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Assessment of Learners with Dyslexic Type Difficulties

Assessment of Learners with Dyslexic Type Difficulties Author Sylvia Phillips
ISBN-10 9781446295977
Release 2013-08-20
Pages 344
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This comprehensive guide enables teachers to understand a range of approaches to the assessment of children with dyslexic-type difficulties. Linking theory, research and practice, practitioners will gain critical knowledge of procedures to analyse, interpret and use in appropriate assessments which will facilitate setting targets for teaching. The book covers: - how to use both informal and formal assessment procedures - frameworks for evaluating published and teacher-made assessments - the professional development needs of any teacher involved in assessment Ideal for those training to be specialist teachers of learners with dyslexia, this text is equally useful to all teachers and SENCOS (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) and complements the authors' book Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia to provide comprehensive guidance for assessing and teaching learners with dyslexic-type difficulties. Sylvia Phillips is an experienced Special Educational Needs educator, and currently leads Glyndwr University's specialist course for teachers of learners with dyslexia. Kath Kelly is Programme Leader for the Masters in Specific Learning Difficulties, Manchester Metropolitan University. Liz Symes is Senior Lecturer in SEN (Special Educational Needs) and Professional Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University.



Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia

Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia Author Kathleen Kelly
ISBN-10 9781446259979
Release 2011-09-22
Pages 424
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Providing a structured programme for teaching literacy to children and young people with dyslexia and specific literacy difficulties, this book makes explicit links between theory, research and practice. It offers a structured, cumulative, multi-sensory teaching programme for learners with dyslexia, and draws attention to some of the wider aspects of the learning styles and differences of learners with dyslexia such as memory, information processing and automaticity. The book discusses: - the rationale for a structured multi-sensory approach - the development of phonological, reading, writing and spelling skills - working with learners who have English as an additional language (EAL) - lesson structure and lesson-planning - alphabet and dictionary skills - memory work and study skills - teaching the programme to groups - ideas for working with young children. Designed to help support any learner, from ages five to 18, with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties, the authors encourage the use of the programme as part of everyday teaching to not only develop literacy but to put dyslexic learners in control of their own learning. There are tried and tested strategies and activities provided, which the reader can use to support their literacy work. Particularly useful for teachers working with learners who have special educational needs and specifically those with dyslexia, this book contains everything you need to help improve and develop the literacy skills of the learners in your setting. NEW by Kathleen Kelly and Sylvia Phillips! Assessment of Learners with Dyslexic-type Difficulties Sylvia Phillips, Kathleen Kelly and Liz Symes



Teaching Children with Dyslexia

Teaching Children with Dyslexia Author Philomena Ott
ISBN-10 9781134345908
Release 2007-05-07
Pages 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.



Dyslexia and Inclusion

Dyslexia and Inclusion Author Gavin Reid
ISBN-10 9781135395933
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 128
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This book provides the teacher with an understanding of dyslexia and offers practical approaches that can be used for assessment, teaching and learning. The book aims to highlight how the needs of children with dyslexia can be met within the curriculum and within the mainstream classroom. The key theme of the book is inclusion and suggests that intervention for dyslexic children should focus on the barriers to learning, and the most prominent of these may be aspects of the curriculum and how the curriculum is presented. By understanding crucial aspects of dyslexia, teachers can be pro-active and anticipate the type of difficulties that can be experienced. The book also discusses appropriate use of resources, differentiation and learning styles. The book covers: understanding and identifying dyslexia teaching and learning approaches and classroom strategies curriculum perspectives and planning for learning dyslexia and inclusion.



Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention Author Nancy Mather
ISBN-10 9781118152669
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 396
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectively understand, assess, and treat individuals struggling with dyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention provides practical, step-by-step information on accurately identifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions with individuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitive and academic—this book includes descriptions of the various tests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along with detailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals and parents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforward book presents information that will prepare school psychologists, neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special education teachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize, assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. The book is also a good resource for parents who are helping a child with dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helping individuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: 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



Dyslexia

Dyslexia Author Gavin Reid
ISBN-10 9781118980125
Release 2016-01-21
Pages 504
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Newly updated, Gavin Reid’s best-selling handbook remains an essential resource for those helping dyslexic individuals of all ages, from preschoolers to adults in the workplace. Combines theoretical explanations, the latest research, and practical solutions with a focus on inclusion and meeting the individual’s needs New and expanded coverage includes: multilingualism; the use of technology; co-existing conditions such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia, and ADHD; and positive dyslexia Assembles the latest policies and best practices for dyslexia from around the world, and makes current debates regarding education and literacy accessible to trainees and practitioners



Learning Tracks

Learning Tracks Author Lindy Furby
ISBN-10 9781473955035
Release 2016-02-12
Pages 144
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Learning Tracks is an assessment tool to support the planning and assessment of learning for children and young people with severe and complex learning disabilities (SCLD). It was designed by Lindy Furby and Jilly Catlow while teaching at St Crispin’s School for children and young people with severe and complex learning disabilities. At the very early stages of learning, the steps that children and young people make can be small but incredibly significant for them and those who teach them. However, it can be problematic to evidence and formally recognise these achievements and plan next steps. Learning Tracks presents a framework to recognise achievement at these early levels and plan for progression through challenge, breadth and application. The Learning Tracks framework for recognising achievement at very early levels of learning: Can help teachers understand the way their children may be learning Offers a vocabulary for describing the learning Offers a structure for planning the learning When you purchase Learning Tracks, you receive the book that introduces you to the framework and theories underpinning Learning Tracks, describes the curriculum included and demonstrates how it can be implemented in your setting. In addition to this book you will also receive access to the complete ready-made Learning Tracks assessment tool that can be downloaded online. This is available as a PDF with editable elements and a template you can personalise it to suit your individual needs.



