The Psychology of Dyslexia: A Handbook for Teachers / Edition 1

The Psychology of Dyslexia: A Handbook for Teachers / Edition 1

by Michael Thomson
     
 

The Psychology of Dyslexia is an introductory text for teachers undertaking a training course on Dyslexia. The book is based on Mike Thompson's lecture course to the Dyslexia Institute's Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy. Although primarily for teachers the book will be of interest to other professionals, such as Speech Therapists, who are undertaking a

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The Psychology of Dyslexia is an introductory text for teachers undertaking a training course on Dyslexia. The book is based on Mike Thompson's lecture course to the Dyslexia Institute's Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy. Although primarily for teachers the book will be of interest to other professionals, such as Speech Therapists, who are undertaking a course on dyslexia, as well as parents of dyslexic children. The book covers the basic psychology of, for example, memory, neuro-psychology and reading development, followed by these topics' application to Dyslexia.Dr Thompson is a Chartered Psychologist as well as Principal of East Court, a school for dyslexic children, and the book provides the background to the assessment of dyslexia as well as to theoretical topics.There is a guide to further reading at the end of every chapter.Contents—The Nature of Dyslexia—Basic Psychometrics and Assessment—Assessing the Dyslexic—Definition and Discrepancies—Basic Neuro-psychology—Neuro-psychology of Dyslexia—Models of Reading and Spelling—Models of Memory—Phonological and Memory—Deficits in Dyslexia

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861562487
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/06/2005
Series:
Dyslexia Series (Whurr) Series, #9
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.39(d)

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Table of Contents

1 The Nature of Dyslexia.

2 Basic Psychometrics and Assessment.

3 assessing The Dyslexic.

4 Definition and Discrepancies.

5 Basic Neuropsychology.

6 neuropsychology of Dyslexia.

7 Models of Reading and Spelling.

8 Models of Memory.

9 Phonological and Memory Deficits in Dyslexia.

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