The Psychology of Dyslexia: A Handbook for Teachers with Case Studies

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The Psychology of Dyslexia: A Handbook for Teachers Second Edition looks at the description and definition of dyslexia and the assessment of dyslexia, as well as the history of the concept and current research findings. The book also includes reviews of both the neuro-psychology and the social aspects of dyslexia. In addition, aspects of cognitive psychology - in particular memory, phonological development and models of reading and spelling - and their relationship with dyslexia...

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Overview

The Psychology of Dyslexia: A Handbook for Teachers Second Edition looks at the description and definition of dyslexia and the assessment of dyslexia, as well as the history of the concept and current research findings. The book also includes reviews of both the neuro-psychology and the social aspects of dyslexia. In addition, aspects of cognitive psychology - in particular memory, phonological development and models of reading and spelling - and their relationship with dyslexia are covered.

New to this edition is a CD-ROM containing over 20 case studies which focus on, among other things, high-and low-ability dyslexics, severe dyslexia, simple spelling problems with high reading ability, ADHD and other neurodiversities, and adults with dyslexia. The CD-ROM also includes commentary on helping dyslexics and a selection of phonic reading and spelling tests.

The Psychology of Dyslexia: A Handbook for Teachers Second Edition is a superb introduction to the psychology of dyslexia for teachers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470699546
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/27/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Michael Thomson is Principal of East Court, an internationally acclaimed specialist school for Dyslexia, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Applied Child Psychology at the University of Kent. He is also an executive editor of Dyslexia, the journal of the British Dyslexia Association, an Associate of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Educational Psychologist and a Fellow of the International Academy for Research into Learning Difficulties.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements xiii

Chapter 1 The Nature of Dyslexia 1

Chapter 2 Basic Psychometrics and Assessment 25

Chapter 3 Assessing the Dyslexic Child 47

Chapter 4 Definition and Discrepancies 77

Chapter 5 Basic Neuropsychology 91

Chapter 6 Neuropsychology of Dyslexia 105

Chapter 7 Models of Reading and Spelling 137

Chapter 8 Models of Memory 165

Chapter 9 Phonological and Memory Deficits in Dyslexia 179

Chapter 10 The Social Psychology of Dyslexia 203

References 219

Index 231

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