Towards a Sociology of Dyslexia by Stephen James Macdonald

Towards a Sociology of Dyslexia
  • Title : Towards a Sociology of Dyslexia
  • Author : Stephen James Macdonald
  • Publisher : Stephen James Macdonald
  • ISBN Code : 3639131134
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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The aim of this book is to establish a sociological understanding of dyslexia within adulthood. The research explores the effects dyslexia has on the lives of individuals within an educational and employment context. A feature of the study is that it draws from literature within the social model of disability rather than employing the psycho- educational approach that dominates contemporary research. The study has placed dyslexia within the field of disability studies in an attempt to understand how this syndrome can be interpreted through the concept of disabling barriers. In order to explore dyslexia within the field of disability studies the book employs a biographical narrative approach. The book discusses the importance of identifying and supporting people with dyslexia within education and employment. By acknowledging that dyslexia is affected by issues of socio- economic status, the research has broadened the debate in relation to labelling individuals within education. The study has developed a pro-labelling approach based on evidence from the social and educational perspectives in order to represent the voices of participants within this study.


Crime and Dyslexia by Stephen James Macdonald Ph. D.,Stephen James MacDonald

Crime and Dyslexia
  • Title : Crime and Dyslexia
  • Author : Stephen James Macdonald Ph. D.,Stephen James MacDonald
  • Publisher : Stephen James Macdonald
  • ISBN Code : 3639177525
  • Pages : 120
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The focus of this book is on examining issues of dyslexia, social exclusion and crime. Current estimations suggest that people with dyslexia are considerably over-represented in the UK's criminal justice system. The aim of this book is to employ a psycho-sociological methodology to expand knowledge on dyslexia and criminal behaviour. This approach rejects the bio-medical model of crime and places dyslexia and criminality within a social context. Developing a social model of crime and dyslexia, the book utilizes both quantitative and qualitative research methods to establish links between undiagnosed dyslexia, restricted literacy levels and criminal behaviours. The idea that social inequalities are due to issues of socio-economic status is an essential viewpoint in this study. The book primarily explores sociological links between undiagnosed dyslexia and reoffending and emphasizes the importance of dyslexia support. It uses a social model approach to locate disabling barriers with the aim of improving support for people with dyslexia and reducing reoffending.


The Ultimate Book for Overcoming Dyslexia - Tools for Kids, Teenagers & Adults by Jessica Caplain

