‘An enterprising and user-friendly book that will be well received by its intended audience – classroom teachers in mainstream schools and SENCOs. This book supports, and in some cases (the Lone Rangers) will supplant, an awareness-level course in dyslexia. It guides the reader through current and changing systems and practices in the maintained sector, and succeeds in its primary aim to provide practical resources for support and intervention. Tables, diagrams, case studies and call-out boxes pop up, oasis-like, to offer regular refreshment.’
–Martin Turner, Chartered Educational Psychologist
This book focuses on the practical difficulties facing dyslexic pupils every day in the classroom and provides teachers and parents with strategies to support and enable them to access the curriculum with a minimum of fuss and upheaval. The pupil’s perspective is also considered, with a section devoted to encouraging children to be positive about themselves and become independent learners. This second edition has been expanded and updated to cover recent legislation and current trends (children services, achievement agenda, inclusion agenda, removing barriers to achievement), with more explanation on dyslexia, current views on learning strategies, DfES guidance on literacy and the three ‘waves’ of intervention, time management, reference to newly produced National Primary Strategy materials to support teacher CPD training, and the use of new classroom technology.
Series: Supporting Children
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 2 edition (June 19, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 11.6 inches