Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion: Child-centred perspectives

Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion: Child-centred perspectives

By: Sean MacBlain (author), Louise Long (author), Jill Dunn (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Sean MacBlain PhD is a distinguished author and academic whose publications include: MacBlain (Sage, 2014) How Children Learn; Gray and MacBlain (Sage, 2015) Learning Theories in Childhood, now going into its 3rd edition; MacBlain, Long and Dunn, (Sage, 2015) Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion: Child-centred Perspectives; MacBlain, Dunn and Luke (Sage, 2017) Contemporary Childhood. A number of Sean's publications are used by students, academics and practitioners worldwide. Sean is currently a senior academic at Plymouth Marjon University where he previously held the positions of Research Lead for the Centre for Professional and Educational Research, Research Coordinator for the School of Education and Deputy Chair of the Ethics Committee. Sean also worked previously as a Senior Lecturer in Education and Developmental Psychology at Stranmillis University College, Queens University Belfast. In addition to this, Sean has also worked for over twenty years as an educational psychologist and continues in this field as an independent practitioner. Sean is married to Angela and lives in Somerset, England. Sean MacBlain will be discussing key ideas from Contemporary Childhood in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here. 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 dyslexia in Northern Irish primary schools. Louise's research interests are in inclusive teacher learning, dyslexia and pupil well-being. She has published extensively in national and international peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to international books on teacher education. In the last five years Louise has procured funding for a number of research projects on inclusion and dyslexia. 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 the Early Years. Jill lives in Lisburn, Northern Ireland with her husband Ian and two daughters Holly and Katy.


SECTION 1: NEW HORIZONS FOR PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA 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 SECTION 2: BUILDING CAPACITY TO RAISE LITERACY STANDARDS FOR CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA AND DEVELOPMENTAL LITERACY DIFFICULTIES 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 SECTION 3: LITERACY IN CONTEMPORARY SETTINGS Chapter 7: New literacies in the classroom: forging culturally responsive curricula, Jill Dunn Contemporary Challenges: Looking to the Future, Sean MacBlain and Jill Dunn

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446298435
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781446298435
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 1446298434

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