The Ultimate Book for Overcoming Dyslexia - Tools for Kids, Teenagers & Adults
  • Title : The Ultimate Book for Overcoming Dyslexia - Tools for Kids, Teenagers & Adults
  • Author : Jessica Caplain
  • Publisher : JNR via PublishDrive
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 60
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How To Handle And Plan Your Kid's Life To Get A Handle On His Dyslexia Condition Know The Secrets Of Overcoming Dyslexia With This Book! You have chosen this book because you are thinking of your child’s well-being. He may be having a hard time keeping up in class, often makes spelling errors and hates to read even the simplest of words. You may have been seeking for some advice on what you can do to help him do better in academics, particularly in reading and writing. You have probably asked yourself, what is wrong with my child? – And though a little hesitant, you have probably considered finally getting an assessment to clear your head from all the worries and the never-ending questions. There’s just so much to take in. What’s in the Book? This book provides you with in-depth, relevant information regarding Dyslexia (both for kids, teenagers and adults alike). Instead of being buried with mountain of theories or lose your eagerness with confusing terminologies, we’ll give you only the most straightforward facts about Dyslexia, and nothing else. The book aims to impart parents with practical ideas on hands-on activities that your child might enjoy doing, along with strategies that may benefit him for a lifetime – as there are actually plenty of tips we can utilize to help your kid stay organized and keep the b’s and d’s facing the correct way. If you found yourself reading through this intro, you have either started to consider the possibility of Dyslexia or may have already done your homework. Your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) may already be underway, too. Whatever phase you are in at the moment, this book provides you with guidance and assurance; both medical and legal that will help you raise a strong-willed individual. Here's what you'll learn: Introduction Chapter I: Dyslexia Defined Common misconceptions Symptoms When to have your child tested What you can do at home Facts about dyslexia Dyslexia as a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Knowing the causes Types of dyslexia Dyslexia VS ADD and ADHD Your preschooler and signs of late development Dyslexia signs in your school-age child Visible signs in teens and adults Taking action now Chapter II: Knowing When to Seek Help Delayed speech Ear infections Vision problems Issues with motor skills Getting ready for kindergarten Dyslexia is NOT a behavioural disorder Monitoring your school-aged child Starting to feel unhappy and being disorganized Talking to your child’s teacher Having your child tested for dyslexia Never too late Looking for a Test Administrator Within your child’s school district Independent Test Administrators Test results and the terminologies Section 504 Independent tutor Deciding not to test Chapter III: Exploring Your Options Traditional public schools Assessments School programs Help beyond the classroom Meeting the school staff Getting to know the resource teacher The support staff The principal Alternative schooling Magnet schools Montessori schools Deciding on a school Home schooling Reading textbooks Looking for workbooks Extra materials Individualized Education Program IEP meeting IEP document: The fine print Preparing for the IEP meeting Acts governing the IEP Knowing your and your child’s rights Avoiding the land mines Retention Chapter IV: Doing Your Part in Your Child’s Treatment Dealing with rhyming words Getting used to phonics Using kindness to manage your child’s difficulties Multisensory learning Making homework more enjoyable Unleashing the happy hormones Helping your child manage everyday challenges How to listen to your child Empowering your child Responding to your child’s mistakes Teaching directions Navigation Improving hand-eye coordination during play Copying Telling time Remembering a sequence Maintaining peace and order at home Chapter V: Dyslexia: Beyond the Childhood Years Boosting your child’s self-confidence Facing school-related challenges Dealing with all the reading and writing The importance of note-taking Studying foreign languages Planning for college and career Developing work skills Heading off to college Entrance exam Looking for schools and majors Disability programs Dealing with applications and interviews Picking the school Seeking financial assistance Dyslexia in adulthood Building a family Download this book today


The Science of Dyslexia by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011)

The Science of Dyslexia
  • Title : The Science of Dyslexia
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011)
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  • Pages : 109
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  • Language : English
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Dyslexia in Practice by Janet Townend,Martin Turner

Dyslexia in Practice
  • Title : Dyslexia in Practice
  • Author : Janet Townend,Martin Turner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780306462528
  • Pages : 349
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  • Language : English
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Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that hinders the learning of literacy skills. This problem with managing verbal codes in memory is neurologically based and tends to run in families. Other symbolic systems, such as mathematics and musical notation, can also be affected. Dyslexia can occur at any level of intellectual ability. It can accompany, but is not a result of, lack of motivation, emotional disturbance, sensory impairment or meagre opportunities. The effects of dyslexia can be alleviated by skilled specialist teaching and committed learning. Moreover many dyslexic people have visual and spatial abilities which enable them to be successful in a wide range of careers. The appearance of this book .. is to be welcomed. It represents a full statement of the best practice to be found in the many kinds of intervention that are conducted with dyslexic students. It addresses some fundamental questions that are seldom asked and much of what the skilled teacher knows and does is set down here in print for the first time. From the Preface: `Collectively, the chapters provide a synthesis of current practice focusing on how to assess and treat the symptoms of dyslexia, guided by a proper understanding of the cognitive and linguistic weaknesses that underpin the condition. The book makes clear that the backbone of intervention for dyslexia is a highly structured multisensory approach that teaches reading and spelling skills at the appropriate rate. However, it is also explicit in pointing out that such a programme must be delivered with due attention to individual differences in the other cognitive skills that contribute to literacy development, and take account of the learner's style, interests and not least their confidence and self-esteem. This book provides an important resource for teachers who wish to become competent in the skills required for the assessment, teaching, supporting and counselling of dyslexic people in a variety of settings. It promises to reach many teachers and in turn, their students and families'. Margaret J. Snowling, University of York, UK


Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia by Benita A. Blachman

Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia
  • Title : Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia
  • Author : Benita A. Blachman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135689520
  • Pages : 488
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  • Language : English
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The chapters in this volume are based on presentations made at a recent conference on cognitive and linguistic foundations of reading acquisition. The researchers who participated have all made contributions to the theoretical and empirical understanding of how children learn to read. They were asked to address not only what they have learned from their research, but also to discuss unsolved problems. This dialogue prompted numerous questions of both a theoretical and applied nature, generated heated debate, and fueled optimism about the important gains that have been made in the scientific understanding of the reading process, especially of the critical role played by phonological abilities.


Dyslexia by Margaret J. Snowling

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : Margaret J. Snowling
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198818300
  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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Since dyslexia was first described in the British Medical Journal in 1896, there has been debate about the definitions and diagnostic procedures used, with some casting doubt on its very existence. However, there is now a considerable body of research regarding the nature and characteristics of this relatively common learning disorder. The contemporary view of dyslexia has emerged from a century of research in medicine, psychology, and more recently neuroscience, and we now understand enough about this learning disorder to guide policy and practice. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible overview of this exciting field of research, beginning with its history, and drawing on testimony from people living with dyslexia. Considering the potential causes of dyslexia, and looking at both genetic and environment factors, Margaret Snowling shows how cross-linguistic studies have documented the prevalence of dyslexia in different languages. Discussing the various brain scanning techniques that have been used to find out if the brains of people with dyslexia differ in structure or function from those of typical readers, Snowling moves on to weigh up various strategies and interventions which can help people living with dyslexia today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Dyslexia by Frank R. Vellutino

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : Frank R. Vellutino
  • Publisher : MIT Press (MA)
  • ISBN Code : 9780262720076
  • Pages : 427
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  • Language : English
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The first study to provide a systematic and comprehensive overview of dyslexia, one of the most misunderstood—and most expensive—problems known to psychologists and educators.


Dyslexia: An Introduction to Learning Disorder by Gopal

Dyslexia: An Introduction to Learning Disorder
  • Title : Dyslexia: An Introduction to Learning Disorder
  • Author : Gopal
  • Publisher : Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN Code : 1259026787
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Dyslexia: From Theory to Intervention by Torleiv Høien,Per Sundberg

Dyslexia: From Theory to Intervention
  • Title : Dyslexia: From Theory to Intervention
  • Author : Torleiv Høien,Per Sundberg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780792363095
  • Pages : 230
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  • Language : English
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Dyslexia research has been proceeding by quantum leaps. Great advances have been made in the past few years, and while many unanswered questions remain, we nonetheless do know a great deal about the causes and nature of the condition, and how teachers should treat it. This book, by two of Europe's leading experts, gathers together a vast amount of recent international research on the causes and remediation of dyslexia, and presents a cognitive model of the normal reading process and a process-analytic diagnostic model. Much of this material appears in English for the first time.


Dyslexia by Miles, T.R,Miles, Elaine

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : Miles, T.R,Miles, Elaine
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN Code : 0335200346
  • Pages : 198
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This new edition is a complete re-write of the original book and reports on new areas of research and raises questions about the different forms which dyslexia can take in different languages. The book also looks afresh at assessment, teaching approaches, and counselling.


