The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties

Practical Strategies
Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415360401
Category: Education
Page: 88
View: 8454
Offering valuable practical advice, this book provides the ordinary classroom teacher with enough information to equip them with a range of strategies to tackle everyday classroom situations. This book expertly guides the reader through: legal and policy contexts terms and definitions interventions and rationale approaches related to different curriculum subjects provision for dyscalculia and acalculia. Taking into account recent policy changes, and with an emphasis on what works in the classroom, this book will prove a practical, readable and invaluable resource for the busy practitioner.

Dyslexia and other learning difficulties

Author: Mark Selikowitz
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191654582
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 144
View: 3914
Dyslexia and other learning difficulties: The Facts addresses problems many intelligent children face who, while having normal IQ levels, still struggle to learn in the classroom setting. A short attention span, restlessness, an inability to write clearly, and reading comprehension well below age level are all indicators of learning disabilities, and this book offers a clear and sympathetic guide to the difficulties that parents and teachers face when working with a child with these sorts of obstacles to learning. The book deals with difficulties in traditional academic areas such as reading, spelling, and arithmetic, but also looks into lesser known conditions like clumsiness, social unease, and hyperactivity. Providing practical advice to parents to help understand their children's difficulties and to help them overcome problems and improve their self-esteem, Dyslexia and other learning difficulties: The Facts also offers a number of suggestions for managing difficult behaviour. This new edition has been fully updated and draws on the most recent research on learning difficulties and some associated disorders and their treatments. It also provides information about electronic and computer aids that are now available to help individuals with learning difficulties. This encouraging approach and easy-to-read style will appeal to parents as well as to professionals who work with children with learning disabilities.

Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities

Author: Linda Siegel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781926966298
Category: Education
Page: 295
View: 3613
In this accessibly written book, Linda Siegel challenges the use of complex and time-consuming testing that is currently used to diagnose learning disabilities. In their place, she outlines simple and pragmatic techniques for testing for disabilities in reading, mathematics, spelling, and writing.

In the Mind's Eye

Visual Thinkers, Gifted People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, Computer Images, and the Ironies of Creativity
Author: Thomas G. West
Publisher: Pyr Books
Category: Education
Page: 397
View: 4706
The computer-generated information superhighway could launch a new renaissance of creativity for millions of visual thinkers! Some of the greatest minds in politics, science, literature, and the arts experienced undetected learning disabilities that stopped them from assimilating information the same way as their peers. Some of our most original intellects Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Lewis Carroll, and Winston Churchill relied heavily on visual modes of thought, processing information in terms of images instead of words or numbers. In the Mind's Eye profiles gifted individuals who used nontraditional methods in their work as it explodes many myths about conventional intelligence and charts new vistas for today's computer visualization technologies. Thomas G. West examines the learning difficulties experienced by these people and others, and how recent neurological research shows an association between visual talents and verbal difficulties. In the Mind's Eye probes new data on dyslexics to see how computers enhance the creative potential of visual thinkers, as well as interactive computer applications to all levels of education and work. Updated with a new preface, epilogue, and expanded notes, this volume could be the clarion call for educators and corporations to mine this untapped resource of highly creative talent in our midst.

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

A Parent's Guide
Author: Maria Chivers
Publisher: Needtwoknow
ISBN: 9781861440426
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 171
View: 9201
This guide is written for parents of children who have or may have dyslexia. It contains advice on diagnosis, treatment, education and career options. Table of contents: * I know there is something wrong - but no one will listen * Special education needs. Square pegs in round holes. * Dyslexia - Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) * Dyslexia - Testing and multi-sensory teaching * Dyscalculia * Dyspraxia * Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder * Gifted children * How can I get help? * How to obtain help for your child's special education needs * The role of the psychiatrist * Computers and dyslexia / SpLD * Selecting a school and private tuition * Health problems * Optometric evaluation * Education is compulsory - not school * Vitamins and health * Career options * Dyslexia and discrimination * Legal advice * Help section.

