Day to day Dyslexia in the Classroom

Author: Joy Pollock
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415339711
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This fully revised and updated edition offers advice to teachers on how they can recognize specific learning difficulties and give practical help to children in their classes. Written in a jargon-free language, it provides guidelines on the way children with dyslexia learn language and achieve literacy and numeracy skills. It includes chapters on handwriting, study skills and classroom management, while bearing in mind numerous demands made on classroom teachers. This new edition includes reference to the National Literacy Strategy, how to make effective use of Teaching Assistants, and includes exercises which enable dyslexic people to become more ready to learn academically, as well as commentary on teaching children with diagnosed dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Fish in a Tree

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142426423
Format: PDF, ePub
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The author of the beloved One for the Murphysgives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in. oEverybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.o Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there's a lot more to her-and to everyone-than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike.

Supporting Children with Dyslexia

Author: Garry Squires
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781841900858
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Teaching Children with Dyslexia

Author: Philomena Ott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134345909
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Tool Kit for Tutors and Parents

Author: Yvonna Graham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477649220
Format: PDF, Docs
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Gathered from the latest research on dyslexia along with early practices which have been overlooked in the test-intensive school environment, a successful dyslexia tutor shares the tools of her trade because she believes that it's a crime to let bright children grow up illiterate!

Dyslexia and Mental Health

Author: Neil Alexander-Passe
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500682
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dyslexia is a complex condition that affects not only learning but every part of life. Experience or fear of social stigma can lead people with dyslexia to camouflage the difficulties they face, to withdraw and to adopt negative coping strategies, particularly if they lack adequate support, identification and intervention. This can have lasting impact on their emotional health. Neil Alexander-Passe is an experienced researcher and a special needs teacher in secondary mainstream education. He also has dyslexia. Neil uses his personal and professional experience to shed light on the complexities surrounding dyslexia and examines psychological theories such as ego-defence mechanisms and learned helplessness that reveal how people deal with its emotional impact. He offers guidelines and advice, illustrated with real life examples, about how to help people with dyslexia avoid harmful coping strategies and learn to deal with stress, anxiety and low self-esteem in more effective and psychologically positive ways. This book will help educational and clinical psychologists, teachers, mental health specialists, counsellors and therapists understand the emotional complexities of dyslexia.

Living With Dyslexia

Author: Barbara Riddick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135191743
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book reinforces the need for understanding and support for children with dyslexia from parents and teachers, but also the importance of the children's own understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in order to fulfil their potential. It should be recommended reading for all those involved in dyslexia. - Professor Angela Fawcett, Director of the Centre for Child Research, Swansea University What is it like living with dyslexia on a day-to-day basis? Based on interviews with dyslexic children and their families, this insightful book presents first-hand accounts of how dyslexia affects the children themselves and the people around them. Living with Dyslexia, Second Edition places the original fascinating findings within the context of current research and practice in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. The author: examines issues of confidence and self-esteem; explores the coping strategies adopted by children and adults with dyslexia; investigates the concept of dyslexia-friendly schools; studies how children were first identified as having dyslexia, and the social and emotional difficulties they encountered; offers guidance on how teachers and parents can best support children with specific learning difficulties; considers the cognitive, educational, social and emotional perspectives in order for teachers and parents to gain a better understanding of dyslexia. This new edition provides an updated account of cognitive research and examines important changes in relation to Special Educational Needs policy and practice in the last ten years, including the Revised SEN Code of Practice (2001), Removing Barriers to Achievement (2004) and the National Literacy Strategy (2006). Living with Dyslexia recognises that the voices of children with dyslexia are increasingly important in developing good educational practice and makes an important contribution to the literature on dyslexia.

Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom

Author: Joanna Nijakowska
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847694003
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book addresses specific learning difficulties in reading and spelling – developmental dyslexia. Set in the cross-linguistic context, it presents issues surrounding dyslexia from the perspective of a foreign language teacher. It is intended to serve as a reference book for those involved in foreign language teaching, including experienced in-service teachers and novice teachers, as well as teacher trainers and trainees. It offers an up-to-date and reader-friendly study of the mechanisms of dyslexia and an overview of the current research on the disorder, in theoretical and practical terms. Its aim is to help teachers tackle one of the many challenges they face in the modern classroom: the organization of an effective foreign language teaching process for students with dyslexia.

The Little Book of Dyslexia

Author: Joe Beech
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781350167
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A book for teachers that shares Joe Beech's story but, more importantly, is full of practical ideas that can be used by students with dyslexia and by teachers teaching children with dyslexia.The Little Book of Dyslexia references both personal experience and current research and findings in order to highlight issues faced by people with dyslexia. It looks at a number of strategies which can be used both inside and outside the classroom to help students with dyslexia. It also lists various resources which can be used alongside these strategies to create a successful learning environment for those with dyslexia.The book progresses through the various challenges that are faced at different age ranges, starting with the youngest, including some of the early signs you may see with dyslexia, moving up through primary and secondary school and finally onto university and being a student teacher.An outstanding guide for students, teachers and parents.

The Dyslexic Advantage

Author: Brock Eide
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452297923
Format: PDF, ePub
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The neurolearning-expert creators of the award-winning blog by the same name reveal the unique brain structure and organization of dyslexic individuals, identifying how the differences responsible for reading challenges also enable specific mechanical, artistic, narrative and dynamic talents. Reprint.