The Dyslexia Friendly Teacher s Toolkit

Author: Barbara Pavey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446283089
Format: PDF, Docs
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'This book is a really practical, hands-on guide packed woth a wealth of advice on strategies and "things to try" reflecting the authors' extensive experience. If you want to make effective, inclusive dyslexia-friendly classrooms a reality rather than an aspiration, this book is for you' -Dr John P. Rack, Head of Research and Development, Dyslexia Action In this toolkit the authors provide you with the foundations for making your setting and your teaching style dyslexia-friendly. There is a general overview of the principles and practices required, and what the dyslexia-aware teacher needs to bear in mind. Chapters cover: - understanding learners with dyslexia; - dyslexia and phonics; - dyslexia and English as an Additional Language; - dyslexia and mathematics; - dyslexia and science; - dyslexia and creativity. Each chapter includes visual chapter overviews, tried and tested strategies for the classroom and the whole school, using technology to help learners, case studies from practice, children's voices and sources of further information. The book offers you ideas and advice, and will ensure you feel confident you are doing the right things to help overcome barriers to learning. Barbara Pavey is a lecturer in Higher Education, training dyslexia specialists in the North of England. Margaret Meehan is Coordinator of Specialist Tuition at Swansea University Sarah Davis is an Early Years Leading Teacher working in North Yorkshire

Dyslexia friendly Strategies for Reading Spelling and Handwriting

Author: Diane Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315405563
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many pupils with dyslexia have poor spelling and handwriting, even when their reading is adequate. This practical yet evidence-based book shows teachers who work with pupils with dyslexia how they can effectively address these areas of weakness. Diane Montgomery introduces her popular Cognitive Process Strategies for Spelling (CPSS) and provides guidance on how this direct action can be successfully used in both primary and secondary contexts.? The book describes dyslexia-friendly approaches in Logographic, Alphabetic and Orthographic phases – ‘the three faces’ of dyslexia. Best literacy practice for all children is illustrated in a developmental reading and spelling approach, handwriting as a support to literacy teaching is explained and strategies for overcoming handwriting difficulties are detailed from Reception onwards. Dyslexia-friendly Strategies for Reading, Spelling and Handwriting is full of new research, case examples and practical methods that have been tried and tested in the classroom. This is a must-read guide for all teachers and SENCOs in primary and secondary settings working with pupils with dyslexia.

Dyslexia and Early Childhood

Author: Barbara E. Pavey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317816889
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Specific Learning Difficulties What Teachers Need to Know

Author: Diana Hudson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500461
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book clearly explains what Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) are, and describes the symptoms of conditions most commonly encountered in the mainstream classroom: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and OCD. The author provides an overview of the strengths and weaknesses commonly associated with each of these conditions, as well as practical suggestions for modifying teaching materials and methods to make learning enjoyable, effective and accessible for students. There are also dedicated chapters on helping students with SpLDs to develop effective revision skills and exam techniques. This straight-talking and accessible guide is ideal for teachers, teaching assistants, and those in school management who want to know more about supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties.

The Autism Inclusion Toolkit

Author: Maggie Bowen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446245489
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'This resource will be very valuable for professionals planning in-service training to assist settings to develop as Autistic Spectrum Disorder-friendly environments...the training would also help all settings become truly inclusive and friendly for all children and young people' - Special Children Includes CD-Rom A growing number of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are educated in mainstream settings. To support them effectively and maximise their learning potential, it is essential that all school staff fully understand their needs. This complete training package can be delivered during staff meetings and on INSET days, to ensure autism-friendly practice throughout the school. This toolkit demonstrates the value of using self-evaluation tools to improve services and includes: - a CD Rom with PowerPoint slides - guidance on how best to deliver INSET - activities and case studies to facilitate discussion - discussions of issues for consideration in relation to School Access Plans and the Disability Equality Duty - advice on useful resources, literature and web sites. Teachers, SENCOs and management staff in primary and secondary schools will find this an essential training resource.

Supporting Children with Dyslexia

Author: Garry Squires
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781841900858
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on the practical difficulties facing dyslexic pupils every day in the classroom and provides teachers and parents with strategies to support and enable them to access the curriculum with a minimum of fuss and upheaval.

