Dyslexia and Literacy: Theory and Practice

Dyslexia and Literacy: Theory and Practice

by Gavin Reid, Janice Wearmouth
     
 

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Dyslexia and Literacy provides a comprehensive, practical introduction for all professionals seeking an understanding of dyslexia in children.

Divided into 4 parts, the book firstly introduces the various theoretical perspectives and follows this up with identification and assessment techniques with an emphasis on practical, classroom related issues.

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Dyslexia and Literacy provides a comprehensive, practical introduction for all professionals seeking an understanding of dyslexia in children.

Divided into 4 parts, the book firstly introduces the various theoretical perspectives and follows this up with identification and assessment techniques with an emphasis on practical, classroom related issues.

The third part of the text covers topics related to the school curriculum and a final section covers issues that relate to the learning process.

An invaluable text for anyone who needs to know about dyslexia in children including post-graduate students in psychology and education, SENCOs and trainee teachers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"…anyone interested in exploring more fundamental sensory deficits as a possible cause of dyslexia, along with theoretical hypotheses, should read [this book]…" (Times Educational Supplement, 3 October 2003)

"…of interest to students in initial teacher training…of value to teachers in inclusive schools…" (Educational Review, Vol 56(1), Feb 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471486343
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/30/2002
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,129,512
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Gavin Reid is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Edinburgh. He is an experienced teacher, educational psychologist, researcher and university lecturer. He has made over 200 keynote presentations throughout the UK and at conferences worldwide, including United States, Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He is the author of a number of books on dyslexia and learning styles including Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook (1998) and is co-author of Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment (2001), both published by Wiley/
He is the course team which developed the joint Open University/University of Edinburgh course on Identifying and Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development and has also a number of research and consultancy interests, including assessment, early literacy and dyslexia in adults.

Janice Wearmouth is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University in the UK. She is an experienced teacher, researcher and author in the area of special educational needs and difficulties in literacy development. Her research interest include pupil self advocacy, the development and organization of special and/or additional provision for pupils who experience difficulties in learning in mainstream schools, and home-school literacy partnerships.
She is co-chair of the course team which developed and produced the Open University Course E801 Difficulties in Literacy Development in Collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.

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