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Dyslexia. A Practitioner's Handbook. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2221345
  • Book
  • March 2003
  • 438 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This thoroughly revised edition of the popular
Dyslexia: A Practitioner′s Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of research and practice in dyslexia. It provides a range of assessment and teaching strategies that can be applied in mainstream primary and secondary schools.

This new edition:

  • reviews new and alternative interventions for dyslexia and international initiatives
  • focuses on inclusion, describing best practice in schools, as well as covering issues relating to multilingualism
  • highlights the challenges presented by individual subject areas of the curriculum, issues for students in further and continuing education and the perspective of parents
  • includes a fully revised annotated bibliography of recently published resources and comments on how they can be used.
This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource for those studying for a recognised qualification in Special Education and Dyslexia, as well as providing an accessible guide for parents, teachers and other professionals.


′Gavin Reid has the ability to make a complicated subject easily accessible to the reader. ? I recommend this book to everyone undertaking teacher training and to all teachers with pupils struggling with literacy.′ European Journal of Special Needs Education

′This book brings together in a helpful format a great deal of useful information and ideas which will be of value to teachers and others working in this field.′ The Psychologist

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The Acquisition of Literacy –


The Acquisition of Literacy –

Spelling and Writing;

Assessment –

Criteria and Considerations;

Assessment –



Teaching Approaches;

Metacognition and Study Skills;

Learning Styles;


Secondary Education;

Further and Higher Education and the Workplace;

Multilingualism and Dyslexia;


Comment and Conclusion
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Gavin Reid
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