well as practitioners in education and other fields Includes contributions from researchers from diverse disciplines, such as psychology, business, education, and health sciences
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Dyslexia

A Practitioner's Handbook

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687167

Category: Education

Page: 408

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The main purpose of this new edition is to incorporate the most recent theoretical and practical research in the field of dyslexia and literacy and present it in a user friendly format for Practitioners. It refers to the most recent government reports on literacy and dyslexia in a number of countries such as, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Each chapter has a summary at the start and, at the end, key points and 'points to consider' are looked at.
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Dyslexia and Learning Style

A Practitioner's Handbook

Author: Tilly Mortimore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470724392

Category: Education

Page: 336

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The first section of this research based but practical book has been updated to examine the most recent research in two key areas: dyslexia and the dyslexic experience and the major cognitive and learning styles. In the light of increased controversy around the use of learning style theory in the educational arena, suggestions are made as to ways in which these theories can be utilized to inform teaching and learning and maximize success for vulnerable learners. The second section provides a range of ways in which to enable learners to understand and utilize their individual styles along with techniques to help students to absorb, process and create responses to information across the curriculum; practical strategies to help teachers to adapt material to suit differing ways of learning and activities to help students to become more flexible and successful in their approach.
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