The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities)

Practical strategies
Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136520325
Category: Education
Page: 104
View: 8791
This highly anticipated second edition of The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities) critically examines the specificity and complexity of learning disabilities. The user-friendly text highlights the importance of schools reviewing their curricula and assessment, pedagogical methods, resources, organisation and therapy procedures to ensure that their provision helps encourage academic progress and the best personal and social development for their pupils. This book accessibly and authoritatively addresses a range of issues associated with: Reading disorders / dyslexia Disorder of written expression/ dysgraphia Developmental co-ordination disorder/ dyspraxia Mathematics disorder/ dyscalculia. Offering what works in the classroom, this text also takes into account the relationship between professionals who work closely with parents and other professionals. It helpfully recognises the importance of professional contributions and the foundational disciplines that contribute to special education. Underpinned by research and widely held professional opinions, this second edition of The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities) will prove a practical, readable and invaluable resource for the busy teacher, students on initial teacher training courses, school managers and administrators.


A parents' guide to dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties
Author: Dr Helen Likierman,Dr Valerie Muter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144814860X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
View: 4321
Many children spend their entire school lives struggling with their school work. Research has shown that at least 10-15 per cent of children with apparently normal learning ability will have a significant problem with school learning. They may feel that whatever they do it is not good enough - either for their parents, their teachers or indeed themselves. This can often result in feelings of demoralisation, and even alienation from learning and school. This book aims to address these issues and to help parents understand and deal with them. Dyslexia: A Parents' Guide starts by correcting common misconceptions of learning difficulties that are rife in the press and popular literature, and addresses the conflicting approaches and advice from 'experts'. This authoritative guide then moves through diagnosis – with information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, discalculia and more – to offering practical and easy tips to enable parents to help their child overcome their learning difficulty. Both authors are practising psychologists with extensive knowledge and experience of children's learning difficulties. They will show parents how to develop a successful approach to assessing and subsequently managing their child's difficulties.

A Parent's Guide to Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

Author: Maria Chivers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781861440266
Category: Dyslexia
Page: 123
View: 7776

Understanding Dyslexia

A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Author: Denis Lawrence,McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238041
Category: Education
Page: 175
View: 9697
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.

Reading and Learning Difficulties

Approaches to Teaching and Assessment
Author: Peter Stuart Westwood
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 086431390X
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 2850
This book is a guide to teaching reading more effectively to a wide range of children. It presents various research-supported approaches to teaching, explains why learning problems sometimes occur, and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties.-- back cover, ed.

The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens

100+ Creative, Fun, Multi-sensory and Inclusive Ideas for Successful Learning
Author: Gavin Reid,Nick Guise,Jennie Guise
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784507253
Category: Education
Page: 376
View: 8144
Packed with fun, creative and multi-sensory activities, this resource will help children and teenagers with dyslexia become successful learners across the curriculum. The authors provide over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative activities and ideas to unlock the learning of children and teenagers with dyslexia in creative ways. The book is split into parts addressing literacy, numeracy, learning and cross curricular subjects. With fun activities like 'Spelling Ping-Pong' and 'Class Got Talent', it focuses on key skills such as listening, memory, spelling, writing and key board skills. Each activity includes a 'red herring' that will keep dyslexic children and teenagers entertained, extending them in interesting ways that will appeal to those who think outside of the box. Brimming with imaginative ideas, The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities is an essential toolkit for any teacher or parent working with children and young people with dyslexia.

Neuropsycholinguistic Perspectives on Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities

Author: Simone Aparecida Capellini
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600215377
Category: Psychology
Page: 139
View: 8367
This books presents research and issues related to reading and writing acquisition and problems in its acquisition, contributing as a basis for students and professionals to direct with competence isolated and integrated acquisition in reading, writing and arithmetic in normal children and in children with learning disabilities. The subjects in this book confirm the necessity of filling gaps in the understanding of integration between neurological and psycholinguistic aspects which are necessary for reading and writing development.

