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Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook
     

Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook

by Gavin Reid
 

How can the research in reading help me teach dyslexic children?
How can I help dyslexic students learn more effectively?
How can I select appropriate resources for the classroom?

This comprehensive handbook answers these and many other important questions integrating research and practice in an accessible form. This practical guide will help

Overview

How can the research in reading help me teach dyslexic children?
How can I help dyslexic students learn more effectively?
How can I select appropriate resources for the classroom?

This comprehensive handbook answers these and many other important questions integrating research and practice in an accessible form. This practical guide will help professionals and parents to make an informed choice in the selection of materials, and provides a choice of strategies for classroom use for teachers. The text

  • explores and explains research in reading and learning, and promotes the use of learning styles and study skills techniques which enable dyslexic students to acquire some degree of self-sufficiency in learning
  • examines all aspects of practice, including a wealth of assessment techniques providing an assessment framework which teachers can implement and adapt to accommodate to their own particular teaching context
  • covers many learning approaches from early education to higher education
  • includes a review of resources in a special section which describes over a hundred different strategies, resources and books on dyslexia, and comments on how these may be used
"The sections on assessment, programmes, strategies and the review of resources will be invaluable to our Learning Support team, by bringing all those together under one cover. In summary, I found the handbook practical, readable, concise and an invaluable resource." Frederika Ritherdon, Principal SEN Officer, Bolton LEA, UK

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:
9780471973911
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/05/1998
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.59(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.57(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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