Dyslexia by Glynis Hannell

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : Glynis Hannell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136788697
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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A clearly explained guide to helping pupils cope with their dyslexia, this book dispels common myths and includes: * Comprehensive coverage of dyslexia -what it is and what causes it * Action plans to help pupils overcome their difficulties with reading, writing, spelling and maths * Advice on how pupils with dyslexia can boost their memory, concentration and motivation * Checklists for identifying pupils' dyslexia


Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports and Interventions by Sandra Rief

Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports and Interventions
  • Title : Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports and Interventions
  • Author : Sandra Rief
  • Publisher : NPR Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1935609165
  • Pages : 4
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This reference guide presents valuable information on dyslexia, as well as practical classroom strategies and accommodations to address areas such as: Phonological Awareness Decoding & Word Recognition Fluency Other important supports include study skills, learning strategies and social/emotional supports. Research-based Tier 2 and 3 interventions for students with dyslexia are also provided. A powerful "desk reference" for every teacher committed to addressing the needs of students with dyslexia in their classrooms.


The Dyslexia Debate by Julian G. Elliott,Elena L. Grigorenko

The Dyslexia Debate
  • Title : The Dyslexia Debate
  • Author : Julian G. Elliott,Elena L. Grigorenko
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521119863
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An examination of how we use the term 'dyslexia' and how this may undermine aid for struggling readers.


Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics by Anne Henderson

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics
  • Title : Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics
  • Author : Anne Henderson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0415683114
  • Pages : 150
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  • Language : English
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Rev. ed. of: Maths for the dyslexic / Anne Henderson. c1998.


Dyslexia by Lindsay Peer,Gavin Reid,British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : Lindsay Peer,Gavin Reid,British Dyslexia Association
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1853467421
  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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Increasingly dyslexia is becoming a whole-school issue. The responsibility for addressing the needs of dyslexic students no longer rests with one individual but is the responsibility of all school staff - subject specialists and school management. This timely book addresses this need by providing specific guidance to secondary school staff on how to support dyslexic students within different subject areas and within the principles and practices of inclusion.


Dyslexia by Patience Thomson,Peter Gilchrist

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : Patience Thomson,Peter Gilchrist
  • Publisher : Nelson Thornes
  • ISBN Code : 9780748757930
  • Pages : 283
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  • Language : English
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Dyslexia is a distressing disability that effects many children and adults causing much concern among parents and those working with the individuals concerned. This book outlines and develops a multidisciplinary model for the education of dyslexic children.


The International Book of Dyslexia by Ian Smythe,John Everatt,Robin Salter

The International Book of Dyslexia
  • Title : The International Book of Dyslexia
  • Author : Ian Smythe,John Everatt,Robin Salter
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470862866
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Are difficulties in dyslexia the same the world over? What can we learn from resources and practice in different countries? In this book, individuals, institutions and organisations have been gathered from around the world to report on the policies, resources and training for people with dyslexia and those who work with them. Over 50 countries are included in this guide, together with details of dyslexia associations and resources. This unique collection offers a wealth of information to parents, teachers and individuals who are seeking support. It also will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and policy makers. This book is also available as an electronic supplement to The International Book of Dyslexia: A Cross-Language Comparison and Practice Guide which is available from your bookshop or from John Wiley & Sons Ltd ISBN 0471498416 The complete volume is an extensive and wide-ranging guide to both dyslexia research and practice around the world.


Dyslexia by Trevor Payne,Elizabeth Turner

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : Trevor Payne,Elizabeth Turner
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 9781853594106
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is a handy, practical guide to the educational difficulties encountered by children experiencing specific learning difficulties (dyslexia). It is aimed at parents of dyslexic children and non-specialist teachers who have these children in their classes. It is written by two experienced and qualified practitioners. The authors have aimed to write the book in plain English, with a minimum of jargon and technical language.


