Dyslexia in the Early Years: A Handbook for Practice

Dyslexia in the Early Years: A Handbook for Practice

by Gavin Reid


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Research has shown that early identification and intervention is crucial and can in fact minimise, and may even prevent, the challenges of dyslexia from becoming too detrimental at later stages of education. This book offers both research insights and practical guidance for teachers working in Early Years settings on how to create resource materials that would be suitable for the development of children with dyslexia.

Beginning with a contextual note on the key difficulties faced by children at risk of dyslexia, the book takes the reader through the processes of identification and diagnosis, before offering ideas on how to tailor classroom materials for these students. The book's resource materials are designed to target areas such as reading, spelling, numeracy, language skills, social and emotional development, and problem solving skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785920653
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gavin Reid is an international consultant and psychologist with consultancies in Canada, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He was visiting professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in the Department of Education and Counselling Psychology and Special Education in 2007 and 2010. He was previously a senior lecturer at Moray House School of Education in Edinburgh. He is an ambassador for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre in the UK. He lives in Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments. 1. Dyslexia, Pre-school and the Early Years: The Context. 2. Identifying learning needs. 3. Intervention approaches - meeting individual needs. 4. Intervention approaches - meeting classroom needs. 5. Emotional and social issues and Motivation. 6. Memory and Information Processing. 7. Specific Learning Difficulties. 8. Issues and Considerations. 9. Concluding Comments, Resources and Practical Strategies. Appendix 1. Resources Grid. Appendix 2. Further Contacts. Glossary. References. Index.

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