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The Dyslexia-Friendly Teacher's Toolkit

Strategies for Teaching Students 3-18

By Margaret Meehan, Barbara Pavey, Sarah Davis

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Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 17 June 2013
'This book is a really practical, hands-on guide packed woth a wealth of advice on strategies and "things to try" reflecting the authors' extensive experience. If you want to make effective, inclusive dyslexia-friendly classrooms a reality rather than an aspiration, this book is for you' -Dr John P. Rack, Head of Research and Development, Dyslexia Action In this toolkit the authors provide you with the foundations for making your setting and your teaching style dyslexia-friendly. There is a general overview of the principles and practices required, and what the dyslexia-aware teacher needs to bear in mind. Chapters cover: - understanding learners with dyslexia; - dyslexia and phonics; - dyslexia and English as an Additional Language; - dyslexia and mathematics; - dyslexia and science; - dyslexia and creativity. Each chapter includes visual chapter overviews, tried and tested strategies for the classroom and the whole school, using technology to help learners, case studies from practice, children's voices and sources of further information. The book offers you ideas and advice, and will ensure you feel confident you are doing the right things to help overcome barriers to learning. Barbara Pavey is a lecturer in Higher Education, training dyslexia specialists in the North of England. Margaret Meehan is Coordinator of Specialist Tuition at Swansea University Sarah Davis is an Early Years Leading Teacher working in North Yorkshire

Table of Contents

IntroductionUnderstanding Learners with Dyslexia - Barbara PaveySupporting Learning - Barbara PaveyDyslexia and Phonics - Sarah DavisDyslexia and English as an Additional Language - Barbara PaveyReading, Writing and Spelling - Sarah DavisDyslexia and Mathematics - Margaret MeehanDyslexia and Science - Margaret MeehanDyslexia and Creativity - Barbara PaveyAppendix 1: A Dyslexia-friendly School-a practitioner's guideReferences

About the Author

Barbara Pavey worked as a teacher and SEN specialist for many years and is now Lecturer in Education (SEN) at the University of Wales, Swansea.

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'This book is a really practical, hands-on guide packed with a wealth of advice on strategies and 'things to try' reflecting the authors' extensive experience. If you want to make effective, inclusive dyslexia friendly classrooms a reality rather than an aspiration, this book is for you'-Dr John P Rack, Head of Research and Development, Dyslexia Action The book is an inspiring and comprehensive source of information and ideas for creating a dyslexia-friendly learning environment at all levels, and in my opinion deserves a place in the staff room of all schools. -- Jo Hollingsworth

EAN: 9781446207086
ISBN: 1446207080
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Dimensions: 29.7 x 21 x 1 centimetres (0.41 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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