The Routledge Companion To Dyslexia

Author: Gavin Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136617108
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The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a ground-breaking analysis of the whole field of dyslexia by a distinguished team of international contributors and editors, engaged in literacy, inclusion and learning. Their diverse perspectives and wide expertise make this invaluable guide one of the most important additions to the field of dyslexia for over a decade. Dyslexia is without doubt the most high profile and contentious learning difficulty, and it is a topic that has attracted a vast amount of research, opinion, professional schisms, and debate. The Companion provides an invaluable overview of the field of dyslexia with vital and clear emphasis on linking theoretical perspectives with best practice. This accessible text: presents a survey of current and future development in research, with a focus on how research can inform practice focuses on areas such as neurobiology, phonological processing, literacy acquisition, numeracy and multilingualism considers assessment and identification, with contributions on early identification, reading, spelling and mathematics addresses identifying and meeting needs in an inclusive context discusses inclusion and barriers to learning in a variety of different national contexts includes models of instruction, direct instruction, co-operative learning and cross-curricular learning. The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a superb resource for anyone interested in the subject, whether in education or related subjects such as psychology or neurology. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, with helpful further reading sections at the end of each entry, it is ideal for those coming to the field of dyslexia for the first time as well as students and practitioners already familiar with the subject.

Academic Writing And Dyslexia

Author: Adrian J. Wallbank
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135196688X
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This book presents a unique visual approach to academic writing and composition specifically tailored to the needs of dyslexic students in higher education. Readers will learn to successfully structure and articulate their ideas, get to grips with critical reading, thinking and writing, and fulfil their full academic potential. The ‘writing process’ is demystified and techniques for writing compelling, insightful and mark generating essays are conveyed via innovative and meaningful representations, templates, images, icons and prompts, specifically designed to meet the visual and ‘big picture’ strengths of dyslexic learners. A companion website offers supplementary exercises, examples, videos and a full range of downloadable templates and bookmarks. Written by a dyslexic for dyslexics, Academic Writing and Dyslexia is underpinned by extensive research. As a dyslexic student you will learn to present your thoughts with confidence, critically evaluate competing arguments and gain top marks. The book will help you bridge the gap between your existing coping strategies and the increased demands and rigours of academic writing at university. It will be an invaluable resource for dyslexic students, academics, dyslexia specialists, learning developers and writing tutors throughout the higher education sector.

Multilingualism Literacy And Dyslexia

Author: Lindsay Peer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317482964
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This fully revised new edition provides advice on the identification, assessment and support of bilingual learners and assists practitioners in identifying the difference between literacy difficulties due to bilingualism or multilingualism and dyslexia. An essential text for staff development, it includes innovative approaches in technology and teaching programmes beneficial to multilingual learners and advice on learning additional languages. With contributions from experts from across the globe, this book will provide guidance on key themes, including: the assessment of multilingual learners the impact of dyslexia on bilingualism the literacy challenges facing learners from Indigenous cultures the role of the SENCO in identifying children with English as an additional language and Dyslexia the emotional needs of learners with bi/multilingualism and Dyslexia This book will provide guidance to anyone involved in literacy development and language learning. With the increase in international schools around the globe and the ever growing desire for parents to ensure that their children become proficient in English, this book will appeal to teachers, teaching assistants, specialists, and all other practitioners who work with bi/multilingual children.

Making Dyslexia Work For You

Author: Vicki Goodwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113663150X
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Written for dyslexic adults or anyone who thinks they might be dyslexic, this bold and imaginative book is deliberately concise and easy to dip into. User-friendly, essential guide to the world of study and work for anyone with dyslexia; Identifies the key needs of adults and young people who are dyslexic; Encourages them to put together their own package of ideas and strategies for success; Offers practical activities, examples and support covering reading, memory, organization, self-esteem, IT and dyslexia in the workplace; Over 100 topics from this book are expanded on our online resource. This unique guide to overcoming the day-to-day difficulties associated with dyslexia will also be of great interest to employers, colleagues, teachers, friends and family of those with dyslexia.

Teaching Children With Dyslexia

Author: Philomena Ott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134345917
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Teaching Children with Dyslexia is essential reading for any teacher, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator or teaching assistant who wants an insider's account of what dealing successfully with dyslexia entails. Written by one of the most well-regarded practitioners in the field with over twenty-five years' experience, this book is packed full with photocopiable exercises, activities and recommendations for resources, tests, teaching methods, advice and suggestions for strategies and techniques that are instantly transferable to classroom environments. This essential teaching companion includes chapters on: how to spot dyslexia screening and assessment tests why it does not have to be hell to learn to spell strategies for success for reluctant writers meeting the challenge of dyslexia in adolescence. Written specifically to bolster teachers' confidence and empower them with the key to unlocking literacy problems in their most challenging pupils, this resource book should be on the shelf of every staff room.

