The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia

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The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412945134
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/19/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gavin Reid is a consultant to the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) based in Kuwait. He is also educational psychologist to REACH Learning Center in North Vancouver, Canada and a director and consultant to the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire. He was a senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007.

He has made over 600 conference and seminar presentations in over 45 countries including Norway, Denmark, Germany, United States, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iceland, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Estonia, Greece, Austria, Slovenia, Israel, Egypt, Gambia, Canada, Dubai, Kuwait and Hungary.

He currently 21 books in print in the area of teacher education in the field of dyslexia, literacy learning styles and motivation and wrote and developed the first Masters course in Specific Learning Difficulties in the UK in 1993. Many of his books are used as course texts in courses throughout the UK and in many other countries. These include: Dyslexia: A Practitioners Handbook (Wiley 1998, 2003), Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents (2004), Dyslexia and Inclusion (2005) and Learning Styles and Inclusion (2005). Some of his books have been translated into Arabic, Polish, Italian and Greek.
He is co-author of a computer aided diagnostic assessment and profiling procedures (Special Needs Assessment Profile –SNAP) which has received three national award commendations and was winner of the Special Needs Category at the NASEN/TES book awards in Birmingham, UK in March 2006.
He has been invited to be external examiner at fifteen universities world wide for Ph D candidates and masters courses. He was a member of the British Dyslexia Association Teacher Training Accreditation Board from 1996-2007 and was also overseas patron for the Learning and Behaviour Charitable Trust in New Zealand. He is the international consultant for the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Gavin Reid et al
The Origin of Dyslexia: The Asynchrony Phenomenon - Zvia Breznitz
Some Special Issues Concerning the Genetics of Dyslexia: Revisiting Multivariate Profiles, Comorbidities, and Genetic Correlations - Jeffrey W Gilger
The Neurological Basis Of Dyslexia - John Stein
Dyslexia and the Cerebellum - Angela J Fawcett and Roderick I Nicolson
Familial Predictors of Dyslexia: Evidence from Preschool Children with and Without Familial Dyslexia Risk - Dennis L Molfese et al
Early Identification and Prevention of Dyslexia: Results from a Prospective Follow-up Study of Children at Familial Risk for Dyslexia - Heikki Lyytinen et al
Exploring Heterogeneity in Developmental Dyslexia: A Longitudinal Investigation - Frank Manis and Caroline E Bailey
Rediscovering Dyslexia: New Approaches for Identification and Classification - Richard K Wagner
Learning, Cognition and Dyslexia - Roderick I Nicolson and Angela J Fawcett
A Review of the Evidence on Morphological Processing in Dyslexics and Poor Readers: A Strength or Weakness? - S Helene Deacon, Rauno Parrila and John R Kirby
Reading Intervention Research: An Integrative Framework - William E Tunmer and Keith T Greaney
Assessment of Literacy Performance Based on the Componential Model of Reading - R Malatesha Joshi and PG Aaron
The Definition of Learning Disabilities: Who Is the Individual with Learning Disabilities? - Linda S Siegel and Orly Lipka
Students with Phonological Dyslexia in School-Based Programs: Insights from Tennessee Schools - Diane J Sawyer and Stuart Bernstein
Individual Tutoring for Struggling Readers: Moving Research to Scale with Interventions Implemented by Paraeducators - Patricia F Vadasy and Elizabeth A Sanders
Dyslexia Friendly Primary Schools: What Can We Learn from Asking the Pupils? - Mary Coffield et al
Dyslexia and Learning Styles: Overcoming the Barriers to Learning - Gavin Reid and Iva Strnadova
Dyslexia and Inclusion in the Secondary School - Cross Curricular Perspectives - Moira Thomson
Dyslexia and Self-Concept: A Review of Past - Robert Burden
Role of Parents - Gavin Reid, Shannon Green and Corey Zylstra
Dyslexia in Different Orthographies: Variability in Transparency - John Everett and Gad Elbeheri
Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning - Michael Dal
Adults with Learning Disabilities and Self-Disclosure in Higher Education and Beyond - Lynda A Price and Paul J Gerber
Dyslexia: Workplace Issues - Gavin Reid, Fil Came and Lynda A Price

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