The Dyslexic Adult: Interventions and Outcomes - An Evidence-based Approach

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2013 - Education - 336 pages
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A definitive and evidence-based guide for psychologists, teachers, coaches, HR personnel and all professionals who must understand and work with dyslexic adults.
  • The only book to look at dyslexia within the context of life span developmental psychology, including the factors that contribute to success - now fully revised and updated
  • Combines an accessible style with a strong focus on evidence-based practice and a sound theoretical model on which to base assessment, counselling, teaching and training
  • Provides a clear guide to the kinds of assessment that can be conducted and the ways in which dyslexic adults can be supported in selection, training, education and employment
  • Includes coverage of overlapping syndromes such as dyspraxia and dyscalculia, and up-to-date check lists for syndromes that can be used as part of the assessment process
 

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Contents

The Workplace AssessmentZConsultation
Interventions
Identification and Assessment
Checklists
Speed of Reading
Counselling
Personal Development
The Importance of Metacognition to Learning and Working
Career Development and Guidance
Dyslexia At Work
The Managers Role
MemoQr
Minute and Note Taking
and Adiustments
Advocacy
Epilogue

Literacy for Living
Academic and Professional Learning Skills

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About the author (2013)

David McLoughlin is a Visiting Professor in Psychology at the University of Buckingham. He is Director of Independent Dyslexia Consultants, a UK organisation which has worked with dyslexic adults and children for 25 years.

Carol A. Leather is training director at Independent Dyslexia Consultants and a researcher at Surrey University. She has been instrumental in developing strategic approaches to support dyslexic employees in sectors including the emergency services, banking and the civil service.

Together, David and Carol edited the 2010 edition of the British Dyslexia Association's prestigious Dyslexia in Employment Handbook.

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