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Understanding Dyslexia, Sc : A Guide for Teachers and Parents - Denis Lawrence

Understanding Dyslexia, Sc

A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2009
ISBN: 9780335235940
Number Of Pages: 160

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""In his book "Understanding Dyslexia" Denis Lawrence leaves no stone unturned. This up-to-date book provides a comprehensive account of all aspects of dyslexia. The author's knowledge, experience and empathy is evident and the book can be recommended for all who want a simple account of the nature and consequences of dyslexia."
Professor Maggie Snowling, University of York, UK

" This book is] a very readable introduction and guide covering theories of dyslexia and important areas of practical importance to those living with dyslexia or providing support for them."
J.B.Thomas, Loughborough University, UK"

Dyslexia affects at least ten per cent of children and is the most common special educational need that teachers encounter. However, the characteristics of dyslexia can mean that it is often confused with other learning difficulties.

Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this easy-to-read book helps you to understand what is meant by 'dyslexia', providing clear guidance for identifying the signs and outlining practical strategies for helping and supporting dyslexic children.

As well as examining current popular definitions of dyslexia, the book offers a fresh definition, based on current research. Each chapter helps you to understand the unique challenges faced by dyslexic children in their learning of literacy skills and shows that the combined efforts of parents and teachers really can make a difference.

Key features include: Coverage of the most popular methods used in the assessment of dyslexia Strategies and techniques to help dyslexic children develop their literacy skills at school and at home A focus on how to enhance and maintain self-esteem in dyslexic children A look at other specific learning difficulties that overlap or can be confused with dyslexia Discussion of society's attitude towards dyslexia and the need for further understanding of the concept "Understanding Dyslexia" is valuable reading for trainee and practising teachers, SENCOs and parents.

Acknowledgementsp. v
List of tablesp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The history of dyslexiap. 9
The characteristics of dyslexiap. 20
Defining dyslexiap. 29
Dyslexia and other specific learning difficultiesp. 41
Teaching the dyslexic childp. 50
The causes of dyslexiap. 65
Assessing dyslexiap. 77
Understanding a psychological reportp. 94
Self-esteem and the dyslexic childp. 104
Maintaining self-esteem in teachers and Parentsp. 121
Society's attitudes towards dyslexiap. 134
Appendicesp. 145
Glossaryp. 148
Bibliographyp. 150
Indexp. 157
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ISBN: 9780335235940
ISBN-10: 0335235948
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 2nd April 2009
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.5  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1

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