An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals by Alan M. Hultquist

An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals
  • Title : An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals
  • Author : Alan M. Hultquist
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781846425271
  • Pages : 112
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  • Language : English
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'This book does exactly what it says on the tin! Hultquist deals with the causes, types and sub types of dyslexia. He explains how dyslexia is diagnosed and remediated and gives appendices on agencies, resources and practical classroom strategies. I would highly recommend this book to parents who have just received a dyslexia diagnosis in the family, to professionals working with those with dyslexia and to specialist teachers to have as a handy reference/refresher tool. For all these audiences, Hultquist writes in such measured, clear and uncluttered prose that no one can take the journey from diagnosis to remediation without feeling that one is in the hands of someone who really understands the issues surrounding a dyslexia diagnosis, not only for the one diagnosed but also for the whole family and the professionals working with them.' - Dyslexia Contact 'This short, to - the- point book is an absolute "must buy" for any parent with a child with dyslexia, or any teacher with a child with dyslexia in her class. I asked a parent of a child with dyslexia to read this book and give me an honest opinion. Her reply is as good a recommendation as any review I can write: "I could see my son straight away. I now understand why he has particular reading and writing difficulties. I hope his teacher reads this book and is able to take note of this author's advice.".' - Special Children Magazine 'This is only a short book, but it is a model of consciousness and clarity. It covers much ground and should fulfill its purpose as an introduction for both parents and teachers who wish to increase their understanding of dyslexia.' -The School Librarian Journal This practical guide provides basic need-to-know information for parents and professionals and answers frequently asked questions about dyslexia. Using illustrative case studies, Alan M. Hultquist addresses many of the issues surrounding dyslexia, including possible causes and subtypes, means of testing, remediation and the controversial matter of "staying back" to repeat a school year. He identifies possible methods of classroom accommodation for dyslexic students in a range of subject areas. The list of useful resources at the back of the book can be used by parents and professionals to help explain dyslexia to children, and to help them find further information and teaching tools. This complete introductory guide to dyslexia is a must-read for parents of children with dyslexia, especially parents with children who are newly diagnosed, and for all those who work with dyslexic children and their families.


How to Detect and Manage Dyslexia by Philomena Ott

How to Detect and Manage Dyslexia
  • Title : How to Detect and Manage Dyslexia
  • Author : Philomena Ott
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • ISBN Code : 9780435104191
  • Pages : 408
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  • Language : English
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A reference book aimed at learning support co-ordinators, specialist and non-specialist teachers, and all others involved in helping students with dyslexia. The book includes: step-by-step explanation of the Special Needs Code of Practice legislation; help with teaching spelling and writing to dyslexic students; advice on study skills and preparation for GCSE examinations; information on the provision made by examination boards for dyslexic students; guidance on how technology can help the dyslexic learner; and help with identifying the early warning signs of dyslexia.


Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School by Catherine Christo,John M. Davis,Stephen E. Brock

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School
  • Title : Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School
  • Author : Catherine Christo,John M. Davis,Stephen E. Brock
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780387886008
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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As many as one in four children experiences problems with reading. Dyslexia, the most common learning disability leads to well-documented negative effects on school and, ultimately, adult success. Therefore, it is critical that school professionals provide early and effective assessment and intervention. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School equips practitioners with in-depth understanding of the disorder and a wealth of practical information for meeting student needs. This volume: Reviews up-to-date findings on dyslexia – causes, prevalence, and related conditions. Provides research-based tools for identifying and addressing dyslexia. Offers a detailed framework for case finding and screening, diagnostic and psychoeducational assessment as well as age- and grade-appropriate intervention. Explains the roles and responsibilities of school psychologists when it comes to identifying students with dyslexia. Focuses solely on dyslexia, unlike most other books on learning disabilities. As the duties of school psychologists and related education professionals become more complex, recognizing and providing services for students with learning disorders has become progressively more demanding. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School offers practitioners an accessible and easy-to-read reference that they will use for years to come.


Dyslexia by Rebecca Sims

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : Rebecca Sims
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Dyslexia by Gavin Reid

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : Gavin Reid
  • Publisher : Burns & Oates
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 115
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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". Dyslexia explained. 1. 2. Spotting dyslexia. 17. 3. Teaching approaches. 40. 4. Curriculum planning and differentiated approaches. 61. 5. Social and emotional considerations. 80. 6. Information for parents and teachers. 93.


