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Assessment of Learners with Dyslexic Type Difficulties

Assessment of Learners with Dyslexic Type Difficulties Author Sylvia Phillips
ISBN-10 9781526451415
Release 2018-05-26
Pages 392
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Reinforcing best practice techniques, the second edition of this specialist guide for the assessment of learners with dyslexic-type difficulties includes: - a new chapter on The Implications of Co-existing Specific Learning Difficulties - updates to legislation including the SEND Code of Practice - updates to specific diagnostic tests - examples of interpreting test profiles - photocopiable resources available to download from the website This comprehensive guide enables teachers to understand a range of approaches to the assessment of children with dyslexic-type difficulties. It is an essential companion for those training to be specialist teachers of learners with dyslexia and a useful resource for all SENCOs, and teachers new or experienced.



Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia

Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia Author Kathleen Kelly
ISBN-10 9781473967946
Release 2016-03-16
Pages 488
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The Second Edition of this bestselling book provides a structured multi-sensory programme for teaching literacy to children and young people from 5-18 with dyslexia and other specific literacy difficulties. Supported by a wealth of resources available online and updated throughout, the new edition now includes a brand new section on Implementing the Accelerated Programme for learners who have already acquired some literacy skills. This includes: A placement test to indicate whether the programme is appropriate A diagnostic assessment procedure to determine where the learner should begin on the Accelerated Programme Examples of lesson plans, reading cards and spelling cards to help teachers prepare resources for their students With tried and tested strategies and activities this book continues to provide everything you need to help improve and develop the literacy skills of learners in your setting including; 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.



Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia

Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia Author Kathleen Kelly
ISBN-10 9781473967946
Release 2016-03-16
Pages 488
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The Second Edition of this bestselling book provides a structured multi-sensory programme for teaching literacy to children and young people from 5-18 with dyslexia and other specific literacy difficulties. Supported by a wealth of resources available online and updated throughout, the new edition now includes a brand new section on Implementing the Accelerated Programme for learners who have already acquired some literacy skills. This includes: A placement test to indicate whether the programme is appropriate A diagnostic assessment procedure to determine where the learner should begin on the Accelerated Programme Examples of lesson plans, reading cards and spelling cards to help teachers prepare resources for their students With tried and tested strategies and activities this book continues to provide everything you need to help improve and develop the literacy skills of learners in your setting including; 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.



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.



The Dyslexia Assessment

The Dyslexia Assessment Author Gavin Reid
ISBN-10 9781472945105
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 208
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The Dyslexia Assessment is a complete assessment tool for investigating reading, writing and spelling difficulties in learners. Written by leading experts Gavin Reid and Jennie Guise, this practical guide aims to clarify the ambiguities and uncertainties that exist around the dyslexia assessment and is applicable to all education sectors, including early years, primary, secondary, further and higher education. The book provides practical and comprehensive guidance on carrying out an assessment for dyslexia through informal and formal strategies, and interpreting and acting on results. It features assessment sheets, including questionnaires, forms and checklists that can be photocopied or downloaded from an accompanying website. The strategies explored focus on the whole learner, taking into consideration social, emotional and motivational factors, as well as the challenges of assessing learners with overlapping conditions or EAL. This practical and invaluable guide will inform and empower all mainstream and specialist teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and psychologists to provide the best support possible for learners with reading, writing or spelling difficulties.



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



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



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.



Dyslexia and Early Childhood

Dyslexia and Early Childhood Author Barbara E. Pavey
ISBN-10 9781317816881
Release 2016-02-19
Pages 162
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Taking a developmental approach, this accessible text addresses the ever increasing interest in identifying the characteristics of dyslexia in young children and reflects on the best way to reach and support these learners. Drawing upon current research, the author considers our current understanding of dyslexia and calls upon best practice to advise professionals, students and family members alike who seek to fulfil the potential of young children with, or showing the signs of, dyslexia. This book considers key topics explored in current best practice and dyslexia research, including: the importance of the role of speaking, hearing and understanding language dyslexia in relation to other languages and orthographies dyslexia and overlapping characteristics, particularly dyspraxia the role of play identifying and assessing dyslexia in the early years. Adopting a dyslexia-friendly position, Barbara Pavey acknowledges the ethics associated with a social model of disability, so that the focus is upon modifying teaching and learning, and respecting the views of children and parents throughout. This book includes assessment and practice strategies, good practice points, helpful ideas, first-hand narratives of dyslexia, pointers for further reading, resources and online tools, and will be of enormous practical use to anyone supporting a young child with potential or diagnosed dyslexia.



