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The New Zealand Dyslexia Handbook

Author : Tom Nicholson
ISBN : 1927231442
Genre : Dyslexia
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"This is a practical book designed to help dyslexic students and their teachers. Drawing on the latest research, the authors aim to build understanding and awareness in schools and the community about dyslexia. They debunk myths and show classroom teachers practical steps to help dyslexic students learn more effectively. The book tackles common questions such as: What is dyslexia?; What does the latest research tell us about the brain and dyslexia?; How do I know if one of my students has dyslexia?; How do I make my classroom dyslexia friendly? Chapters cover dyslexia, family and the school, dyslexia, self-esteem and behaviour; and screening for dyslexia. There is a section on how to tackle dyslexia, and resources such as lesson plans and programmes. This book includes a DVD Talking about Dyslexia which offers powerful insights into the world of students with dyslexia. It tells the stories of three students and explores what a dyslexia-friendly school and classroom looks like"--Book jacket.
Category: Dyslexia

Learning Disorders

Author : Peter Westwood
ISBN : 9781351703185
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What are learning disorders? How can schools endeavour to address these disorders in today's inclusive classrooms? This book answers these important questions in practical terms and discusses in detail the instructional needs of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and other significant disorders that affect learning. Peter Westwood draws on international research literature to provide supporting evidence of best practices. The book is unique in linking the teaching methods recommended for overcoming learning problems directly to each of the three tiers of support in the Response-to-Intervention Model. It presents examples of effective whole-class teaching, intensive small group instruction and individual tutoring, as well as addressing key topics such as: educational progress of students with learning disorders; principles for teaching dyslexic students; difficulties with writing and spelling; developing students' numeracy skills; specific intervention strategies; nonverbal learning disabilities. Learning Disorders will be of interest to practising teachers, trainee teachers, teaching assistants, educational psychologists, school counsellors and parents. It will also provide valuable insights for any school planning to upgrade its support system for students with special educational needs.

Frontiers In The Acquisition Of Literacy

Author : Claire M. Fletcher-Flinn
ISBN : 9782889196562
Genre :
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Learning to read, and to spell are two of the most important cultural skills that must be acquired by children, and for that matter, anyone learning a second language. We are not born with an innate ability to read. A reading system of mental representations that enables us to read must be formed in the brain. Learning to read in alphabetic orthographies is the acquisition of such a system, which links mental representations of visual symbols (letters) in print words, with pre-existing phonological (sound) and semantic (comprehension) cognitive systems for language. Although spelling draws on the same representational knowledge base and is usually correlated with reading, the acquisition processes involved are not quite the same. Spelling requires the sequential production of letters in words, and at beginning levels there may not be a full degree of integration of phonology with its representation by the orthography. Reading, on the other hand, requires only the recognition of a word for pronunciation. Hence, spelling is more difficult than reading, and learning to spell may necessitate more complete representations, or more conscious access to them. The learning processes that children use to acquire such cognitive systems in the brain, and whether these same processes are universal across different languages and orthographies are central theoretical questions. Most children learn to read and spell their language at the same time, thus the co-ordination of these two facets of literacy acquisition needs explication, as well as the effect of different teaching approaches on acquisition. Lack of progress in either reading and/or spelling is also a major issue of concern for parents and teachers necessitating a cross-disciplinary approach to the problem, encompassing major efforts from researchers in neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology, and education. The purpose of this Research Topic is to summarize and review what has been accomplished so far, and to further explore these general issues. Contributions from different perspectives are welcomed and could include theoretical, computational, and empirical works that focus on the acquisition of literacy, including cross-orthographic research.

The Sage Handbook Of Dyslexia

Author : Gavin Reid
ISBN : 9781848600379
Genre : Education
File Size : 52.31 MB
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The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research. The book has 5 main sections: - neurological/genetic perspectives - cognitive and learning perspectives - educational influences - beyond school - international perspectives.
Category: Education


Author : Gavin Reid
ISBN : 9781118687161
Genre : Education
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The main purpose of this new edition is to incorporate the most recent theoretical and practical research in the field of dyslexia and literacy and present it in a user friendly format for Practitioners. It refers to the most recent government reports on literacy and dyslexia in a number of countries such as, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Each chapter has a summary at the start and, at the end, key points and 'points to consider' are looked at.
Category: Education


Author : Morag Hunter-Carsch
ISBN : UOM:39015050494098
Genre : Education
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This text proposes a socially interactive model of dyslexia set within a wider framework of specific learning difficulties. The model is flanked by reflective contributions from writers, researchers and teachers.
Category: Education

Dyslexia In Adults

Author : Gavin Reid
ISBN : UOM:39015050823833
Genre : Education
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This book covers key aspects of learning in adults with dyslexia, including individual profiles, strengths and difficulties, the role of the tutor, course design, assessment and method of teaching, as well as providing a number of support strategies. Case studies highlight the needs of employers and dyslexia adults in the workplace and give examples of good practice.
Category: Education

Dyslexia Successful Inclusion In The Secondary School

Author : Lindsay Peer
ISBN : 9781136628047
Genre : Social Science
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Increasingly dyslexia is becoming a whole-school issue. The responsibility for addressing the needs of dyslexic students no longer rests with one individual but is the responsibility of all school staff - subject specialists and school management. This timely book addresses this need by providing specific guidance to secondary school staff on how to support dyslexic students within different subject areas and within the principles and practices of inclusion.
Category: Social Science