Dyslexia by James Doyle

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : James Doyle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470698497
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is written for concerned parents and teachers. It describes all the basics needed for an insight into dyslexia and covers description, assessment, diagnosis, parental rights, legislation and the statutory "Statementing" process. This second edition has been fully revised, expanded and updated to incorporate latest research findings and modern practices, the Green Paper'Meeting Special Educational Needs', the DFES National Literacy Strategy, the new (2002) Code of Practice (Special Educational Needs) together with the latest recommendations of professional bodies and supportive agencies. The book is descriptive and informative. Its aim is to assist, enable and support involved adults in their efforts best to meet the specialised needs of dyslexic children. Any controversial aspect of the subject is described objectively and impartially, both sides of the case being presented without bias. Dyslexia is described against the general background of the normal teaching and learning of reading in the mainstream education system. The Second Edition, generously illustrated throughout with drawings, diagrams, tables, flowcharts and graphs, contains an additional chapter, more appendices and an expanded glossary.


Phonological Dyslexia by Max Coltheart

Phonological Dyslexia
  • Title : Phonological Dyslexia
  • Author : Max Coltheart
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780863779541
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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This special issue describes numerous cases of phonological dyslexia, including a developmental case which has been studied in depth, and two cases of the disorder in Japanese readers. The implications of data from acquired phonological dyslexia for computational models of reading are discussed.


Living with Dyslexia by Barbara Riddick

Living with Dyslexia
  • Title : Living with Dyslexia
  • Author : Barbara Riddick
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 0415125014
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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What is it like living with dyslexia on a day-to-day basis? This book, based on interviews with children with dyslexia and their families, presents first-hand accounts of just what dyslexia means for the children themselves and for the people around them. It looks at how children were first identified as dyslexic, the social and emotional difficulties they encountered, their educational experiences, and the impact these events had on their families. It also considers in detail how teachers and parents can best support children with specific learning difficulties. This includes looking at the cognitive, educational, social and emotional perspectives in order to gain a more complete understanding of dyslexia.


Dyslexia and Hyperlexia by P. G. Aaron

Dyslexia and Hyperlexia
  • Title : Dyslexia and Hyperlexia
  • Author : P. G. Aaron
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9781556080791
  • Pages : 302
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Even though I had been studying reading problems in children for a number of years as a means of understanding cognitive processes, I became deeply committed to the study of developmental dyslexia after my encounter with S. H. , a dyslexic college student. Until then, dyslexia to me remained an interesting phenomenon but somewhat removed from the mainstream of my research interests. The facts that, in spite of his superior IQ, S. H. could read no better than a child in the fifth grade and misspelled even common words such as was and here, however, took me by surprise and made me appreciate the intriguing and challenging nature of developmental dyslexia. This led to a series of studies of college students with reading disability, a group that is relatively unexplored. The general plan of these investigations was to study a small number of disabled readers at any given time, rather intensively. Even though this approach limits the generalizability of the research findings, it lays bare some of the most interesting facts about dyslexia which are obscured in large-scale statistical studies. These studies have now extended well over a decade and are still continuing. As soon as these studies were started, it became obvious that not all reading-disabled college students are alike and that disabled readers could be classified into three broad categories: those with poor decod ing skill, those with poor comprehension ability, and those with a combination of these two deficits.


Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.,Jonathan Shaywitz MD

Overcoming Dyslexia
  • Title : Overcoming Dyslexia
  • Author : Sally Shaywitz, M.D.,Jonathan Shaywitz MD
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0307558894
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From one of the world's preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book available on identifying, understanding, and overcoming reading problems--now revised to reflect the latest research and evidence-based approaches. Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder on the planet, affecting about one in five individuals, regardless of age or gender. Now a world-renowned expert gives us a substantially updated and augmented edition of her classic work: drawing on an additional fifteen years of cutting-edge research, offering new information on all aspects of dyslexia and reading problems, and providing the tools that parents, teachers, and all dyslexic individuals need. This new edition also offers: • New material on the challenges faced by dyslexic individuals across all ages • Rich information on ongoing advances in digital technology that have dramatically increased dyslexics' ability to help themselves • New chapters on diagnosing dyslexia, choosing schools and colleges for dyslexic students, the co-implications of anxiety, ADHD, and dyslexia, and dyslexia in post-menopausal women • Extensively updated information on helping both dyslexic children and adults become better readers, with a detailed home program to enhance reading • Evidence-based universal screening for dyslexia as early as kindergarten and first grade – why and how • New information on how to identify dyslexia in all age ranges • Exercises to help children strengthen the brain areas that control reading • Ways to raise a child's self-esteem and reveal her strengths • Stories of successful men, women, and young adults who are dyslexic


Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia by Maria Chivers

Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia
  • Title : Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia
  • Author : Maria Chivers
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 185302905X
  • Pages : 106
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Annotation Many quick fixes to cure dyslexia have been developed and used. These miracle cures' have offered hope to many parents left disillusioned by the school system and health services. Written by a parent of two dyslexic sons, this practical guide explores these various cures and suggests that early identification of this condition may be the key.


Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies by Tracey Wood

Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies
  • Title : Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies
  • Author : Tracey Wood
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118068513
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Includes tips and strategies for kids, teens, and adults with dyslexia Understand what dyslexia is, assess schools and programs, and help your child succeed Does your child mix up d's and b's? Does he or she have trouble reading? If so, the cause may be dyslexia. But don't worry -- these days, there are many ways to overcome dyslexia. This hands-on guide leads you step by step through your options -- and explains how anyone with dyslexia can achieve success in school and life. Discover how to * Recognize the symptoms of dyslexia * Understand diagnostic test results * Set up an Individualized Education Program (IEP) * Work effectively with teachers * Improve your child?s reading skills


The Study of Dyslexia by Martin Turner,John Rack

The Study of Dyslexia
  • Title : The Study of Dyslexia
  • Author : Martin Turner,John Rack
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780306485312
  • Pages : 289
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In long-ago 1999, the Dyslexia Institute and Plenum Press conceived a plan for two books which would gather the best of current knowledge and practice in dyslexia studies. This would benefit those—but not only those—many individuals who train with us, acquiring a postgraduate certificate and diploma with our higher education partner, the University of York. Since then, the century changed, the hinge of history creaked and Plenum was taken over by Kluwer Academic Publishers, but the first of the pair, Dyslexia in Practice, emerged quickly and on schedule (Townend and Turner, 2000). Written by staff and close associates of the Institute, its chapters were produced under close scrutiny and with the expedition of a command economy. To our delight, the book has seen a success which went beyond the dreams of its editors: it has been adopted by other courses similar to our own and is widely referred to. The same was never likely to be true of The Study of Dyslexia, which was envisaged as a theoretical companion volume written by authors and researchers of international repute. Nearly five years after the idea first took shape, this second volume now arrives to complete the enterprise, but it has been a very different project.


Dyslexia in Context by Gavin Reid,Angela Fawcett

Dyslexia in Context
  • Title : Dyslexia in Context
  • Author : Gavin Reid,Angela Fawcett
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470778016
  • Pages : 260
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book highlights the most recent developments in the area of research, policy and practice. All the authors are well known in the field of dyslexia and they will offer significant contributions at the forthcoming BDA conference ' Dyslexia: the dividends from research to policy and practice' to be held at Warwick University in March 2004. In addition to the opening chapter, which provides an overview of developments in dyslexia, there are also chapters on the research associated with neurological factors, the cerebellum, genetics and the links between research and practice. The policy section provides insights into policy developments from Europe, the UK and the United States, as well as polic developments relating to both children and adults. The practice section is comprehensive with chapters on multilingualism, the range of specific learning difficulties, ICT, mathematics, the implications for the classroom from the science of learning and the features of dyslexia friendly schools.


