Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that affects the ability to read and spell. Affecting about ten per cent of children, it is the special educational need that teachers are most likely to encounter. This lively and interesting book provides advice on the most effective teaching and learning strategies that can be used in the classroom. Highly readable, practical and informative, Gavin Reid's book will prove invaluable for teachers, trainees, SENCOs and teaching assistants. This new edition contains new chapters on learning and study skills, specific learning difficulties and the role of parents.
Table of Contents
Introduction - purpose of the book; Chapter 1 Understanding Dyslexia; Chapter 2 Dyslexia as a Difference; Chapter 3 Dyslexia: identification and assessment; Chapter 4 Curriculum Perspectives and Planning for Learning; Chapter 5 Social and Emotional Considerations; Chapter 6 Specific Learning Difficulties; Chapter 7 Role of Parents; Conclusion - Priorities for policy and practice.
A teacher for many years, Dr Gavin Reid is now Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.