The Routledge International Companion To Educational Psychology

Author: Andrew J. Holliman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136675086
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The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology brings together expert practitioners, researchers, and teachers from five continents to produce a unique and global guide to the core topics in the field. Each chapter includes coverage of the key thinkers, topic areas, events, and ideas that have shaped the field, but also takes the reader beyond typical textbook material and into engagement with current issues, cutting-edge research and future directions in the field of educational psychology from an international perspective. With over 30 chapters, the volume is divided into four themed sections: ‘An introduction to educational psychology’, ‘How children learn and develop’, ‘Issues concerning the assessment of children’ and ‘Identifying and meeting the needs of children with learning difficulties’. Covering the key issues and fundamental strands of educational psychology The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology aims to provide the reader with knowledge of: educational psychology (history, child rights, and practice); factors which influence children’s learning and development; issues to do with assessment (a key aspect of educational psychology); special educational needs (identification and how to meet their needs); the key thinkers, events, and ideas that have shaped the field; the core topics across educational psychology in an accessible manner; cutting edge research including recent research evidence and theory; future directions in the field of educational psychology; educational psychology from an international perspective. The book is conceived for both student and researcher use, and considers the implications for educational psychology practice in all sections. It will be highly beneficial for both students and lecturers on Education Studies and Psychology undergraduate courses, as well as combined undergraduate degrees .

Dyslexia And Inclusion

Author: Gavin Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415607582
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Now fully updated, Dyslexia and Inclusion aims to equip all teachers with the necessary knowledge of dyslexia in order to for it to be effectively understood and dealt with in the classroom. The book is based around Reid's five signposts for successful inclusion - acknowledging differences, recognizing strengths, understanding what is meant by inclusion, planning for practice, and ensuring that the task outcomes are attainable. In identifying the key issues of inclusive practice, the book details current research whilst also providing support to meet the practical needs of the classroom teacher. This highly practical, topical and accessible text includes chapters on: effective learning curriculum access and differentiation whole school approaches specific approaches in reading, spelling, writing and numeracy. By understanding the crucial aspects of dyslexia, teachers can be pro-active and anticipate the type of difficulties they may encounter. This book will be beneficial to all teachers looking to support their students with dyslexia and help them to fulfil their potential in school and in the wider community.

Knowledge And Skills

Author: Ginny Stacey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138202436
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Knowledge and skills provides an overview of learning in dyslexic/SpLD individuals, and will focus on the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. This book presents an innovative new approach to living confidently with dyslexia/SpLD. In this unique book, the authors draw on scientific research to provide expert guidance and advice to individuals with dyslexia/SpLD, helping them to understand their own thinking preferences and styles. Covering different approaches, techniques, and models, the book also supports individuals in successfully building their own personal thinking and learning profile. Using mind maps, real-life examples, and helpful tips throughout, the book is written in a clear, dyslexia-friendly style, and will be an essential companion for dyslexia/SpLD support tutors, parents, and individuals.

The Routledge Companion To The Study Of Religion

Author: John Hinnells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135252858
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The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion is a major resource for courses in Religious Studies. It begins by explaining the most important methodological approaches to religion, including psychology, philosophy, anthropology and comparative study, before moving on to explore a wide variety of critical issues, such as gender, science, fundamentalism, ritual, and new religious movements. Written by renowned international specialists, this new edition: includes eight new chapters, including post-structuralism, religion and economics, religion and the environment, religion and popular culture, and sacred space surveys the history of religious studies and the key disciplinary approaches explains why the study of religion is relevant in today’s world highlights contemporary issues such as globalization, diaspora and politics includes annotated reading lists, a glossary and summaries of key points to assist student learning.

Dyslexia And Mathematics

Author: Elaine Miles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136001026
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In this revised and fully updated second edition of the classic bestselling text, the formidable team of expert contributors, inluding Professor Tim Miles OBE, draw on their extensive experience in the field. The outcome is a wealth of material based on individual case studies supported by practical and accessible teaching strategies. The new material includes: * discussion of the latest thinking in the field - ideas on dyscalculia * information from a survey of primary school children * guidance on suitable testing material * innovative contributions on practice. The long awaited second edition of Dyslexia and Mathematics is unique in terms of its coverage and authority, and is a must-buy text for teachers, student teachers and special needs co-ordinators.