Focus on Dyslexia Research by Henry D. Tobias

Focus on Dyslexia Research
  • Title : Focus on Dyslexia Research
  • Author : Henry D. Tobias
  • Publisher : Nova Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781590339503
  • Pages : 186
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. Although the disorder varies from person to person, common characteristics among people with dyslexia are difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds) and/or rapid visual-verbal responding. The syndrome of dyslexia does not imply low intelligence or poor educational potential, and is independent of race and social background. Although dyslexia seems to be more prevalent among males than females, the exact ratio is unknown: the most commonly quoted figures are between 3:1 and 5:1. The evidence suggests that in at least two-thirds of cases, dyslexia has a genetic cause, but in some cases birth difficulties may play a role. Dyslexia may overlap with related conditions such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity) and dysphasia. In childhood, its effects can be misattributed to emotional or behavioural disorders. By adulthood, many dyslexics will have developed sophisticated compensating strategies that may mask their difficulties. This new book presents state-of-the-art research in this dynamic field.


Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties by Mark Selikowitz

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties
  • Title : Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties
  • Author : Mark Selikowitz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780192626615
  • Pages : 159
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Offers practical information on understanding learning disabilities and helping children to overcome them and improve their self-esteem


Dyslexia in Children by Christopher B. Hayes

Dyslexia in Children
  • Title : Dyslexia in Children
  • Author : Christopher B. Hayes
  • Publisher : Nova Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781594549694
  • Pages : 164
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. Although the disorder varies from person to person, common characteristics among people with dyslexia are difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds) and/or rapid visual-verbal responding. The syndrome of dyslexia does not imply low intelligence or poor educational potential, and is independent of race and social background. Although dyslexia seems to be more prevalent among males than females, the exact ratio is unknown: the most commonly quoted figures are between 3:1 and 5:1. The evidence suggests that in at least two-thirds of cases, dyslexia has a genetic cause, but in some cases birth difficulties may play a role. Dyslexia may overlap with related conditions such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity) and dysphasia. In childhood, its effects can be misattributed to emotional or behavioural disorders. By adulthood, many dyslexics will have developed sophisticated compensating strategies that may mask their difficulties. This new book presents state-of-the-art research in this dynamic field.


Dyslexia by British Dyslexia Association. International Conference

Dyslexia
  • Title : Dyslexia
  • Author : British Dyslexia Association. International Conference
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 332
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Conference : Meeting the challenge.


Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain by Roderick I. Nicolson,Angela J. Fawcett

Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain
  • Title : Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain
  • Author : Roderick I. Nicolson,Angela J. Fawcett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262515091
  • Pages : 283
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Psychology.


Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom by Joanna Nijakowska

Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Title : Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Author : Joanna Nijakowska
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 9781847694003
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.


Music and Dyslexia by Tim Miles,John Westcombe,Diana Ditchfield

Music and Dyslexia
  • Title : Music and Dyslexia
  • Author : Tim Miles,John Westcombe,Diana Ditchfield
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470065583
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Music and dyslexia is of particular interest for two reasons. Firstly, research suggests that music education can benefit young dyslexics as it helps them focus on auditory and motor timing skills and highlights the rhythms of language. Secondly, dyslexic musicians at a more advanced level face particular challenges such as sight-reading, written requirements of music examinations and extreme performance nerves. This is a sequel to the highly successful Music and Dyslexia: Opening New Doors, published in 2001. The field of dyslexia has developed rapidly, particularly in the area of neuropsychology. Therefore this book focuses on these research advances, and draws out the aspects of music education that benefit young dyslexics. The contributors also discuss the problems that dyslexic musicians face, and several chapters are devoted to sight-reading and specific strategies that dyslexics can use to help them sight-read. The book offers practical techniques and strategies, to teachers and parents to help them work with young dyslexics and dyslexic musicians.