The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia

The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia

by Gavin Reid
     
 

The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a ground-breaking analysis of the whole field of dyslexia by a distinguished team of international contributors and editors engaged in literacy, inclusion and learning. Their diverse perspectives and wide expertise make this invaluable guide one of the most important additions to the field of dyslexia for over a

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The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a ground-breaking analysis of the whole field of dyslexia by a distinguished team of international contributors and editors engaged in literacy, inclusion and learning. Their diverse perspectives and wide expertise make this invaluable guide one of the most important additions to the field of dyslexia for over a decade.

Dyslexia is, without a doubt, the most high-profile and contentious learning difficulty, and it is a topic that has attracted a vast amount of research, opinion, professional schisms and debate. The Companion provides an invaluable overview of the field of dyslexia with vital and clear emphasis on linking theoretical perspectives with best practice. This accessible text:

presents a survey of current and future developments in research, with a focus on how research can inform practice;

focuses on areas such as neurobiology, phonological processing, literacy acquisition, numeracy and multilingualism;

considers assessment and identification, with contributions on early identification, reading, spelling and mathematics;

addresses identifying and meeting needs in an inclusive context;

discusses inclusion and barriers to learning in a variety of different national contexts;

includes models of instruction, direct instruction, co-operative learning and cross-curricular learning.

The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a superb resource for anyone interested in the subject, whether in education or related fields such as psychology or neurology. It is ideal for those coming to the field of dyslexia for the first time as well as students and practitioners already familiar with the subject.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415430784
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/17/2009
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of editors viii

Biographies of contributors x

Introduction xv

Part 1 Research - current and future developments 1

1 Dyslexia: an overview of recent research John Everatt Gavin Reid 3

2 Dyslexia and IQ: from research to practice Gad Elbeheri John Everatt 22

3 Dyslexia and glue ear: a sticky educational problem Lindsay Peer 33

4 Visual stress and dyslexia Chris Singleton 43

Part 2 Dimensions of dyslexia 59

5 Preventing and identifying reading difficulties in young children Deborah F. Knight Kim Day Nicole Patten-Terry 61

6 The role of early identification: models from research and practice Margaret Crombie Gavin Reid 71

7 Identification and assessment of dyslexia and planning for learning Gavin Reid Janice Wearmouth 80

8 Extending literacy skills: issues for practice David Wray 94

9 Spelling: development, assessment and instruction R. Malatesha Joshi Suzanne Carreker 113

10 Dyscalculia and learning difficulties in mathematics Steve Chinn 126

11 Phonological awareness in reading disabilities remediation: some general issues Abdessatar Mahfoudhi Charles W. Haynes 139

12 Alternative and innovative interventions for dyslexia: a critical commentary Angela Fawcett Gavin Reid 157

Part 3 Identifying and meeting needs in an inclusive context - inclusion and the barriers to learning 175

13 How compatible is the recognition of dyslexia with inclusive education? Brahm Norwich 177

14 Identifying and overcoming the barriers to learning in an inclusive context Gavin Reid Fil Came 193

15 Dyslexia in the secondary school: improving whole school achievement through dyslexia-aware best practice Neil Mackay 203

16 School-wideprofessional development to raise students' literacy levels at Clyde Quay School, Wellington, New Zealand Sue Clement 215

17 Dyslexia: overcoming the barriers of transition Vicky Hunter 230

18 Overcoming the barriers to literacy: an integrated, contextual workshop approach Jennifer Drysdale 236

19 The Implication of students' perspectives on dyslexia for school improvement Barbara Riddick 248

Part 4 Identifying and meeting needs in further, higher education and the workplace 259

20 The development of protocols for assessment and intervention at university for students with dyslexia Jay Kirkland 261

21 Reading comprehension solutions for college students with dyslexia in an era of technology: an integrated approach Noel Gregg Manju Banerjee 265

22 Dyslexia: meeting the needs of employers and employees in the workplace David McLoughlin Carol Leather 286

Part 5 Diversity, culture and language 295

23 Dyslexia and foreign language learning Elke Schneider 297

24 Reading and dyslexia in Arabic Abdessatar Mahfoudhi Gad Elbeheri John Everatt 311

25 Reading and reading disabilities in Spanish and Spanish-English contexts Charles W. Haynes Angela Ayre Brad Haynes Abdessatar Mahfoudhi 321

26 Responsive approaches to literacy learning within cultural contexts Mere Berryman Janice Wearmouth 337

Index 354

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