Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment

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What is dyslexia and hown is it assessed in adults? What is the most appropriate training for those who work with dyslexic people?
This comprehensive guide is for professionals working with adults with dyslexia in the learning and working environment. It uses practical definitions and offers advice that can be understood by professionals and employers with little or no previous understanding of dyslexia.
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Overview

What is dyslexia and hown is it assessed in adults? What is the most appropriate training for those who work with dyslexic people?
This comprehensive guide is for professionals working with adults with dyslexia in the learning and working environment. It uses practical definitions and offers advice that can be understood by professionals and employers with little or no previous understanding of dyslexia.
Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment covers key aspects of learning in adults with dyslexia, including individual profiles, strengths and difficulties, the role of the tutor, course design, assessment and method of teaching, as well as providing a number of support strategies. Case studies highlights the needs of employers and dyslexic adults in the workplace and give examples of good practice.
An invaluable text for teachers and practitioners in the field of dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, employers, and educational and occupational psychologists.
"Adult dyslexics have long been misunderstood. Their considerable talents have often been unrecognized and unrealized. Fortunately all this is changing. With the help of this new book by Gavin Reid and Jane Kirk many will come to see that dealing with difficulties must be balanced by understanding talents." Thomas G. West, Visualisation Research Institute, US National Dyslexia Researc Foundation, and author of In the Mind's Eye
"This book provides factual information for educators, employers and dyslexia adults themselves. The authors tell the truth about the depressing effects of unacknowledged dyslexia, challenging each of us to think in a different way. They send out a clear, strong message: listen to dyslexic people." Joanne Rule, Chief Executive, British Dyslexia Association
"In my opinion this authoritative and well-researched account should be recommended reading for anyone giving vocational guidance to clients with dyslexia or helping them deal with employment or training." Tim Edmonds of the Employment Service

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"At last a truly valuable resource for all professionals working with adult dyslexics in the learning and work environment, experienced or not...this text is so user-friendly..." (Dyslexia Review. Autumn 2001)

"...Overall, the book proves accessible, academically rigorous and exceptionally engaging..." (British Journal of Educational Psychology)

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A guide for professionals working with adults with dyslexia in the learning and working environment. Practical definitions and advice presented here can be understood by professionals and employers with no previous understanding of dyslexia. Assessment of strengths and weaknesses, the role of the tutor, course design, and teaching methods are some of the topics covered. Case studies highlight the needs of employers and dyslexic adults in the workplace and give examples of good practice. Useful for teachers and practitioners in the field of dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, employers, and education and occupational psychologists. The authors are affiliated with the University of Edinburgh, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471852056
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/13/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.71 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Preface.

Education and Employment: Issues for Adults with Dyslexia.

Screening, Assessment and Support.

Training for Training.

Dyslexia and the Workplace.

Strategies for Learning.

Disaffection, Defiance and Depression.

'The Whole of the Moon'.

Speak for Yourself.

Reaching Out.

Appendix 1: Tests for Dyslexia.

Appendix 2: Sample Dyslexia Training Evaluation Form.

Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations.

Glossary of Terms.

References.

Index.

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