Essentials of WRAML2 and TOMAL 2 Assessment

Essentials of WRAML2 and TOMAL 2 Assessment Author Wayne Adams
ISBN-10 9780470460184
Release 2008-12-05
Pages 304
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Essentials of WRAML2 and TOMAL-2 Assessment introduces professionals to these two widely used memory measurement batteries, both of which measure memory and are used to supplement evaluations of ADHD and reading problems in youngsters, as well as a number of other disorders across the age span. Written by Wayne Adams and Cecil Reynolds, this essential reference provides administration guidelines, including procedural suggestions and solutions for common problems examiners may encounter; expert assessment of each test?s relative strengths and weaknesses; valuable advice on clinical applications; and illuminating case reports.



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.



Dyslexia Assessing and Reporting

Dyslexia  Assessing and Reporting Author Gill Backhouse
ISBN-10 0340900199
Release 2005
Pages 198
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There is now a greater need than ever before to assess, record and respond appropriately to the special needs of individuals. Specialist teachers, SENCOs and learning support managers - all have a statutory duty to see that individual needs are identified, from the early years to further and higher education. This book focuses on the purposes, principles and practicalities of assessing for dyslexia across successive age groups, exploring the changing assessment issues and specific assessment needs. It looks at the available types of assessments at each stage, explaining how to interpret results and how and when to involve other professionals. Throughout, special emphasis is placed upon the need to cooperate and communicate effectively with others - pupils/students, their parents, class teachers, administrators and fellow professionals - to ensure that appropriate intervention and follow-up support are forthcoming. Assessments are needed to diagnose, to plan intervention, to inform school/college policies, to support claims for funding, to justify special arrangements in examinations, and more. These very different purposes require specialist teachers and support managers to have a firm grasp of relevant legislation and professional guidelines, to select appropriate assessments and provide reports that will meet their intended purpose. Assessing for Dyslexia will enable you to achieve this! Down to earth, and with numerous examples, this book provides the practical guidance needed by specialist teachers and educational professionals in training, as well as by SENCOs and learning support staff working in schools and colleges.



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.



Dyslexia

Dyslexia Author Julian Elliott
ISBN-10 9781474233736
Release 2016-05-19
Pages 224
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Dyslexia is often presented as a clearly delineated condition that can be diagnosed on the basis of appropriate cognitive tests with corresponding forms on intervention. However, this approachable text explores the issues behind this assertion in bringing together leading figures in the field to debate dyslexia. Julian Elliott shows that understandings and usage of the dyslexia label vary substantially with little consensus or agreement and in putting forward his critique draws upon research in several disciplinary fields to demonstrate the irrationality of these arguments. Roderick I. Nicolson demonstrates that current approaches to understanding, identification and support of dyslexia are catastrophically flawed in terms of their failure to consider the developmental nature of dyslexia. He develops two themes: first that the underlying cause of dyslexia is 'delayed neural commitment' for skills and neural circuits, and second that the cause of the reading disability is the introduction of formal instruction before the dyslexic child's neural circuits for executive function are sufficiently developed. He argues that a more effective and cost-effective approach to identification and support involves 'assessment for dyslexia' rather than 'of dyslexia'. Elliott and Nicolson respond to the points each other raise before Andrew Davis investigates how far the key claims of Elliott and Nicolson can withstand close conceptual investigation, and explores the inherent limitations of scientific research on this topic, given the value and conceptual issues concerned.



