Dyslexia: Theory and Good Practice

Dyslexia: Theory and Good Practice

by Angela Fawcett (Editor)

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Dyslexia: Theory and Good Practice by Angela Fawcett

This is the 2001 volume in the series emanating from successive International Conferences organised by the British Dyslexia Association.

Considerable progress has been made in identifying the causes of dyslexia and providing intervention to break into the cycle of failure. This selection of papers, from the 5th International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association in 2001, brings together perspectives on aspects of theory and practice. A key feature is the inclusion of a series of chapters on good practice from infancy to adulthood, in addition to themes on biological bases, cognitive processes and intervention. The research reported covers all the major theories of dyslexia and reflects state-of-the-art knowledge in developing areas such as genetics and infancy research.

Authors include not only keynote speakers Maryanne Wolf, Joe Torgesen and John Stein, but also many other major international players. A particular highlight is the call from Rod Nicolson to consider targets for dyslexia research for the next decade, in terms of unity of purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861562104
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Series: Dyslexia Series (Whurr) Series , #6
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Targets for Dyslexia Research.

Part 1.

Biological bases.

Genetics.

Cerebellum.

Magnocellular.

Anatomy.

Part 2.

Cognitive Responses in Infancy.

Part 3.

Intervention.

Theory and Practice of Intervention.

Intervention for Reading With Computers.

Part 4.

Treatment and Prevalence.

Treating The Whole Person.

Prevalence of Dyslexia.

Part 5.

Good Practice in identification and Intervention in.

Pre-school Children.

The Infant School.

The junior School.

The Secondary School.

Adults.

Higher Education.

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