Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook

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Wiley, May 15, 2003 - Business & Economics - 420 pages
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This thoroughly revised edition of the popular Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of research and practice in dyslexia. It provides a range of assessment and teaching strategies that can be applied in mainstream primary and secondary schools.

This new edition:

  • reviews new and alternative interventions for dyslexia and international initiatives

  • focuses on inclusion, describing best practice in schools, as well as covering issues relating to multilingualism

  • highlights the challenges presented by individual subject areas of the curriculum, issues for students in further and continuing education and the perspective of parents

  • includes a fully revised annotated bibliography of recently published resources and comments on how they can be used.
This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource for those studying for a recognised qualification in Special Education and Dyslexia, as well as providing an accessible guide for parents, teachers and other professionals.


'Gavin Reid has the ability to make a complicated subject easily accessible to the reader. ? I recommend this book to everyone undertaking teacher training and to all teachers with pupils struggling with literacy.' European Journal of Special Needs Education

'This book brings together in a helpful format a great deal of useful information and ideas which will be of value to teachers and others working in this field.' The Psychologist

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Dr. Gavin Reid is a consultant to the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) based in Kuwait. He is also educational psychologist to REACH Learning Center in North Vancouver, Canada and a director and consultant to the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire. He was a senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007. He has made over 600 conference and seminar presentations in over 45 countries including Norway, Denmark, Germany, United States, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iceland, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Estonia, Greece, Austria, Slovenia, Israel, Egypt, Gambia, Canada, Dubai, Kuwait and Hungary. He currently 21 books in print in the area of teacher education in the field of dyslexia, literacy learning styles and motivation and wrote and developed the first Masters course in Specific Learning Difficulties in the UK in 1993. Many of his books are used as course texts in courses throughout the UK and in many other countries. These include: Dyslexia: A Practitioners Handbook (Wiley 1998, 2003), Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents (2004), Dyslexia and Inclusion (2005) and Learning Styles and Inclusion (2005). Some of his books have been translated into Arabic, Polish, Italian and Greek. He is co-author of a computer aided diagnostic assessment and profiling procedures (Special Needs Assessment Profile SNAP) which has received three national award commendations and was winner of the Special Needs Category at the NASEN/TES book awards in Birmingham, UK in March 2006. He has been invited to be external examiner at fifteen universities world wide for PhD candidates and masters courses. He was a member of the British Dyslexia Association Teacher Training Accreditation Board from 1996-2007 and was also overseas patron for the Learning and Behaviour Charitable Trust in New Zealand. He is the international consultant for the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors.

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