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Supporting Dyslexic Adults in Higher Education and the Workplace
     

Supporting Dyslexic Adults in Higher Education and the Workplace

by Nicola Brunswick
 

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Supporting Dyslexic Adults provides practical advice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, and guidance on the latest research

  • Provides an important overview of current research and practice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, deftly combining academic understanding with everyday issues

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Overview

Supporting Dyslexic Adults provides practical advice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, and guidance on the latest research

  • Provides an important overview of current research and practice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, deftly combining academic understanding with everyday issues

  • Contributors possess a wealth of practical experience in the field which provides an indispensible guide to the subject
  • Case studies are included to capture the immediate experiences of dyslexic adults in education and at work to highlight prevalent issues
  • Offers practical advice to adults with dyslexia, from how to disclose their particular needs to employers and colleagues to legal aspects of dyslexia support
  • Highlights to employers the particular skills and strengths that dyslexic adults can bring to the workplace

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“The book is an essential guide for teachers, practitioners and employers working with the dyslexic adult and covers recent research and practices within the field of dyslexia . . . The book is well structured with useful contents pages and a clearly presented index.”  (Dyslexia Review, 1 November 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470974780
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

This comprehensive and essential handbook offers a wealth of expertise to all those supporting adults with dyslexia. It explores the world of the student in Higher Education, transitions into the workplace and the subsequent world of employment, recognising that dyslexia is a life-long condition and that different settings and new demands bring different pressures. Highly experienced practitioners provide detailed guidance into the tried and tested approaches and strategies which are known to be successful.

The book also points the way forward, demonstrating how dyslexia awareness and effective adjustments will help to remove the barriers for dyslexic adults, enabling them to work to their strengths and so contribute fully to our society. I strongly recommend this book.
Katherine Kindersley, Director, Dyslexia Assessment & Consultancy, www.workingwithdyslexia.com

Dyslexia is a lifelong condition and, depending on severity, it can have a negative impact on educational achievement and career prospects.  The message of this book, however, is that, if managed well, dyslexia need not be a barrier to success.   By bringing together experts on dyslexia in higher education and in the work place, the book signals a ‘coming of age’ of research and practice on dyslexia in adulthood.  The book is not just about screening, assessment and examination arrangements but rather its scope is wide, covering support for learning, key transitions, preparation for the workplace and psychosocial aspects. Within the legal framework of the Disability Discrimination Act it also explores sensitive issues surrounding the disclosure of dyslexia in the work place, and the extent to which dyslexia support is also appropriate for people of lower ability who have poor levels of literacy. In bringing together best practice on the management of adults with dyslexia, this book provides much food for thought and will be an important reference for all those who work in the field.
Maggie Snowling, Professor of Psychology, University of York

Meet the Author

Dr Nicola Brunswick is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University. She researches in the areas of reading and developmental dyslexia, and is author of A Beginner's Guide to Dyslexia (2009) and Living with Dyslexia (2011), and the editor of The Dyslexia Handbook 2009/2010 (2009). She also co-edited Reading and Dyslexia in Different Orthographies (with S. McDougall & P. de Mornay Davies, 2010), and is a trustee of the British Dyslexia Association.

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