Dyslexia

Author: Gavin Reid
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119973562
Format: PDF, ePub
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The new edition of Dyslexia is written for parents of dyslexic children and the professionals who work with them, and provides information on the role parents can play in supporting their dyslexic child. This updated edition contains new material and up-to-date discussions of current research and programs. Empowers parents by providing them with strategies for dealing with a wide range of concerns including dyspraxia and dyscalculia New sections cover post-school issues, the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia and information on how parents can help at home Features information on some of the more popular interventions for dyslexia, and critical evaluations of ‘alternative treatments’ Includes first–hand accounts of parents’ hopes, successes and setbacks, and extensive lists of organizations and resources

Special Educational Needs

Author: Lindsay Peer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857021621
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With a Foreword from Baroness Warnock, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of special educational needs (SEN). Special Educational Needs contains chapters written by a range of experts on different aspects of SEN, and is full of practical suggestions for how to achieve effective, inclusive practice. Various research perspectives are considered, the value of labels is examined and the need to recognize the overlapping characteristics between different syndromes is highlighted. Chapters focus on translating theory into classroom practice, and include case studies covering the Birth to 19 age range.

Can I tell you about Dyslexia

Author: Alan M. Hultquist
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008102
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Meet Zoe - a young girl with dyslexia. Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. She helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school. Zoe describes exactly why she finds reading, writing and words so difficult, and how other people can help her in these areas. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to start a discussion about dyslexia, in the classroom or at home.

A Practical Guide to Congenital Developmental Disorders and Learning Difficulties

Author: Judith P. Hudson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136209506
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To give children with congenital developmental conditions that manifest special learning needs and specific disabilities their best chance to succeed, early identification and appropriate interventions and support, is necessary. This text highlights what to look for when there are concerns about a child’s development. Practical and accessible, it is divided into three sections: Part 1 looks at the theory and policy context, discussing the social model of disability, the responsibility of health, social care and education services to the child and family and the role of reviews and assessment in recognising developmental disorders. Part 2 provides a reference guide to atypical developmental conditions and disorders. For each condition, aetiology, prominent theories and research, profile of features – including triggers and behaviours, diagnostic assessment procedures and appropriate interventions are given and links made to sources of further information and support. Part 3 explores practical issues how to work sensitively and effectively with children and their families, looking at the psychological implications of diagnosis, and how to plan, promote, deliver and evaluate multi-agency support. Designed to support professionals working within a multi-modal, collaborative approach to assessment and intervention processes, it is suitable for health visitors, allied health therapists, nurses, teachers and social care practitioners. It is also a useful reference for students in these areas learning about child development and includes critical reading exercises; online searching tasks; self-assessment questions; reflective activities and document analysis prompts.

Learning and the E Generation

Author: Jean D. M. Underwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118897560
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learning and the E-Generation examines the impact of new and emerging digital technologies—from computers and tablets to social media and video games—on learners in formal and informal settings. Assesses the psychological factors at play, including social, cognitive, and behavioral characteristics that are influenced by exposure to technology Addresses the risks and benefits of 21st century digital technology on children and young adults Written by two experts in the field who draw on the latest research and practice from psychology, neuroscience, and education Discusses the potential of technology to make the learning process more authentic and engaging, as well as the obstacles which can prevent this from happening effectively

An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals

Author: Alan M. Hultquist
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425271
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'This book does exactly what it says on the tin! Hultquist deals with the causes, types and sub types of dyslexia. He explains how dyslexia is diagnosed and remediated and gives appendices on agencies, resources and practical classroom strategies. I would highly recommend this book to parents who have just received a dyslexia diagnosis in the family, to professionals working with those with dyslexia and to specialist teachers to have as a handy reference/refresher tool. For all these audiences, Hultquist writes in such measured, clear and uncluttered prose that no one can take the journey from diagnosis to remediation without feeling that one is in the hands of someone who really understands the issues surrounding a dyslexia diagnosis, not only for the one diagnosed but also for the whole family and the professionals working with them.' - Dyslexia Contact 'This short, to - the- point book is an absolute "must buy" for any parent with a child with dyslexia, or any teacher with a child with dyslexia in her class. I asked a parent of a child with dyslexia to read this book and give me an honest opinion. Her reply is as good a recommendation as any review I can write: "I could see my son straight away. I now understand why he has particular reading and writing difficulties. I hope his teacher reads this book and is able to take note of this author's advice.".' - Special Children Magazine 'This is only a short book, but it is a model of consciousness and clarity. It covers much ground and should fulfill its purpose as an introduction for both parents and teachers who wish to increase their understanding of dyslexia.' -The School Librarian Journal This practical guide provides basic need-to-know information for parents and professionals and answers frequently asked questions about dyslexia. Using illustrative case studies, Alan M. Hultquist addresses many of the issues surrounding dyslexia, including possible causes and subtypes, means of testing, remediation and the controversial matter of "staying back" to repeat a school year. He identifies possible methods of classroom accommodation for dyslexic students in a range of subject areas. The list of useful resources at the back of the book can be used by parents and professionals to help explain dyslexia to children, and to help them find further information and teaching tools. This complete introductory guide to dyslexia is a must-read for parents of children with dyslexia, especially parents with children who are newly diagnosed, and for all those who work with dyslexic children and their families.

Understanding Dyslexia A Guide For Teachers And Parents

Author: Lawrence, Denis
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335235948
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dyslexia affects at least ten per cent of children and is the most common special educational need that teachers encounter. However, the characteristics of dyslexia can mean that it is often

The Dyslexia Checklist

Author: Sandra F. Rief
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047054984X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The International Book of Dyslexia

Author: Ian Smythe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470862866
Format: PDF, Docs
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Are difficulties in dyslexia the same the world over? What can we learn from resources and practice in different countries? In this book, individuals, institutions and organisations have been gathered from around the world to report on the policies, resources and training for people with dyslexia and those who work with them. Over 50 countries are included in this guide, together with details of dyslexia associations and resources. This unique collection offers a wealth of information to parents, teachers and individuals who are seeking support. It also will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and policy makers. This book is also available as an electronic supplement to The International Book of Dyslexia: A Cross-Language Comparison and Practice Guide which is available from your bookshop or from John Wiley & Sons Ltd ISBN 0471498416 The complete volume is an extensive and wide-ranging guide to both dyslexia research and practice around the world.

Dyslexia and Information and Communications Technology Second Edition

Author: Anita Keates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134132182
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Effective use of ICT can enhance many dyslexic pupils' access to the curriculum, but it has to be used appropriately. This book will be useful to all teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and parents who are keen to have practical advice on how to help a child in this way. Full of strategies and suggestions that are based on the author's extensive classroom experience, this accessible book is suitable for the ICT novice and more advanced user alike. The book has been fully updated to guide the user through the maze of hardware and software currently available, identifying those most suitable for different Key Stages and curriculum subjects as well as providing ICT solutions to the problems of assessing and screening for dyslexia.