Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook

Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook

by Gavin Reid
     
 

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This thoroughly revised edition of the popular Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of research and practice in dyslexia. It provides a range of assessment and teaching strategies that can be applied in mainstream primary and secondary schools.

This new edition:

  • reviews new and alternative interventions for

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Overview

This thoroughly revised edition of the popular Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of research and practice in dyslexia. It provides a range of assessment and teaching strategies that can be applied in mainstream primary and secondary schools.

This new edition:

  • reviews new and alternative interventions for dyslexia and international initiatives
  • focuses on inclusion, describing best practice in schools, as well as covering issues relating to multilingualism
  • highlights the challenges presented by individual subject areas of the curriculum, issues for students in further and continuing education and the perspective of parents
  • includes a fully revised annotated bibliography of recently published resources and comments on how they can be used.
This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource for those studying for a recognised qualification in Special Education and Dyslexia, as well as providing an accessible guide for parents, teachers and other professionals.

COMMENTS ON THE SECOND EDITION

'Gavin Reid has the ability to make a complicated subject easily accessible to the reader.—I recommend this book to everyone undertaking teacher training and to all teachers with pupils struggling with literacy.' European Journal of Special Needs Education

'This book brings together in a helpful format a great deal of useful information and ideas which will be of value to teachers and others working in this field.' The Psychologist

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"…I cannot begin to list all the useful and interesting information covered in Gavin Reid’s book…" (www.family2000.org.uk, 22 April 2003)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470848524
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/09/2003
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.04(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"This book will benefit a multitude of people who are capable of assisting the young, and the mature, to overcome the hurdle that dyslexia provides. Few people can communicate as successfully as Gavin Reid on this subject."
Sir Jackie Stewart, President of Dyslexia Scotland and Vice-President of the British Dyslexia Association

Meet the Author

Gavin Reid is an experienced teacher, psychologist and author, and the owner/director of Dr Gavin Reid Education Consultants Ltd. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Education and Counseling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is a director of the Red Rose School in Lancashire, UK, and a director of Global Educational Consultancies (GEC) based in Cairo, Egypt. He is chair of the BDA accreditation board, an ambassador for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and a consultant to Institute for Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE). He is the author and editor of 27 books, and has lectured to thousands of parents and professionals in 70 countries. His work has been recognized with several educational awards, many of his books are used as course texts throughout the UK and in other countries, and they have been translated into Italian, French, Polish and Croatian.

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