Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College

Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College

by Sylvia Moody
     
 

Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College is a practical and easy-to-read guide for dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Clearly and simply written, in a dyslexia-friendly format, it addresses not just study skills, but also more general aspects of coping with student life.

Each chapter includes step-by-step strategies which can be put into practice

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Overview

Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College is a practical and easy-to-read guide for dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Clearly and simply written, in a dyslexia-friendly format, it addresses not just study skills, but also more general aspects of coping with student life.

Each chapter includes step-by-step strategies which can be put into practice from the very first day at college. You will learn how to develop effective study skills such as:

  • reading strategies to improve your accuracy and comprehension skills
  • how to make your note-taking efficient and useful for essay writing
  • feeling confident in contributing to seminars
  • memory strategies for study and everyday life
  • how to organise your time and plan your work.

Sylvia Moody recognises that adapting to student life generally is as important as developing study skills. Guidance is given to assist you in finding your way around campus, building relationships with tutors, managing emotional development and preparing for the world of work. Full of invaluable self-help strategies, this book will empower you to improve your skills in all areas.

The book will also be useful to subject tutors who wish to learn about dyslexia, and to dyslexia tutors and co-ordinators who want to give practical advice to their students.

Dr Sylvia Moody is a freelance writer and psychologist specialising in adult dyslexia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415430593
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
911,648
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Dyslexia at College 1. A Cautionary Tale 2. Dyslexia And Dyspraxia in Focus 3. Accessing Help And Support Part 2: Improving Skills 4. Getting Organised 5. Ways of Seeing 6. Reading And Note-Taking 7. Ways of Remembering 8. Academic Writing 9. Ways of Feeling Part 3: Significant Others: Tutors And Employers 10. Dyslexia: A Quick Guide for Subject Tutors 11. Beyond College: the World of Work Part 4: Further Advice and Help 1. Questionnaires: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Everyday Difficulties, Visual Stress 2. Useful Equipment 3. Useful Addresses 4. Further Reading

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