The Adult Dyslexic: Interventions and Outcomes / Edition 1

The Adult Dyslexic: Interventions and Outcomes / Edition 1

by David McLoughlin, Carol Leather, Patricia Stringer
     
 

In order to become successful, adults with dyslexia need to be able to take control of their lives. This book aims to promote greater understanding of the nature of dyslexia as it is manifested in the adult years and to describe the skills professionals need if they are to empower dyslexic people through the process of assessment, counselling, teaching and training

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Overview

In order to become successful, adults with dyslexia need to be able to take control of their lives. This book aims to promote greater understanding of the nature of dyslexia as it is manifested in the adult years and to describe the skills professionals need if they are to empower dyslexic people through the process of assessment, counselling, teaching and training.

Contents:

  • Developmental dyslexia – aetiology; characteristics in adulthood
  • Identification – risk factors; interviewing; screening; assessment
  • Counselling – issues; theoretical approaches; basic skills; advanced skills
  • Personal development – social skills; communication skills; confidence; self-esteem
  • Teaching – reading; spelling; writing; numeracy
  • Tutoring – learning skills; reading strategies; writing techniques; examination and test taking; note taking; metacognition
  • Training – career development; strategy acquisition; complementary skills; self-assertion
  • Advocacy – in education; in the work place; support groups

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861560452
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/05/2005
Series:
Dyslexia Series (Whurr) Series, #14
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Development Dyslexia.

Aetiology.

Characteristics in Adulthood.

Identification.

Risk Factors.

Interviewing.

Screening.

Assessment.

Counselling.

Issues.

Theoretical Approaches.

Basic Skills.

Advanced Skills.

Personal development.

Social Skills.

Communication Skills.

Confidence.

Self-esteem.

Teaching.

Reading.

Spelling.

Writing.

Numeracy.

Tutoring.

Learning Skills.

Reading Strategies.

Writing Techniques.

Examination and Test-taking.

Note taking.

Metacognition.

Training.

Career Development.

Strategy Acquisition.

Complementary Skills.

Self-assertion.

Advocacy.

In Education

In The Work and place.

Support Groups.

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