Dyslexia and Learning Style

Dyslexia and Learning Style Author Tilly Mortimore
ISBN-10 0470724390
Release 2008-04-30
Pages 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.



Dyslexia

Dyslexia Author Anwen Jones
ISBN-10 1444190342
Release 2013
Pages 193
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Provides an authoritative and up-to-date guide to best practice in diagnostic assessment to help you recognise and understand specific difficulties and plan effective teaching and support solutions for children and adults. This completely revised edition of Dyslexia: Assessing and Reporting focusses on the core principles, purposes and practicalities of assessment in light of recent research, changing discrimination legislation, new test resources and professional standards. This handbook will be particularly useful for specialist assessors as well as SENCOs, specialist teachers, course tutors, learning support managers, dyslexia/SpLD co-ordinators, and disability officers. - Provides detailed, expert advice on how to interpret results and explore co-occurring difficulties - Offers a coherent approach to reporting, with practical guidance for day-to-day diagnostic work throughout - Fully up to date on current best practice, and especially useful to those undertaking specific training in assessment or seeking to gain or renew an Assessment Practising Certificate 'This is an excellent book! A very good overview of current concepts in the field of dyslexia and related specific learning disorders and a wealth of knowledge and experience about assessment.' Professor Maggie Snowling, FBA, FMed Sci St. John's College, Oxford



The Dyslexia Debate

The Dyslexia Debate Author Julian G. Elliott
ISBN-10 9780521119863
Release 2014-03-24
Pages 296
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An examination of how we use the term 'dyslexia' and how this may undermine aid for struggling readers.



How to Detect and Manage Dyslexia

How to Detect and Manage Dyslexia Author Philomena Ott
ISBN-10 0435104195
Release 1997
Pages 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.



Numeracy and Learning Difficulties

Numeracy and Learning Difficulties Author Peter Westwood
ISBN-10 9781136604058
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 134
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By understanding why children struggle with maths, teachers are better equipped to provide effective support and nurture confidence in low-achievers. Numeracy and Learning Difficulties includes how to tackle common learning difficulties by following different teaching practices and principles, identifying gaps in students' knowledge and developing curricula that bridges these gaps, improves numerical literacy using problem-solving strategies and skills, and a handy checklist of benchmarks in achievement.



The Psychology of Dyslexia

The Psychology of Dyslexia Author Michael Thomson
ISBN-10 9780470741979
Release 2009-03-18
Pages 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.



The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia

The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia Author Gavin Reid
ISBN-10 9781136617102
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 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.



Dyslexia and Literacy

Dyslexia and Literacy Author Gavin Reid
ISBN-10 0471486345
Release 2002-10-11
Pages 368
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Dyslexia and Literacy provides a comprehensive, practical introduction for all professionals seeking an understanding of dyslexia in children. Divided into 4 parts, the book firstly introduces the various theoretical perspectives and follows this up with identification and assessment techniques with an emphasis on practical, classroom related issues. The third part of the text covers topics related to the school curriculum and a final section covers issues that relate to the learning process. An invaluable text for anyone who needs to know about dyslexia in children including post-graduate students in psychology and education, SENCOs and trainee teachers.



Dyslexia

Dyslexia Author Nicola Brunswick
ISBN-10 1851686452
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 208
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Winston Churchill, Andy Warhol, Walt Disney, Tom Cruise, Agatha Christie, Pablo Picasso. All famous and successful in their chosen professions. All dyslexic. Around 5 to 15% of speakers of alphabetic languages (e.g. English, French and Spanish) are dyslexic; around 4% severely so. But what is dyslexia? Are there different types of dyslexia? Is it more likely to occur in boys than in girls? Is there a cure? What resources are available to help dyslexic children and adults? Nicola Brunswick answers these, and other, questions informed by current thinking and cutting-edge research. Includes chapters on the causes and symptoms of dyslexia, the importance of sound and vision to reading, the incidence and manifestation of dyslexia across alphabetic and non-alphabetic languages, and lists of dedicated dyslexia resources – support associations, websites, and assistive technology.



Reading and Learning Difficulties

Reading and Learning Difficulties Author Peter Westwood
ISBN-10 9781843121961
Release 2004
Pages 136
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A comprehensive guide to teaching and reading for effectively to a wide range of children. By examining the way readers process text, it suggests what can be done to prevent or overcome reading difficulties.