Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook

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Wiley, May 5, 1998 - Education - 264 pages
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How can the research in reading help me teach dyslexic children?
How can I help dyslexic students learn more effectively?
How can I select appropriate resources for the classroom?

This comprehensive handbook answers these and many other important questions integrating research and practice in an accessible form. This practical guide will help professionals and parents to make an informed choice in the selection of materials, and provides a choice of strategies for classroom use for teachers. The text

  • explores and explains research in reading and learning, and promotes the use of learning styles and study skills techniques which enable dyslexic students to acquire some degree of self-sufficiency in learning
  • examines all aspects of practice, including a wealth of assessment techniques providing an assessment framework which teachers can implement and adapt to accommodate to their own particular teaching context
  • covers many learning approaches from early education to higher education
  • includes a review of resources in a special section which describes over a hundred different strategies, resources and books on dyslexia, and comments on how these may be used
"The sections on assessment, programmes, strategies and the review of resources will be invaluable to our Learning Support team, by bringing all those together under one cover. In summary, I found the handbook practical, readable, concise and an invaluable resource." Frederika Ritherdon, Principal SEN Officer, Bolton LEA, UK

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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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