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Dyslexia in the Primary Classroom
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Dyslexia in the Primary Classroom



May 2009 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
This book is an important resource for all primary trainees. It provides an explanation of what dyslexia is and how it affects a child's learning, suggests simple activities which can be used to screen children ready for referral and outlines some easy-to-follow activities addressing different learning styles. It is full of practical suggestions on how to teach reading, spelling and mathematics, develop writing and help with classroom organisation for children displaying difficulties in these areas. The Primary National Strategy is considered throughout and clear links are made to the Professional Standards for the Award of QTS.
 
What is dyslexia? Causes and consequences
 
Identifying dyslexia-some practical strategies
 
Working with teaching assistants
 
Teaching spelling-games and activities
 
Teaching writing skills
 
Teaching reading: games and activities
 
Mathematics and dyslexia
 
Using ICT
 
Conclusion

Useful text

Ms Deborah Boekestein
Department of Education, Newman University College
June 11, 2012

A good text to introduce students to the key issues surrounding dyslexia within the classroom. Strategies to promote an inclusive learning environment have been well received by all the students who engaged with the text.

Sarah Charles
Education, Derby University
May 28, 2012

This is a very clearly set out book and very easy to navigate. The practical activities and games have been used by my teachers and they found thay were useful asnd relevant in their classrooms. The ideas are clearly linked to the theory so students undersatnd the rationale for their actions. A good resource for my MA Dyslexia: Research and Practice and British Dyslexia Association's Approved Teacher Status and Approved Practitioner Status awards.

Mrs Irene Scott
Faculty of Education (Parkgate), Chester University
May 16, 2012

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Wendy Hall

Currently employed at Liverpool Hope University in teacher training, Wendy has spent the last 20 years gaining qualifications in various aspects of special needs. Having qualified as a specialist tutor she taught privately in schools as well as providing special expertise on teacher training programmes. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844451890
£22.99