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Music and Dyslexia


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Foreword. List of Contributors. Preface. Section I: Tackling Problems. 1. Dyslexia and other developmental Differences (Tim Miles) 2. Things that can go wrong (Tim Miles) Section II: In and around the Classroom (Christine McRitchie Pratt) 4. Classroom Rhythm games for literacy support (Katie Overy) 5. Early Years: Deirdre Starts to Learn Piano (Olivia McCarth and Diana Ditchfield) 6. Winning Over the Reluctants (Christine McRitchie Pratt, Diana Ditchfield, Sheila Oglethorpe and John Westcombe) 7;. Can Music Lessons Help the Dyslexic Learner? (Sheila Oglethorpe) 8. Parallels Between the Teaching of Musical and Mathematical Notation (Tim Miles) 9. The Paper Work (Diana Ditchfield) 10. Sight-reading (Sheila Oglethorpe) 11. Sight-reading and Memory (Michael Lea) 12. Ten Top Tips and Thoughts (Nigel Clarke) 13. Can Computers Help? Matching the Inner with the Outer Ear (Adam Apostoli) Section III: Strategies and Success. 14. Positive Connections Across the Generations (Annemarie Sand John Westcombe) 15. Similarities and Differences in the Dyslexic Voice (Paula Bishop-Liebler) 16. Thirty-seven Oboists (Carolyn King) 17. Suzuki Benefits for Children with Dyslexia (Jenny Macmillan) 18. Dyslexia: No Problem (Diana Ditchfield) Section IV: Science takes Us Forward. 19. Insights from Brain Imaging (Katie Overy) 20. Music Reading: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach (Lauren Stewart) Index.

About the Author

Tim Miles, OBE, MA, PhD, CPsychol., FBPS, was the first Professor of Psychology at the University of Wales, Bangor, serving from 1963 to 1987, and is now Professor Emeritus. He has published widely both on dyslexia and other topics. he is an amateur Cellist.


"I recommend this humane, grounded and practical collection of essays to anyone with an interest in learning and teaching music." (Patoss Bulletin, November 2008) "A great read for specialist music teachers, advisory staff and anyone wanting to get a real feel for the difficulties faced by our children." (Children and Young People Now, July 2008)

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