The Inclusion Toolkit

Author: Sarah Herbert
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446250059
Format: PDF, Docs
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With downloadable electronic resources Are you looking for ways to make your classroom more inclusive to children with learning difficulties? The practical strategies suggested in this book are supported by current research into effective teaching and learning, and the author shows you how inclusion friendly teaching could look in your classroom. The book is aimed at the teacher who wishes to respond to the diversity of learning needs of children that are placed within their mainstream classroom, without teaching each child differently. The advice given for teaching all learners aged 7 to 14 will help you ensure that you are providing well for all your learners that only a very few will need substantially different support. Rather than focussing on the differences between learners, the common strategies that will enhance the learning of all, based on the common concerns of class teachers working with pupils who have Special Educational Needs, are identified. Structured around the three areas of memory, motivation, and communication which are key to addressing inclusion friendly teaching, the book covers: - the memory friendly classroom - the motivation friendly classroom - the communication-friendly classroom Ideal for all classroom teachers working with children aged 7 to 14, and with plenty of supporting material available to download from the SAGE website, which works in tandem with each chapter of the book, this toolkit will make inclusive teaching a reality.

Supporting Children with Dyslexia

Author: Hull City Council
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317288793
Format: PDF, ePub
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Completely revised and updated in light of the new 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this second edition of Supporting Children with Dyslexia provides valuable advice and resources for teachers, TAs and SENCOs supporting pupils on the dyslexic spectrum. This practical resource will help those who are looking for expert guidance and strategies, as well as providing a professional development tool which will encourage outstanding practice at all levels. Spanning pre-school, primary and secondary teaching, this book covers the key areas to be considered when supporting pupils with dyslexia, including: how to identify a young person with dyslexia practical strategies for pre-school, primary and secondary settings useful advice to give to parents and carers of children and young people with dyslexia useful materials for continual professional development. Featuring helpful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources, this book provides guidance and practical strategies for identifying and supporting young people with dyslexia that will be of use to teachers, TAs, SENCOs and other educational professionals.

LLN Workplace Toolkit Activities to Raise Awareness of LLN Literacy Language and Numeracy Strategies to Create an LLN Friendly Environment

Author: London South Bank University
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781872972800
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The UK 'LLN Workplace Toolkit' has been developed for trainers and individuals to use within a range of working environments and contexts. It contains a selection of photocopiable training materials which are designed to raise awareness of the impact difficulties with language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) may have on an individual, and offers strategies to develop a more supportive workplace. This resource is designed for use with groups or individuals from a variety of workplace environments and with organisations that have varied training requirements. The resources can be used with people from the following groups: * Employees within organisations who wish to raise their awareness of the the LLN needs of their client groups * Front-line workers who communicate with members of the public and want to improve the quality of their information, advice and guidance * Managers, supervisors and trainers who wish to develop a greater understanding of LLN issues within the workplace to enable them to further support and upskill their workforce * Companies and businesses who want to develop strategies to support the LLN needs of their staff and to improve efficiency and employee satisfaction * Voluntary and community sector employees and volunteers who wish to further support the LLN needs of their staff and service users * Teachers, trainers and education professionals who wish to support their continual professional development requirements Table of contents: * Why is the LLN Workplace Toolkit useful? (Benefits to the workforce. Benefits to the organisation. How to use the toolkit) * The context: Skills policies and reports (Aims: to raise awareness of the national policies and reports which support the skills development of adults, to develop a greater understanding of the context of skills development within the workplace) * Case studies: personal impact (Aims: to develop an understanding of the impact difficulties with LLN has on many aspects of a person's life, to develop an understanding of people's behaviour, which may indicate some difficulties with LLN) * Literacy awareness - reading (Aims: to develop an understanding of what it feels like to find reading difficult, to identify specific barriers to reading which create additional difficulties for people who already find reading a challenge) * Literacy awareness - writing (Aims: to develop an understanding of what it feels like to find writing difficult, to look at strategies that can be used to make writing situations less threatening and stressful, to identify ways of making the workplace more writer-friendly) * ESOL awareness (Aims: to develop an understanding of what it feels like to have to communicate in a language one is not fluent in, to develop an understanding of the type of difficulties people who are still in the process of learning English may encounter, to develop some strategies to enable more effective two-way communication with people who are still in the process of learning English) * Numeracy awareness (Aims: to develop an understanding of what it feels like to find working with numbers difficult, to explore the reasons for some common numeracy problems, to identify ways of making the workplace more numeracy friendly) * Dyslexia awareness (Aims: to raise awareness of dyslexia, to build an existing knowledge of what dyslexia, to build on existing knowledge of what dyslexic adults may experience, to consider ways of making the workplace more dyslexia friendly) * Different ways of learning (Aims: to develop an understanding of how differently people like to learn and work, to develop an understanding that other people may learn and work in different ways and why, to identify ways of making the workplace more open to different working and learning preferences).