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Meeting the Needs of Students with Dyslexia

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This book will enable teachers to gain an insight into the impact of dyslexia on the acquisition of literacy, numeracy and verbal communication skills. It is a practical guide to help teachers to develop individual and whole class strategies to accommodate differences in learning successfully.Its accessible language and layout will facilitate easy reference for busy practitioners.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Dyslexia: Definition, recognition and assessment; Definition; Recognising signs of dyslexia; The need for assessment; Interpreting the assessment report. Chapter 2 - Learning Styles; Learning styles and multisensory teaching; Recognising learning styles - visual, auditory and kinaesthetic; Multisensory activities; Thinking styles in mathematics; Chapter 3 - The impact of dyslexia on literacy and communication skills; Overview of potential difficulties; Areas of impact: Memory, Processing, Phonological awareness and processing, Sequencing, Direction, Organisation and time management, Motor skills, Meares Irlen syndrome; Chapter 4 - Strategies for reading and spelling; Overview; Early reading and spelling skills; Higher level reading and spelling skills; Choosing appropriate text; Chapter 5 - Study Skills; Overview; Note-taking; Revision; Planning and structuring work; Mind mapping; ICT; Chapter 6 - The impact of dyslexia on maths and numeracy skills; 'I'm still on the words'; Dyscalculia; Assessment; Signs of dyslexia in maths and numeracy; Turning concrete to abstract; Multisensory resources in the classroom; Areas of potential difficulty:; Memory; Revision; Processing; Reading; Visual and auditory discrimination; Perseveration; Meares Irlen Syndrome; Sequencing; Motor skills. Calculators; Chapter 7 - The wider school community; Working with parents; Working with support staff; Encouraging positive peer attitude; Contacts, recommended further reading and suppliers; Bibliography.

About the Author

June Massey is a freelance dyslexia teacher, assessor and trainer. She is an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association, a Dyslexia Institute Guild Member and holds a SpLD Assessment Award Practising Certificate.


"This eminently readable book guides the reader through a wealth of information about the management of dyslexia from early years through to the secondary phase and adulthood...The book is extremely well organised, enabling the reader quickly to locate information. There is a concise introduction, seven compact chapters and concluding sections covering contacts, suppliers, further reading and a comprehensive bibliography...What I found especially powerful was the way in which the reader is clearly shown, and possibly made to fell, how dyslexia can so fundamentally affect functioning...The clarity and scope of the book make it highly suitable for both support staff and teachers alike." Special Needs, November 2009

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