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Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion

Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion
Child-centred perspectives

March 2015 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is about raising standards in literacy for children with dyslexia by putting the child at the centre of everything you do, focusing on wellbeing, and recognising the role that adults have to play in ensuring all children reach their potential. Concentrating on children in primary schools and early years settings the book looks at: 

  • Early intervention
  • Pupil voice
  • Working as a team
  • New literacies
  • Child-centred identification, assessment and provision
  • Challenges for the inclusive school.

Suitable for all those working with children with dyslexia this book contains strategies that can be easily adopted to academically and emotionally benefit the children you are working with.

Chapter 1: Changing experiences in childhood: challenges for the 21st Century, Sean MacBlain
Chapter 2: Child-centred literacy pathways: pupils’ perspectives, Louise Long
Chapter 3: Meeting the needs of children with dyslexia and developmental literacy difficulties: holistic approaches, Sean MacBlain
Chapter 4: Child-centred approaches to the identification and assessment of dyslexia and developmental literacy difficulties, Sean MacBlain and Louise Long
Chapter 5: Raising literacy standards: perspectives on best practice, Sean MacBlain, Louise Long and Jill Dunn
Chapter 6: Advancing inclusive cultures for literacy learning in the mainstream primary school, Louise Long
Chapter 7: New literacies in the classroom: forging culturally responsive curricula, Jill Dunn
Contemporary Challenges: Looking to the Future, Sean MacBlain and Jill Dunn

This book clearly provides vital information about dyslexia, literacy and Inclusion. It captured to a great extent knowledge and understanding individuals will need to develop to be able to support children with dyslexia in a range of childcare provisions.

Dr Stella Ada Kanu
Training and Education, Greater Step Ltd
December 15, 2015

this book has been effective to support students to develop and enhance their knowledge in this subject area.

Miss Katie ann Lee
Early Years Department, Solihull College
March 1, 2016

opens new perspectives on the topic

Miss Lisa Paleczek
Educational Science, University of Graz
September 4, 2015

A really useful book for my Early Years students as there are various strategies and methods which are child centred. The exercises and weblinks are also useful and the case studies provide good examples.

Miss Charlotte Bishop
Early Years, University Campus Oldham
November 2, 2015

I will recommend this book for my Foundation Degree in Educational Support students. It provides much more than an understanding of dyslexia as the focus is on the needs of children and real practical strategies, informed by research, which my working students (TAs) will find extremely useful both in their own practice and in their coursework. The combination of literacy development and inclusion makes the book adaptable to other inclusive contexts too. There are clear, well-presented examples. The only additions I would make are some visual pictures and tables which would reinforce the book's own message of accessibility and this seems to be a surprising omission in a book about dyslexia.

Dr Carol Chambers
School Of Education, Nottingham Trent University
December 10, 2015

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the impact of dyslexia on the individual and will help practitioners at all levels to support learners.

Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University
September 22, 2015

The book content fits well with the concept and content of our Specialist Teacher Module

Mr Andrew Whittle
Faculty Of Education, Edge Hill University
October 18, 2015

A useful book that looks to contemporary challenges including the training of teachers within school rather than in HEIs. A big problem in getting the right training in this economic environment.

Ms Jan Seabourne
Education and Training , Dyslexia Action
June 29, 2015

This text realy brings the subject of dyslexia up to date.

It links the topic to latest legal and policy developments and considers support for children with dyslexia within the wider themes of inclusive education, in particular child-centered planning.

I will have no hesitation in recommending this text to my students

Dr Dominic Griffiths
Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
May 19, 2015

ideal for FdA students

Miss Marie Sayers
Teacher Education, Greenwich Community College
May 14, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion: Chapter 3

Sean MacBlain

Sean MacBlain PhD is a distinguished author and academic  whose publications include: MacBlain (Sage, 2021) Children’s Learning in Early Childhood; MacBlain (Sage, 2020) Child Development for Teachers; MacBlain, Dunn and Luke (Sage, 2017) Contemporary Childhood;  Gray and MacBlain (Sage, 2015) Learning Theories in Childhood; MacBlain, Long and Dunn, (Sage, 2015) Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion: Child-centred Perspectives;  MacBlain (Sage, 2014) How Children Learn. Sean’s publications are used by students, practitioners and academics throughout the world and have been widely translated including into Chinese and Vietnamese.... More About Author

Louise Long

Louise Long is a senior lecturer in education at Saint Mary’s University College Belfast where she coordinates a number of Masters’ modules in special educational needs and pastoral issues, as well as post-graduate programmes on child development. She is engaged in supervision of M-level research dissertations. Louise is a chartered educational psychologist and has previously worked as an Education and Library Board psychologist, primary school teacher and Further Education lecturer. She has just returned from a seconded post as assistant project manager (research) on a DE-funded project, which aimed to build capacity in literacy and... More About Author

Jill Dunn

Jill Dunn is a senior lecturer in Stranmillis University College, Belfast.  She was a primary school teacher working in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One classrooms before moving into teacher education.   Jill teaches widely across the BEd and PGCE Early Years programmes.  However, her main interests lie in the teaching of literacy in the early years.  Jill has just completed her EdD in 2013 and her dissertation focused on children’s views on using popular culture to teach writing.  She has been involved in a number of funded research projects on literacy and is currently involved in an evaluation of iPads in... More About Author

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