Working Memory and Learning

Working Memory and Learning Author Susan Gathercole
ISBN-10 9781446200384
Release 2008-01-09
Pages 144
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Dr Tracy Alloway has been awarded the prestigious Joseph Lister Award from the British Science Association. 'The authors have written a guide for practitioners that is both highly practical, and yet based upon sound theoretical principles....This book achieves a successful, yet often elusive, link between theory, research and practice, and deserves to have a high readership. I will have no hesitation in recommending it to a range of readers' - Jane Mott, Support for Learning 'This book fulfils its aim to explain working memory and the limits it places on children's classroom learning. For teachers it gives a very clear guide and fills a gap in understanding that can only lead to more child-centred approaches to teaching and learning' - Lynn Ambler, Support for Learning 'A clear and accessible account of current theory and research, which is then applied to children's learning in the classroom....The range of strategies...are well grounded in theory derived from research and sit within a coherent conceptual model' - The Psychologist 'An easy to read yet informative book that explains the concepts clearly and offers practitioners ways to support those with poor working memory in the classroom' - SNIP `The topic of working memory nowadays tends to dominate discussions with teachers and parents, and both groups can helpfully be directed to this easy-to-read but serious text ... (it) is likely to prove a turning-point in the management and facilitation of hard-to-teach children. In a situation muddied by ever-multiplying syndromes and disorders, this book delivers a clarifying and reassuring isolation of the major cognitive characteristic that cuts across all the boundaries and leaves the class teacher and SENCO empowered. I think very highly of the book and shall be recommending it steadily' - Martin Turner, Child Center for Evaluation and Teaching, Kuwait Susan Gathercole is winner of the British Psychological Society's President's Award for 2007 A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful learner, yet there is very little material available in an easy-to-use format that explains the concept and offers practitioners ways to support children with poor working memory in the classroom. This book provides a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning during the school years, and uses theory to inform good practice. Topics covered include: - the link between working memory skills and key areas of learning (such as literacy & numeracy) - the relationship between working memory and children with developmental disorders - assessment of children for working memory deficits - strategies for supporting working memory in under-performing children This accessible guide will help SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists to understand and address working memory in their setting.



Understanding Working Memory

Understanding Working Memory Author Tracy Packiam Alloway
ISBN-10 9781473909298
Release 2014-10-27
Pages 168
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It is hard to conceive of a classroom activity that does not involve working memory – our ability to work with information. In fact, it would be impossible for students to learn without working memory. From following instructions to reading a sentence, from sounding out an unfamiliar word to calculating a math problem, nearly everything a student does in the classroom requires working with information. Even when a student is asked to do something simple, like take out their science book and open it to page 289, they have to use their working memory. Most children have a working memory that is strong enough to quickly find the book and open to the correct page, but some don’t – approximately 10% in any classroom. A student who loses focus and often daydreams may fall in this 10%. A student who isn’t living up to their potential may fall in this 10%. A student who may seem unmotivated may fall in this 10%. In the past, many of these students would have languished at the bottom of the class, because their problems seemed insurmountable and a standard remedy like extra tuition didn’t solve them. But emerging evidence shows that many of these children can improve their performance by focusing on their working memory. Working memory is a foundational skill in the classroom and when properly supported it can often turn around a struggling student’s prospects. This book will make sure you are able to spot problems early, work with children to improve their working memory and ensure they reach their full potential. How does the book work? Each of the following chapters includes a description of the learning difficulty (WHAT), followed by an inside look into the brain of a student with the disorder (WHERE), their unique working memory profile (WHY), and classroom strategies to support working memory (HOW). There are two types of strategies: general working memory strategies that can be applied to all students in your class, and specific working memory strategies for each learning difficulty. The final chapter (Chapter 9) provides the student with tools to empower them along their learning journey. The aim in supporting students with learning difficulties is not just to help them survive in the classroom, but to thrive as well. The strategies in the book can provide scaffolding and support that will unlock their working memory potential to boost learning. They are designed to be easily integrated within the classroom setting as a dimension of an inclusive curriculum and used in developing an individualized education program (IEP) for the student. The strategies recommended here can also complement existing programs that support a core deficit, such as a social skills program for a student with autistic spectrum disorder, or behavior modification for those with ADHD. Each chapter also includes: Try It box: Provides the reader with an opportunity to have a hands-on understanding of the material Science Flash box: Gives the reader a snapshot of current and interesting research related to each chapter Current Debate box: Discusses a controversial issue pertaining to the disorder What's new to this edition? Watch this video Tracy Packiam Alloway is an award-winning psychologist based at the University of North Florida Ross Alloway is the CEO of Memosyne Ltd, a company that brings cutting-edge scientific research to parents.



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.