Dyslexia in the Early Years: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Learning

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Psychology Press, 2006 - Education - 102 pages
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Packed full of activities, real-life case studies, tasks and suggestions, this informative book will equip teachers with the kind of practical knowledge needed to teach young children with dyslexia effectively.

Tackling the subject in a clear and realistic way, the author encourages teachers to think critically in terms of the changing nature of special educational needs, and teaching and learning in early years. She addresses a variety of classroom issues, such as:

  • assessment and identification of dyslexia
  • summarising and commenting on current debates
  • exploring the links between dyslexia, language, and social and emotional development
  • the most effective instructional methods and teaching styles conducive to supporting pupils with dyslexia in early years settings.

In addition the book considers the implications of current research for everyday classroom practice, makes recommendations for employing technologies and for accessing web-based information and resources.

 

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Contents

An overview of early years education
1
Chapter 1 Dyslexia in young learners
8
Chapter 2 Language and communication in young children with dyslexia
19
Chapter 3 Pastoral care in young children with dyslexia
28
Chapter 4 Identification and assessment of learning and development in early years
39
Chapter 5 Effectiveness in early years teaching and learning
50
Chapter 6 Information and communication technology
63
Chapter 7 Working with parents and other professionals
73
Final thoughts
86
Appendix
89
References
93
Index
101
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About the author (2006)

Dimitra Hartas is Associate Professor in the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick, UK. Her research and teaching interests focus on disability issues, children's language development and children's rights.

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