Living With Dyslexia

The social and emotional consequences of specific learning difficulties/disabilities
Author: Barbara Riddick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134802161
Category: Education
Page: 248
View: 2002
Presenting case studies and interviews with all those concerned, combined with an up-to-date account of current thinking, this book provides an accessible and realistic account of dyslexia. Through listening to children, their parents and teachers we can learn more about dyslexia, and how to cope with it more effectively. Living With Dyslexia reports on a wide variety of issues including how children become to be identified as dyslexic, the kinds of social and emotional difficulties encountered by both themselves and their families, and how they fared within the educational system.

The Dyslexia Assessment

Author: Gavin Reid,Jennie Guise
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472945077
Category: Education
Page: 208
View: 5859
The Dyslexia Assessment is a complete assessment tool for investigating reading, writing and spelling difficulties in learners. Written by leading experts Gavin Reid and Jennie Guise, this practical guide aims to clarify the ambiguities and uncertainties that exist around the dyslexia assessment and is applicable to all education sectors, including early years, primary, secondary, further and higher education. The book provides practical and comprehensive guidance on carrying out an assessment for dyslexia through informal and formal strategies, and interpreting and acting on results. It features assessment sheets, including questionnaires, forms and checklists that can be photocopied or downloaded from an accompanying website. The strategies explored focus on the whole learner, taking into consideration social, emotional and motivational factors, as well as the challenges of assessing learners with overlapping conditions or EAL. This practical and invaluable guide will inform and empower all mainstream and specialist teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and psychologists to provide the best support possible for learners with reading, writing or spelling difficulties.

Reading by the Colors

Overcoming Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Through the Irlen Method
Author: Helen Irlen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399531569
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 3834
This new edition of Reading by the Colors includes significant breakthroughs and new applications for use with the Irlen Method to aid in the treatment of reading disabilities.

Maths Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Second Edition
Author: Steve Chinn
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784509892
Category: Education
Page: 136
View: 4667
Written by a world authority on maths difficulties in children, this accessible guide provides tried and tested visual strategies and tailored techniques to help teachers and parents support children with SpLDs who need help with maths. Drawing on the latest research, into areas such as cognition and meta-cognition, along with the authors' decades of teaching experience, the book offers insight into how maths learning difficulties, including dyslexia, dyscalculia and maths anxiety, make maths difficult. Each chapter looks at foundational areas of maths learning that children may struggle with, from early number experiences to basic addition and subtraction, times tables, measurement and more. Essential reading for any teacher, learning assistant or parent supporting children with maths.

Children and Learning Difficulties

Author: Onita Nakra
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN: 9788170234722
Category: Learning disabilities
Page: 261
View: 7136

Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies

Author: Maria Chivers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103788
Category: Medical
Page: 144
View: 3898
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Specific Learning Disabilities

Author: Yitzchak Frank
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199862958
Category: Medical
Page: 313
View: 3113
This book is a concise but comprehensive review of Specific Learning Disabilities, with a special attention to the biology of these diverse conditions. The reader will get a review of most aspects of SLD, including the different clinical syndromes (mostly dyslexia and dyscalculia), the clinical manifestations and the therapeutic approaches. It is unique in the proportion of its content dedicated to the biological aspects of SLD. It attempts to assemble and present the biological knowledge which has been accumulated on these conditions. This knowledge includes the neurological anatomy of dyslexia and dyscalculia, demonstrated with the help of modern neuro-imaging studies, and the physiology and the genetics of these conditions, again demonstrated by recently available technologies. These new technologies produced major discoveries related to SLD including the importance of phonological processing in reading, the presence of "number center¨in the brain, and the rain networks involved in reading. We recognize that many dyslexic subjects have a deficit in aspects of language processing, specifically phonological processing; that dyscalculia can be the result of a number of distinct cognitive impairments, and that the basic underlying deficit in many cases of SLD may be a genetic variation. The same new biological investigative techniques can, like never before, measure the outcome of therapeutic techniques and learning methods. Such measurements will, in the future, be the "gold standard¨in assessing the efficacy of different methods of classroom teaching in regular and different learners. Last, unlike many other publications on SLD, this book discusses the relatively unrecognized emotional aspects of SLD, and the sometime devastating effects that these conditions have on the life of affected subjects and their families, in and out of the classroom.