Dyslexia And Literacy

Author : Gavin Reid
ISBN : 0471486337
Genre : Education
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Dyslexia and Literacy provides a comprehensive, practical introduction for all professionals seeking an understanding of dyslexia in children. Divided into 4 parts, the book firstly introduces the various theoretical perspectives and follows this up with identification and assessment techniques with an emphasis on practical, classroom related issues. The third part of the text covers topics related to the school curriculum and a final section covers issues that relate to the learning process. An invaluable text for anyone who needs to know about dyslexia in children including post-graduate students in psychology and education, SENCOs and trainee teachers.
Category: Education

Reading Disabilities

Author : R.M. Joshi
ISBN : 9789401119887
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The present volume is based on the proceedings of the Advanced Study Institute (ASI) sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Institute was conducted at the beautiful Chateau de Bonas, near Toulouse, France in October, 1991. A number of scholars from different countries participated in the two-week institute on differential diagnosis and treatments of reading and writing problems. The accepted papers for this volume are divided into three sections: (a) Differential diagnosis of reading disabilities; (b) Access to language-related component processes; and (c) Reading/spelling strategies. The other papers appear in a companion volume: Developmental and Acquired Dyslexia: Neuropsychological and Neurolinguistic Perspectives, also coedited by Joshi and Leong and published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Several people and organizations have helped us in this endeavor and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. Our special thanks are due to: the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO for providing the major portion of the financial support; Dr. L. V. da Cunha of NATO and Dr. THo Kester and Mrs. Barbara Kester of the International Transfer of Science and Technology (ITST) for their help and support of the various aspects of the institute; Mr. Charles Stockman and the entire staff of the Chateau de Bonas for making our stay a pleasant one by helping us to run the Institute smoothly. We also wish to thank our reviewers and the following people for other assistance: Christi Martin, and Xi-wu Fang.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Phonics Handbook

Author : Tom Nicholson
ISBN : UVA:X004911737
Genre : Education
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One in four school students struggle to read. The Phonics Handbook has been written to give assistance to teachers in helping students with reading difficulties. Taking a phonological approach, the book is set out in the form of lesson plans designed to be used instantly, requiring no preparation. The book is based on the wisdom gained from working with hundreds of students who have attended the author’s after-school reading clinic. This is reflected in the practical approach to helping students of all ages including those with English as a second language and those with a range of difficulties including, special needs, motivational and attention problems. Phonics Handbook includes lesson plans for every phonics skill from the basic alphabet sounds through to blends, digraphs, syllable breaking and decoding Latin and Greek words. Each lesson is followed by a worksheet for students. Using this format, the book incorporates diagnostic assessment to measure what students need at the outset of teaching, as well as measuring whether the tutoring has been effective. Additional teaching strategies are given to reinforce spelling and assist reading comprehension. Strategies for ‘hard to teach’ students and information on reporting to parents are included, incorporating research on the best tutoring methods.
Category: Education

Crc Handbook Of Nutrition In The Aged

Author : Ronald Ross Watson
ISBN : UOM:49015001445411
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Recognition and understanding of the special nutrition problems of the aged is changing along with the growing number of the elderly in the general population. In the eight years since the first edition of the Handbook of Nutrition in the Aged was originally published, both economic changes and health issues have contributed to the decreasing nutritional intake among the aged. New treatments such hyperalimenation and renutrition are now accepted as ways to restore and maintain optimum immune functions. Intended for gerentologists, nutritionists, dieticians and assisted living professionals, the third edition of Handbook of Nutrition in the Aged reviews some of the major nutritional problems occurring with significant frequency in elderly adults. Other topics discussed include the effects of the aging process, changes in social status, and financial conditions that significantly affect the approaches to treatment and study of nutritional and health problems of the aged.
Category: Health & Fitness

Dyslexia Speech And Language

Author : Joy Stackhouse
ISBN : PSU:000026486161
Genre : Education
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This book presents current ideas on the relationship between spoken and written language difficulties and provides clinical and educational perspectives on the assessment and management of children?s reading and spelling problems.
Category: Education

Education Today

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ISBN : UCAL:B4567096
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Handbook Of Child Psychology Child Psychology In Practice

Author : William Damon
ISBN : 0471272914
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 61.69 MB
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Part of the authoritative four-volume reference that spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared. Updated and revised to reflect the new developments in the field, the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition contains new chapters on such topics as spirituality, social understanding, and non-verbal communication. Volume 4: Child Psychology in Practice, edited by K. Ann Renninger, Swarthmore College, and Irving E. Sigel, Educational Testing Service, covers child psychology in clinical and educational practice. New topics addressed include educational assessment and evaluation, character education, learning disabilities, mental retardation, media and popular culture, children's health and parenting.
Category: Psychology

The Secretary S Handbook

Author : Sarah Augusta Taintor
ISBN : UOM:39015015459715
Genre : Business & Economics
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Provides information on grammar, punctuation, spelling, diction, office machines, word processing, telephone etiquette, business letters, filing, reports, travel arrangements, and taking minutes
Category: Business & Economics